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French mid-year box office report: admissions down amid heatwave and World Cup

Preliminary figures show admissions were down 1.9% for first six months of 2018.

A heatwave and World Cup fever, as the French team secured its place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, taking place in Russia throughout June and July, have dented France’s box office for the first half of 2018.

Preliminary figures released by the Cnc on July 6 showed admissions were down 1.9% for first six months of the year, coming in at 103m entries against 105m in the same period for 2017. On a sliding year basis, admissions for the 12-month period to end-June stood at 207.4m against 211m for the period in the previous year,

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