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Lithuanian cinemas were visited by over 3.6m people last year. Ticket sales reached more than €17.5m. A total of 291 films including 17 national productions were screened in 2106.
Between us, boys

The top 10 films include four Lithuanian premieres. Three of them are at the top of the list – Between Us, Boys (Tarp mūsų berniukų; directed by Kęstutis Gudavičius), What’s Your Emergency? (Gautas iškvietimas; directed by Tadas Vidmantas) and What’s Your Emergency 3 (Gautas iškvietimas 3; directed by Tadas Vidmantas), and Oh, Yes! Oh, No! (O, ne! O, taip!; directed by Julius Paulikas) Lithuanian Film Centre announced in a press release.

A total of 13 national premieres were featured in Lithuanian film theatres in 2016. They were seen by almost 700,000 viewers and grossed €3,463,634. Ten of these films were made with state support – either using the funding from the Lithuanian Film Centre or exploiting the tax incentive for film production.

In 2015, there were 10 premieres of Lithuanian films that attracted over 440,000 viewers and grossed €2,017,262.

Although the majority of the films screened in Lithuanian cinemas were made in the USA (55.7% in 2016), Lithuania is still noted for exceptionally big market share of national productions, which grew from 14% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2016. Due to diminished supply, the market share of European films shrank to less than 5%.

Revenue from tickets in Lithuanian film theatres grew by 15% or nearly €2.3m in 2016. Ticket price increased by €0.21 on average as compared to 2015. 60% of the income from the value added tax for film distribution and screening in cinemas is funnelled into funding Lithuanian films.

National films distribution support programme was launched across Lithuanian film theatres for the first time in 2016. Filmmakers willing to participate in the scheme had to invest into the marketing of the film twice the amount received as support. Five films took part in the programme – Seneca’s Day (Senekos diena), Kings’ Shift (Karalių pamaina), Together For Ever (Amžinai kartu), Gitel (Gitel), and 2 Nights Till Morning (2 yötä aamuun). €2,000 were allocated for the distribution programme. A similar amount is planned for 2017.

The most populuar films in 2016 Top 10

 

Title


(Eur)

Admissions

Premiere

1

Between Us, Boys

1.007.464

202.951

2016.01.01

2

What’s Your Emergency?

837.143

166.914

2016.03.04

3

What’s Your Emergency? 3

689.335

134.270

2016.10.07

4

Ice Age: Collision Course

663.145

143.509

2016.07.15

5

The Secret Life of Pets

491.286

110.039

2016.08.05

6

The Angry Birds Movie

456.615

104.438

2016.05.13

7

Suicide Squad

455.787

86.841

2016.08.05

8

Oh no! oh, yes!

414.207

85.780

2016.06.17

9

Trolls

391.201

89.117

2016.10.21

10

Deadpool

348.867

68.955

2016.02.12

Lithuanian films released 2016 and screened at film theatres

 

Filmo pavadinimas

Pajamos
(Eur)

Žiūrovų skaičius

Premjeros data

1

Tarp mūsų berniukų

1.007.464

202.951

2016.01.01

2

What’s Your Emergency?

837.143

166.914

2016.03.04

3

What’s Your Emergency?3

689.335

134.270

2016.10.07

4

Oh no! oh, yes!

414.207

85.780

2016.06.17

5

Patriots

267.229

55.091

2016.01.29

6

12 shairs

184.937

36.089

2016.12.23

7

Seneca‘s Day

23.323

5.681

2016.09.30

8

When We Talk About KGB

14.342

4.934

2016.01.08

9

2 nights Till Morning

13.954

3.779

2016.09.02

10

Kings‘ Shift

4.952

1.328

2016.10.21

11

You Can‘t Escape Lithuania

2.763

775

2016.11.18

12

Gitel

1.264

359

2016.09.23

13

Mariupolis

1.236

338

2016.05.13