Cinema Statistics: 2023 Most Popular Films

Malta’s cinema landscape offers six establishments, featuring a total of 23 screens. These venues collectively generated gross box office receipts amounting to an impressive €4,508,747.

The year’s most popular films captivated audiences and drove significant box office success. Leading the charge was the highly-anticipated ‘Barbie,’ which accounted for 8.8% of total admissions. Following closely were ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie,’ each contributing 4.7% of the total admissions.

Maltese productions, predominantly short films, also made their mark on the local cinema scene. These homegrown talents attracted 4,884 admissions, culminating in a total gross box office of €20,457.

When it comes to genres, ‘Fiction (non-Animation)’ screenings dominated, representing 72.5% of all first-time releases shown in cinemas.

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Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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