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Cinema industry trends
Multiplex sites by exhibitor

2000–2016

Next update March 2018


2016: as of january 2016

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
Number
Birch Carroll & Coyle 16 9 7 32 50,057
Dendy1 1 1 1 3 2,872
Grand1 5 1 0 6 9,742
Greater Union 5 10 12 27 55,856
Hoyts2 6 17 15 38 72,117
Palace 8 3 2 13 14,744
Reading 8 8 3 19 27,339
Village 4 7 10 21 38,519
Wallis Theatres 1 2 0 3 3,661
Independents1 39 17 0 56 57,374
Total 93 75 50 218 332,281
Proportion
Birch Carroll & Coyle 17% 12% 14% 15% 15%
Dendy1 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
Grand1 5% 1% 0% 3% 3%
Greater Union 5% 13% 24% 12% 17%
Hoyts2 6% 23% 30% 17% 22%
Palace 9% 4% 4% 6% 4%
Reading 9% 11% 6% 9% 8%
Village 4% 9% 20% 10% 12%
Wallis Theatres 1% 3% 0% 1% 1%
Independents1 42% 23% 0% 26% 17%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2017 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.
2. In 2010, Pacific Equity Partners, owners of Hoyts, acquired Australian Multiplex Cinemas (AMC).

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2015: as of December 2015

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
Number
Birch Carroll & Coyle 16 8 7 31 52,367
Dendy1 1 1 1 3 2,872
Grand1 5 1 0 6 9,742
Greater Union 3 10 12 25 58,216
Hoyts2 6 17 14 37 70,200
Palace 9 2 2 13 14,633
Reading 8 8 3 19 27,954
Village 4 7 10 21 38,519
Wallis Theatres 1 2 0 3 3,661
Independents1 39 16 0 55 55,338
Total 92 72 49 213 333,502
Proportion
Birch Carroll & Coyle 17% 10% 17% 15% 17%
Dendy1 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
Grand1 5% 1% 0% 3% 3%
Greater Union 3% 14% 21% 11% 16%
Hoyts2 8% 24% 29% 18% 21%
Palace 10% 3% 4% 6% 4%
Reading 9% 13% 6% 9% 9%
Village 4% 10% 21% 10% 12%
Wallis Theatres 1% 3% 0% 1% 1%
Independents1 41% 21% 0% 25% 16%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 5 February 2015 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.
2. In 2010, Pacific Equity Partners, owners of Hoyts, acquired Australian Multiplex Cinemas (AMC).

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2014: as of December 2014

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
Number
Birch Carroll & Coyle 16 7 8 31 54,783
Dendy1 1 1 1 3 2,872
Grand1 5 1 0 6 9,742
Greater Union 3 10 10 23 52,846
Hoyts2 7 17 14 38 70,200
Palace 9 2 2 13 14,633
Reading 8 9 3 20 29,810
Village 4 7 10 21 38,519
Wallis Theatres 1 2 0 3 3,661
Independents1 38 15 0 53 53,852
Total 92 71 48 211 330,918
Proportion
Birch Carroll & Coyle 17% 10% 17% 15% 17%
Dendy1 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
Grand1 5% 1% 0% 3% 3%
Greater Union 3% 14% 21% 11% 16%
Hoyts2 8% 24% 29% 18% 21%
Palace 10% 3% 4% 6% 4%
Reading 9% 13% 6% 9% 9%
Village 4% 10% 21% 10% 12%
Wallis Theatres 1% 3% 0% 1% 1%
Independents1 41% 21% 0% 25% 16%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 5 February 2015 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.
2. In 2010, Pacific Equity Partners, owners of Hoyts, acquired Australian Multiplex Cinemas (AMC).

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2013: as of December 2013

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
Number
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 7 7 29 50,439
Dendy1 1 1 1 3 2,969
Grand1 5 1 0 6 9,742
Greater Union 4 10 10 24 55,434
Hoyts2 8 17 15 40 74,539
Palace 10 2 2 14 15,520
Reading 8 9 3 20 30,318
Village 4 7 10 21 38,519
Wallis Theatres 1 2 0 3 3,661
Independents1 38 13 1 52 54,639
Total 94 69 49 212 335,780
Proportion
Birch Carroll & Coyle 16% 10% 14% 14% 15%
Dendy1 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
Grand1 5% 1% 0% 3% 3%
Greater Union 4% 14% 20% 11% 17%
Hoyts2 9% 25% 31% 19% 22%
Palace 11% 3% 4% 7% 5%
Reading 9% 13% 6% 9% 9%
Village 4% 10% 20% 10% 11%
Wallis Theatres 1% 3% 0% 1% 1%
Independents1 40% 19% 2% 25% 16%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 22 January 2014 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.
2. In 2010, Pacific Equity Partners, owners of Hoyts, acquired Australian Multiplex Cinemas (AMC).

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2012: as of December 2012

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 96 100% 62 100% 49 100% 207 100% 340,695 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 16% 6 10% 7 14% 28 14% 48,804 14%
Dendy1 1 1% 1 2% 1 2% 3 1% 2,774 1%
Grand1 5 5% 1 2% 0 0% 6 3% 9,368 3%
Greater Union 4 4% 10 16% 10 20% 24 12% 54,038 16%
Hoyts2 9 9% 17 27% 15 31% 41 20% 89,349 26%
Palace 11 11% 1 2% 1 2% 13 6% 12,280 4%
Reading 8 8% 8 13% 4 8% 20 10% 31,878 9%
Village 4 4% 7 11% 10 20% 21 10% 41,104 12%
Wallis Theatres 1 1% 2 3% 0 0% 3 1% 3,711 1%
Independents1 38 40% 9 15% 1 2% 48 23% 47,389 14%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 21 January 2013 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.
2. In 2010, Pacific Equity Partners, owners of Hoyts, acquired Australian Multiplex Cinemas (AMC).

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2011: as of December 2011

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 97 100% 62 100% 48 100% 207 100% 340,526 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 15% 6 10% 5 10% 26 13% 43,501 13%
Dendy1 2 2% 1 2% 0 0% 3 1% 2,470 1%
Grand1 5 5% 1 2% 0 0% 6 3% 9,368 3%
Greater Union 4 4% 10 16% 12 25% 26 13% 59,476 17%
Hoyts2 9 9% 17 27% 15 31% 41 20% 89,349 26%
Palace 11 11% 1 2% 1 2% 13 6% 12,280 4%
Reading 8 8% 8 13% 4 8% 20 10% 31,878 9%
Village 5 5% 8 13% 10 21% 23 11% 43,357 13%
Wallis Theatres 1 1% 2 3% 0 0% 3 1% 3,711 1%
Independents1 37 38% 8 13% 1 2% 46 22% 45,136 13%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 19 January 2012 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.
2. In 2010, Pacific Equity Partners, owners of Hoyts, acquired Australian Multiplex Cinemas (AMC).

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2010: Multiplex sites as of December 2010

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 98 100% 61 100% 48 100% 207 100% 341,534 100%
AMC1 0 0% 1 2% 1 2% 2 1% 4,553 1%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 15% 6 10% 5 10% 26 13% 44,141 13%
Dendy1 2 2% 1 2% 0 0% 3 1% 2,470 1%
Grand1 5 5% 1 2% 0 0% 6 3% 9,368 3%
Greater Union 4 4% 10 16% 12 25% 26 13% 59,736 17%
Hoyts 9 9% 16 26% 14 29% 39 19% 84,950 25%
Palace 11 11% 1 2% 1 2% 13 6% 12,280 4%
Reading 9 9% 8 13% 4 8% 21 10% 32,773 10%
Village 6 6% 7 11% 10 21% 23 11% 43,311 13%
Wallis Theatres 1 1% 2 3% 0 0% 3 1% 3,711 1%
Independents1 36 37% 8 13% 1 2% 45 22% 44,241 13%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 25 January 2011 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.

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2009: as of December 2009

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 100 100% 58 100% 48 100% 206 100% 341,175 100%
AMC1 1 1% 2 3% 2 4% 5 2% 10,433 3%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 14 14% 6 10% 5 10% 25 12% 42,909 13%
Dendy1 2 2% 1 2% 0 0% 3 1% 2,470 1%
Grand1 5 5% 1 2% 0 0% 6 3% 9,368 3%
Greater Union 6 6% 9 16% 12 25% 27 13% 63,259 19%
Hoyts 8 8% 15 26% 13 27% 36 17% 78,943 23%
Palace 11 11% 1 2% 0 0% 12 6% 10,673 3%
Reading 9 9% 7 12% 4 8% 20 10% 31,332 9%
Village 6 6% 7 12% 10 21% 23 11% 43,311 13%
Wallis Theatres 1 1% 2 3% 0 0% 3 1% 3,711 1%
Independents1 37 37% 7 12% 2 4% 46 22% 44,766 13%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 1 February 2010 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.

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2008: as of December 2008

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 102 100% 57 100% 47 100% 206 100% 339,903 100%
AMC1 1 1% 2 4% 2 4% 5 2% 10,433 3%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 15% 6 11% 6 13% 27 13% 47,740 14%
Dendy1 2 2% 1 2% 0 0% 3 1% 2,470 1%
Grand1 5 5% 1 2% 0 0% 6 3% 9,368 3%
Greater Union 4 4% 9 16% 10 21% 23 11% 56,010 16%
Hoyts 8 8% 16 28% 13 28% 37 18% 80,903 24%
Palace 11 11% 1 2% 0 0% 12 6% 10,673 3%
Reading 10 10% 7 12% 4 9% 21 10% 32,120 9%
Village 6 6% 7 12% 10 21% 23 11% 43,311 13%
Wallis Theatres 1 1% 2 4% 0 0% 3 1% 3,711 1%
Independents1 39 38% 5 9% 2 4% 46 22% 43,164 13%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 6 February 2009 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA. In 2010, the MPDAA reported a revised total capacity for 2008: see Total screens, seating capacity and theatres in Australia. A revised breakdown of multiplexes is not available.
1. Before 2008, the screens of AMC, Dendy and Grand were allocated to independents.

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2007: as of December 2007

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 98 100% 56 100% 47 100% 201 100% 335,281 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 15% 6 11% 6 13% 27 13% 47,740 14%
Greater Union 4 4% 9 16% 10 21% 23 11% 56,010 17%
Hoyts 7 7% 17 30% 13 28% 37 18% 81,471 24%
Palace 9 9% 1 2% 0 0% 10 5% 9,050 3%
Reading 9 9% 6 11% 4 9% 19 9% 29,671 9%
Village 7 7% 6 11% 10 21% 23 11% 42,939 13%
Wallis Theatres 1 1% 2 4% 0 0% 3 1% 4,106 1%
Independents 46 47% 9 16% 4 9% 59 29% 64,294 19%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed on 14 January 2008 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2006: Multiplex sites as of December 2006

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 97 100% 56 100% 48 100% 201 100% 341,947 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 15% 7 13% 6 13% 28 14% 49,856 15%
Greater Union 4 4% 9 16% 10 21% 23 11% 57,179 17%
Hoyts 8 8% 18 32% 13 27% 39 19% 85,341 25%
Palace 8 8% 1 2% 0 0% 9 4% 8,163 2%
Reading 9 9% 6 11% 4 8% 19 9% 29,671 9%
Village 7 7% 6 11% 11 23% 24 12% 45,113 13%
Wallis Theatres 2 2% 1 2% 0 0% 3 1% 4,885 1%
Independents 44 45% 8 14% 4 8% 56 28% 61,739 18%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2007 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2005: Multiplex sites as of December 2005

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 99 100% 64 100% 51 100% 214 100% n.a. n.a.
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 15% 7 11% 6 12% 28 13% n.a. n.a.
Greater Union 4 4% 10 16% 8 16% 22 10% n.a. n.a.
Hoyts 8 8% 19 30% 12 24% 39 18% n.a. n.a.
Palace 7 7% 2 3% 1 2% 10 5% n.a. n.a.
Reading 9 9% 6 9% 4 8% 19 9% n.a. n.a.
Village 7 7% 6 9% 11 22% 24 11% n.a. n.a.
Wallis Theatres 3 3% 1 2% 0 0% 4 2% n.a. n.a.
Independents 46 46% 13 20% 9 18% 68 32% n.a. n.a.

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2006 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA. In 2010, the MPDAA reported a revised total capacity for 2005: see Total screens, seating capacity and theatres in Australia. A revised breakdown of multiplexes is not available.

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2004: Multiplex sites as of December 2004

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 91 100% 58 100% 41 100% 190 100% 331,738 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 15 16% 7 12% 6 15% 28 15% 50,113 15%
Greater Union 3 3% 10 17% 7 17% 20 11% 48,974 15%
Hoyts 10 11% 20 34% 11 27% 41 22% 92,480 28%
Palace 6 7% 1 2% 0 0% 7 4% 6,195 2%
Reading 9 10% 5 9% 4 10% 18 9% 27,951 8%
Village 7 8% 7 12% 10 24% 24 12% 44,896 13%
Wallis Theatres 3 3% 1 2% 0 0% 4 2% 5,640 2%
Independents 38 42% 7 12% 3 7% 48 25% 55,489 17%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2005 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA. In 2010, the MPDAA reported a revised total capacity for 2004: see Total screens, seating capacity and theatres in Australia. A revised breakdown of multiplexes is not available.

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2003: Multiplex sites as of December 2003

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 93 100% 54 100% 38 100% 185 100% 329,794 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 16 17% 7 13% 6 16% 29 16% 51,797 16%
Greater Union 7 8% 10 19% 6 16% 23 12% 57,309 18%
Hoyts 11 12% 18 33% 11 29% 40 22% 85,859 26%
Palace 6 6% 1 2% 0 0% 7 4% 5,852 2%
Reading 7 8% 3 6% 3 8% 13 7% 20,901 6%
Village 10 11% 6 11% 10 26% 26 14% 48,810 15%
Wallis Theatres 2 2% 0 2% 0 0% 3 2% 4,885 1%
Independents 34 37% 8 15% 2 5% 44 24% 51,381 16%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in Jnauary 2004 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA. In 2010, the MPDAA reported a revised total capacity for 2003: see Total screens, seating capacity and theatres in Australia. A revised breakdown of multiplexes is not available.

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2002: Multiplex sites as of December 2002

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 90 100% 54 100% 36 100% 180 100% 319,538 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 16 18% 7 13% 6 17% 29 16% 51,797 16%
Greater Union 7 8% 10 19% 6 17% 23 13% 57,309 18%
Hoyts 13 14% 19 35% 9 25% 41 23% 84,872 27%
Palace 6 7% 1 2% 0 0% 7 4% 5,132 2%
Reading 7 8% 3 6% 3 8% 13 7% 20,901 7%
Village 10 11% 6 11% 10 28% 26 14% 48,810 15%
Wallis Theatres 2 2% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1% 3,513 1%
Independents 29 32% 8 15% 2 6% 39 22% 47,204 15%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2003 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2001: Multiplex sites as of December 2001

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 94 100% 51 100% 35 100% 180 100% 320,349 100%
Birch Carroll & Coyle 17 18% 7 14% 5 14% 29 16% 50,905 16%
Greater Union 7 7% 9 18% 6 17% 22 12% 57,309 18%
Hoyts 14 15% 17 33% 9 26% 40 22% 84,872 26%
Palace 6 6% 1 2% 0 0% 7 4% 5,852 2%
Reading 10 11% 6 12% 4 11% 20 11% 20,901 7%
Village 12 13% 5 10% 10 29% 27 15% 49,899 16%
Wallis Theatres 2 2% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1% 3,513 1%
Independents 26 28% 6 12% 1 3% 33 18% 47,098 15%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2002 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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2000: Multiplex sites as of December 2000

  Multiplex sites Capacity
(seats)
4–6 screens 7–9 screens 10+ screens All multiplexes
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Total 93 100% 46 100% 35 100% 174 100% 307, 251 100%
Birch Carroll and Coyle 16 17% 7 15% 5 14% 28 16% 51,283 17%
Greater Union 6 6% 7 15% 6 17% 19 11% 48,761 16%
Hoyts 16 17% 16 35% 10 29% 42 24% 86,024 28%
Reading 6 6% 2 4% 3 9% 11 6% 18,046 6%
Village 12 13% 5 11% 9 26% 26 15% 47,538 15%
Wallis Theatres 2 2% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1% 3,513 1%
Independents 35 38% 9 20% 2 6% 46 26% 52,086 17%

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding. They are based on annual data accessed in January 2001 in the MPDAA multiplexes report and do not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

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