2022 – 2023 cinema season started in September. This season will be quite decisive in terms of measuring the audience’s interest in cinema.
39,814 PEOPLE WATCHED ‘TICKET TO HEAVEN’ IN TWO WEEKS
Due to the pandemic that started in 2020, the movie theaters were closed for a long time and the movie theaters lost a lot of viewers due to the restrictions applied during the open periods.
LOSS IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC WAS 70.8%
Due to the fact that movie theaters are closed and restrictions are imposed, the producers either did not / could not release the films or postponed the shooting of their determined projects.
‘FRIENDS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD’ WAS ONE OF THE MOVIES DELAYED
The films, whose screenings were postponed, will meet with the audience in the 2022 – 2023 season. For the films whose shooting was postponed, they went to the set in the summer months. Those films will also be reflected on the big screen this season.
Therefore, the 2022 – 2023 season will be very special for movie theater operators to repair the damage caused by the pandemic.
THE MOST TICKETS WERE CUT IN THE LAST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER
Another important problem of movie theater operators with the pandemic is digital platforms. The entry of new digital platforms into the industry during the pandemic has left movie theater operators in a difficult position.
THE NUMBER OF VIEWERS EXCEEDED 1 MILLION IN AUGUST
So, in the light of all these data, how did the 2022 – 2023 season start?
Although the films that will be of great interest to the audience will be released this week, if the number of viewers in September is compared to the previous month and September 2021, it can be thought that the season did not start well.
THE NUMBER OF VIEWERS IN SEPTEMBER 2022 DECREASED 10.96% COMPARED TO SEPTEMBER 2021
We will have to wait until the end of May, when the season ends, to accurately gauge the audience’s tendency to watch movies in movie theaters.
RELEASED AFTER 13 YEARS, ‘AVATAR’ WAS WATCHED BY 49.175 PEOPLE LAST WEEK.
Due to the lack of movies, movie theater operators bring the movies of the past years together with the audience. ‘Avatar’, one of those movies, closed the week in second place in terms of viewership.