Cinema closed the year in Spain on a positive note: 41 million viewers filled theaters (45% more than in 2020) and the collection rose to 251 million euros. The highest grossing films have been Spiderman: No way home. Much of this positive data was generated in the second half of the year, after the pandemic restrictions ended, according to data from the consulting firm Comscore.
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The first six months of 2021 were marked by the maintenance of restrictions due to the pandemic in many communities: attendance at movie theaters amounted to 9.5 million spectators and the average number of cinemas open nationwide was approximately one million. 59%.
As of July 2, the trend changed radically. Coinciding with the premiere of Fast and furious 9 and with more than 91% of theaters open, attendance at movie theaters increased notably.
The maximum was reached on the weekend of December 17, with the premiere of Spiderman: No way Home. That weekend the box office achieved, for the first time, prepandemic figures, with a collection of 9 million euros and more than 1.3 million viewers. The week of the year with the highest number of spectators was precisely that week, from Friday 17 to Thursday 23 with a total of 2.3 million viewers.
The second semester closed with an attendance of 31.6 million viewers, 165% more than the same period of the previous year (provisional data as of December 30).
After Spiderman: No way home, the next highest grossing movie is Fast and furious 9, followed by Venom 2. there will be carnage Y To all train. Destination Asturias, Directed by Santiago Segura, which ranks as the most viewed Spanish film of the year.
The provinces with the highest number of spectators have been Madrid (20.9%), Barcelona (14.4%), Valencia (6.3%), Alicante (4%), Seville (3.8%), Malaga ( 3.7%), Murcia (3.3%), Cádiz (3%), Vizcaya (2.5%) and Tarragona (2.2%).
Spanish cinema closes 2021 with a market share of 16.6%, one and a half points above the 2019 data.