May 24, 2013
Cinema ticket sales 40% higher in 2011
With a little over 42,245,000 tickets sold this year, Argentina's cinema box office sales over took those of last year by a whopping 40% and were very close to equaling the record number of sales made in 2004 - even though national film releases throughout the year did not help to facilitate the growth.
Luciano Tafetani, coordinator of Ultracine, told press that “in many aspects, 2011 was a great year for the cinema: which can be put down to the bettering economic situation in the country.”
“The increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country has generated a huge boost in the amount of new customers visiting local cinemas,” Tafetani said.
The highest grossing film this year was ‘Cars 2,’ which sold a huge 2,051,211 tickets at the box office, closely followed by ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ which fetched 1,929,457 viewers and thirdly ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with 1,823,869 tickets sold.