Brazilian box office revenues up 12%
Brazil's box office has been on the upsurge since 1997, according to local research entity Filme B. To date, box office revenues in 2000 have increased by 12% compared to the same period in the previous year to $156m (Real292m) from $139m (Real260m). Due to ticket price increases, admissions have grown by a lower margin of 7%. At the current growth rate, total admissions are expected to reach 75 million, up from 70 million last year.