New Films Europe shows a trend in Eastern Europe which might perk up sellers’ ears:
Slovak admissions see dramatic increase. Slovak cinemas attracted 1,022,890 viewers in the first quarter of 2009, a 44% rise in admissions comparing to the first quarter in the year 2008.
Hungarian box office up, attendance down. Attendance at Hungarian cinemas went into its seond year of decline, dropping 7.3% to 10,352,494, while box office increased 2.1% to €35 million, and the number of the screenings increased 9% according to the statistics of the National Film Office.Rising box office trend for Estonian film. Over the past half decade, the share of Estonian films at domestic box office has grown nearly fivefold from 47,000 ticekts sold in 2004 to 223,000 tickets sold in 2007.