1) Hollywood dominates Europe’s animated movie market.
4 fifths of admissions to animated motion pictures on the continent are for U.S. productions. European choices accounts for 16% (an bizarre of 35.1 million once-a-year admissions), whereas the non-European/non-U.S. capabilities account for 3%. All through all kinds of film, European titles account for a significantly greater 29% of admissions in Europe (correct of E.U. nations in 2019).
2) Europe produces round 55 theatrical animated movies for each yr.
France gross sales alternatives the pack, with a mean of 8.8 motion pictures for each 12 months as sole producer or the larger half co-producer. Russia follows with 7 motion pictures, then Germany with six. There was a giant spike in 2018, which seen 84 movies. The general vary is up from an annual typical of fifty in 2010–14.
3) A 3rd of those motion pictures are worldwide co-productions.
Or 37%, to be particular. Russia is an outlier proper right here, in situations of its independence: it made 32 of its 39 motion pictures alone. So is Turkey, which made all 16 of its movies by your self. For France, in distinction, 44 out of 55 movies had been co-productions. Throughout European reside-action fiction movies in 2019, solely 22% had been co-productions.
4) British productions get further admissions than movies from every other nation.
Animated movies from the U.Okay. averaged 13.3 million admissions per yr France got here subsequent with 11.5 million. However there’s a serious caveat: the report counts British motion pictures like Paddington 2 and Cats as “animation,” when in actuality they’re hybrid movies with substantial quantities of reside ation.
5) The Little or no Prince is probably the most well-liked European animated film of 2015–19 …
… by way of across the globe admissions: 17.6 million. Paddington 2 is forward of it within the chart, however just isn’t totally animated neither is Cats, which can also be within the prime rated ten. Of the eight animated movies within the main ten, 3 are co-directed by the Belgian Ben Stassen: Robinson Crusoe, The Son of Bigfoot, and The Queen’s Corgi. The U.S. or Canada are co-producers on 5 of these folks 8.
6) China is the largest sector for European animated movies outdoors the home Europe.
The nation sees a mean 6.51 million admissions yearly for these motion pictures — which is just about 40% of their non-European sector. The U.S. is a distant second, with 2.76 million. In all, European animated movies’ admissions are break up roughly evenly amongst their native nation(/ies), different European worldwide areas, and the relief of your complete world.
Data is centered on the Observatory’s Lumiere database. Graphs reproduced with Observatory’s permission.
Picture at prime: “The Little or no Prince”