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Spain extends box office boom

Gross hits $457.6 mil through Thanksgiving, 'Others' tops list

MADRID — Spain looks set to enjoy its 13th successive year of rising cinema admissions, and its best year for tickets sold since 1983.

According to figures released by Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport on Friday, 123.3 million tickets were purchased in Spain through Nov. 25 of this year.

That figure puts Spain on track for a total figure of around 140 million, its best numbers since 1983, which reaped 141.1 million. The final-year admission figure would also be some 3% up on 2000. “Harry Potter” alone has notched up 1.1 million tickets sold over its first weekend after a Nov. 30 bow.

Total Spanish B.O. gross stood at 85.8 billion pesetas ($457.6 million) through Nov. 25, just 4% off last year’s total. Final B.O gross figures could be 5%-10% up on 2000.

Analysts attribute this year’s boffo results to the record perfs of two Spanish films: Sogecine-Cruise/Wagner’s “The Others” ($21.2 million) and Lola’s “Torrente 2,” ($19.4 million), Spain’s No. 1 and 2 grossing pics of the year, U.S. films included.

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