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Top 10 countries ranked by number of cinema admissions per capita, 2005–2010

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In 2010, Australia moved up to no. 3 in the world in terms of cinema admissions per capita, up one place from the previous five years.

Rank
(2010)
Country Cinema admissions per capita1
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1 Iceland 4.8 5.2 5.1 5.4 5.8 5.4
2 Singapore 4.2 3.6 3.8 4.2 4.4 4.5
3 Australia 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.3
4 US 4.7 4.8 4.3 4.1 4.3 3.9
5 Ireland 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.5 3.6
6 New Zealand 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.6
7 France 2.9 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.3
8 Hong Kong 2.4 2.4 n.a. n.a. 2.9 3.2
9 Canada 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.1
10 South Korea 2.9 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.0

Source: Screen Digest, September 2005 and October 2006, and unpublished data from the Cinema Intelligence Service, 2006 to 2011.

Notes:
1. Annual per capita results may vary slightly to those reported elsewhere on the Screen Australia website due to different population calculations.

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