Cinema Visitor Numbers Continue to Climb ({{commentsTotal}})

The number of people watching films in cinemas is showing no signs of decreasing even as ticket prices grew by 0.5 euros on average.

Cinemas saw a total of 2.56 million visitors in 2013, slightly more than in 2012, and setting another record in the re-independence era.

The average price of a cinema ticket saw the largest increase since 2001, and is now priced at 4.60 euros.

Cinema fans have much to celebrate and visitor numbers should break more records this year as a number of new cinemas are in construction with 2014 opening deadlines.

The most popular Estonian films in 2013 were “Kertu” directed by Ilmar Raag (42,500 visits), the Estonian and Georgian co-production “Tangerines” ("Mandariinid“) directed by Zaza Urushadze (nearly 33,000 visits) and “Living Images” ("Elavad pildid"), directed by Hardi Volmer (more than 25,000 visits).

Among all films, the most popular ones were “Despicable Me 2” (nearly 97,000 visits), “The Croods” (nearly 62,000 visits), and “Fast & Furious 6” (58,000 visits).