The Lion King top choice for local cinema goers in 2019

According to the National Statistics Office – Malta, the public’s favourite film to watch in local cinemas last year was Disney’s The Lion King. The live-action remake of the 1994 animated version attracted 10.4 percent of the total admissions.

In second place, the live-action ‘Aladdin’ (also a Disney offering) attracted 7.2 percent of the total admissions while Warner Bros’ ‘Joker’, starring Joaquin Phoenix attracted 5.5 percent of the total admissions.

In 2019, there were six cinema establishments operating in Malta and Gozo, with a total of 28 screens and a seating capacity of 5,762. Of these six cinemas, two were situated in Gozo. In total, 409 film titles were exhibited in 2019, while the total screenings amounted to 29,184, with an average of 71 screenings per film.

Maltese productions had almost 14,000 admissions in 2019

Last year, cinemas registered a total of 748,568 admissions. Maltese productions had 13,942 admissions with a total gross box office of €99,000 in 650 screenings. Foreign productions had 734,626 admissions with a total gross box office of €4.952 million in 28,534 screenings.

The majority of cinemagoers, 91.2 per cent, watched films originating from the United States. On their part, Maltese productions attracted 1.9 per cent of the total number of admissions.

This content was supplied by the NSO.