Average cinema ticket price in France 2009-2016

In 2016, the average cinema ticket price in France amounted to 6.51 euros. Despite having an average cinema ticket price cheaper than in other European countries such as Spain or the United Kingdom, France experienced an increase in its cinema ticket price for the past years. For instance, in 2009, the average ticket price to access French movie theaters was of 6.14 euros.

Cinema: a French passion

In 2017, there were 5,913 cinema screens in France. France was the country in Europe with the highest number of digital screens well ahead most populated countries like Germany and Russia. The French appear to love going to movies and in 2016, more than 213 million of cinema admissions were reported in the country. France has approximately 11,000 inhabitants per one cinema screen and those screens allow moviegoers to discover new French and international productions which are released every Wednesday in the country. And if the French enjoy American movies sometimes, they seem to be pretty chauvinist too. In the ranking of the five most popular films released in the country since 1945, three were French movies.

Cinema industry in France

Since the beginning of the 2000s, the revenue of cinemas in France rose and went from 894 million euros in 2000 up to 1,3 billion in 2016. One year later, in 2017, France had the second highest gross box office revenue among European countries, just behind the United Kingdom. Despite the language barrier, France produces many films that are sometimes exported abroad, mainly to Europe.

Average cinema ticket price in France from 2009 to 2016

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Release date

November 2017



Survey time period

2009 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures for 2009-2011 were published earlier by the source.

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