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Spain - Box office - Biting back at the bootlegs

Whether the problem lies with piracy or mediocre product, Spanish admissions and DVD revenue took a tumble last year as audiences found other ways to fill their leisure time. Although the territory's annual per capita cinema admissions remain higher than in the UK, Italy or Germany, they plunged by 18% in 2007, while revenue dropped 15.8% to $797m (EUR535m). DVD rentals also fell 18% from 2006 to 2007, while video-game sales and internet usage soared.

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