2008 statistics

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at yale.edu
Tue Feb 3 07:08:37 EST 2009

> That should be positive in any case, as 160 million would indicate  
> greater attendance than population as a whole :)

Yes, but in the late fifties, movie attendance was about 10 times the  
population (meaning that people went to the movies on average 10  
times a year), so this is still very low compared to that (with the  
average movie trip being once a year). It is also lower than 2004,  
which had 170 million admissions. But it is better than the 1990s and  
1980s, when the average was around 140 million, with a low of 119  
million in 1996.

Aaron Gerow
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Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University
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