Theatrical admissions inFrance are running at levels 11% higher than last year according to latestfigures.
According to the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC) some 83.5 millionstickets were sold in the five months to the end of May 2004. And over a runningyear the figures are 183 million, a 3% improvement on the previous 12 monthperiod.
The figures represent a reversal of the decline in audience numbers whichaffected most territories in western Europe last year.
The CNC says that market share for local, French-produced films was anunchanged 42%.