At the 7th annual ?Madrid de Cine ? Spanish Film Screenings?
, the international market of Spanish cinema for film industry professionals held in Madrid, FAPAE
(Spanish Federation of Audiovisual Producers) chairman Pedro Pérez
presented data provided in the organization?s dossier ?El Cine Español en el Mercado Internacional 2011?
(?Spanish Cinema on the International Market 2011?). This report demonstrates that Spanish films continue to attract a respectable number of viewers worldwide. Last year, 30 million admission tickets
were sold for Spanish productions, which all together amounted to earnings of 185 million Euros
Compared to 91 Spanish films
shown in the foreign market in 2010
were shown in 2011
, amounting to a 20.9%
showed the largest number of Spanish films in 2011, with 36
more than in 2010, hitting a record for the years this study has been conducted, being significantly more than in previous years.
Of the five countries with the highest ticket sales of Spanish films, the United States
had the most earnings, at 50 million Euros
. In second place was France, with nearly 22 million Euros, followed by Italy with 15 million, Germany with 14.8 million, and in fifth place, Brazil with 12.2 million Euros in box-office sales.
On the other hand, the list of Spanish productions shown in the greatest number of countries in 2011 with earnings data available was led by Biutiful
, distributed in 39
countries. Midnight in Paris
was seen in 33 international markets, You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger
in 29, The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)
in 26, and Julia?s Eyes
After presenting this report, FAPAE chairman Pedro Pérez
and the honorary chairman
of this edition of Madrid de Cine
, Enrique Urbizu
, gave out the FAPAE-RENTRAK 2012 Award
to the Spanish Film with Greatest International Impact
to Agustín Almodóvar
for The Skin I Live In
, produced by El Deseo D.A., S.L., and directed by Pedro Almodóvar
In 2011, The Skin I Live
In premiered in more than 25 countries
, with an estimated 1,200 commercial copies
and box-office collections of more than 20 million Euros
. Without including co-productions, it was the most seen Spanish film in numerous foreign markets, such as Argentina, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Russia.
To-date, the film has debuted in 42 countries
around the world (throughout Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Australia, South Korea and Israel), including Spain. Japan
was the last country in which it premiered, with its debut there last May. Total sales have been more than 35,000,000 ?
from 4,200,000 spectators