Movie theatres see audience grow yet again in 2017

Portugal’s movie theatres are on a roll. Around 13.8 million movie-goers have been registered at movie theatres this year, a 3.4% increase compared to last year.

After facing some very difficult times during the country’s economic crisis, ticket sales have been growing every year since 2015.

And the data doesn’t even include ticket sales for December or the box-office hit that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” promises to be.

Revenue from ticket sales is also up 4.4%, having totalled €72 million between January and November.

April was the most popular month with 1.8 million tickets sold, while September, October and November were the worst with fewer than one million sold.

Topping the list of most-seen movies is “The Fate of the Furious” with around 787,000 viewers and €4.3 million in box-office revenue.

The full results for 2017 will only be announced in January 2018.

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