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Lithuanian films and Hollywood productions dominated Lithuanian film theatres in 2016

Press releases 2017-02-03

Lithuanian cinemas were visited by over 3.6m people last year. Ticket sales reached more than €17.5m. A total of 291 films including 17 national productions were screened in 2106.

The top 10 films include four Lithuanian premieres. Three of them are at the top of the list – Between Us, Boys (Tarp mūsų berniukų; directed by Kęstutis Gudavičius), What’s Your Emergency? (Gautas iškvietimas; directed by Tadas Vidmantas) and What’s Your Emergency 3 (Gautas iškvietimas 3; directed by Tadas Vidmantas), and Oh, Yes! Oh, No! (O, ne! O, taip!; directed by Julius Paulikas).

A total of 13 national premieres were featured in Lithuanian film theatres in 2016. They were seen by almost 700,000 viewers and grossed €3,463,634. Ten of these films were made with state support – either using the funding from the Lithuanian Film Centre or exploiting the tax incentive for film production.

In 2015, there were 10 premieres of Lithuanian films that attracted over 440,000 viewers and grossed €2,017,262.

Although the majority of the films screened in Lithuanian cinemas were made in the USA (55.7% in 2016), Lithuania is still noted for exceptionally big market share of national productions, which grew from 14% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2016. Due to diminished supply, the market share of European films shrank to less than 5%.

Revenue from tickets in Lithuanian film theatres grew by 15% or nearly €2.3m in 2016. Ticket price increased by €0.21 on average as compared to 2015. 60% of the income from the value added tax for film distribution and screening in cinemas is funnelled into funding Lithuanian films.

National films distribution support programme was launched across Lithuanian film theatres for the first time in 2016. Filmmakers willing to participate in the scheme had to invest into the marketing of the film twice the amount received as support. Five films took part in the programme – Seneca’s Day (Senekos diena), Kings’ Shift (Karalių pamaina), Together For Ever (Amžinai kartu), Gitel (Gitel), and 2 Nights Till Morning (2 yötä aamuun). €20,000 were allocated for the distribution programme. A similar amount is planned for 2017.

The most populuar films in 2016 Top 10

  Title
(Eur)
Admissions Premiere
1 Between Us, Boys 1.007.464 202.951 2016.01.01
2 What’s Your Emergency? 837.143 166.914 2016.03.04
3 What’s Your Emergency? 3 689.335 134.270 2016.10.07
4 Ice Age: Collision Course 663.145 143.509 2016.07.15
5 The Secret Life of Pets 491.286 110.039 2016.08.05
6 The Angry Birds Movie 456.615 104.438 2016.05.13
7 Suicide Squad 455.787 86.841 2016.08.05
8 Oh no! oh, yes! 414.207 85.780 2016.06.17
9 Trolls 391.201 89.117 2016.10.21
10 Deadpool 348.867 68.955 2016.02.12

Lithuanian films released 2016 and screened at film theatres

  Filmo pavadinimas Pajamos
(Eur)
Žiūrovų skaičius Premjeros data
1 Tarp mūsų berniukų 1.007.464 202.951 2016.01.01
2 What’s Your Emergency? 837.143 166.914 2016.03.04
3 What’s Your Emergency?3 689.335 134.270 2016.10.07
4 Oh no! oh, yes! 414.207 85.780 2016.06.17
5 Patriots 267.229 55.091 2016.01.29
6 12 shairs 184.937 36.089 2016.12.23
7 Seneca‘s Day 23.323 5.681 2016.09.30
8 When We Talk About KGB 14.342 4.934 2016.01.08
9 2 nights Till Morning 13.954 3.779 2016.09.02
10 Kings‘ Shift 4.952 1.328 2016.10.21
11 You Can‘t Escape Lithuania 2.763 775 2016.11.18
12 Gitel 1.264 359 2016.09.23
13 Mariupolis 1.236 338 2016.05.13
Last modified on 2017-02-03

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