In 2008, Spain was a digital cinema laggard. But "Avatar" proved the gamechanger.
Cannes Film Festival
People to meet include Riccardo Tozzi, Christine Berg, Vincent Maraval and more.
In 2009, the Japanese B.O. hit its second-highest total ever, with $2.21 billion -- 5.7% better than 2008. Meanwhile, admissions grew 5.5% year-on to some 170 million.
With at least 500 3D screens out of a total of roughly 4,000, Italy touts itself as being at the forefront of Europe's 3D revolution.
In Italy, foreign indies are getting slammed by the country's mania for 3D and the strong showings of quality local titles.
Overall, Aussie B.O. was up 15% in 2009, with no further plunges in homevid and Oz's first-ever title to breach the $A100 million mark in "Avatar."
There were 120 3D screens in Scandinavia at the end of last year, which reps 6% of the total 2,000 venues, many of which are situated in rural areas and equipped with only one screen. The research…
Germany's independent distribs enjoyed a terrific year at the box office in 2009 thanks to a winning combination of hugely successful local pics and licensed titles.
When it comes to 3D, it's a tale of two Germanys.
Many libraries of classic indie and arthouse films aren't in a fit state to exploit the digital future, and library holders lack the resources to invest in the necessary technical upgrade, according…
Still a phenomenom, China's B.O. racked up $910 million last year.