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                        LATVIA                                                                                       TOP 10

                                                                                                                      FILMS IN LATVIA
                                                                                                                    AT THE BOX OFFICE

                                                                                                                      Hotel Transylvania 3:
                                                                                                                      Summer Vacation
                                                                                                                      USA: 93,778 admissions
                                                                                                                      Homo Novus
                                                                                                                      LV: 91,561 admissions
                                                                                                                      The Pagan King
                                                                                                                      LV: 82,285 admissions
                                                                                                                      The Foundation of Criminal
                                                                                                                      LV: 81,526 admissions
                                                                                                                      The Grinch
                                                                                                                      USA: 80,637 admissions
                                                                                                                      Bohemian Rhapsody
                                                                                                                      GB/USA: 72,751 admissions
                                                                                                                      LV: 60,215 admissions
                                                                                                                      Johnny English Strikes
                                                                                                                      USA/GB: 58,471 admissions
                  Facts &                                                                                           9  Paradise 89
                                                                                                                      LV: 57,386 admissions

                  figures                                                                                          10  Fifty Shades Freed
                                                                                                                      USA: 57,307 admissions

                  ●   Total population: 1,934,379                                                                                           © ANDREJS ZAVADSKIS © ANDREJS ZAVADSKIS
                  ●   Population of capital city Riga:
                  ●   Currency: Euro

                  ●   Standard VAT rate: 21%  Homo Novus,
                  ●   Personal income tax: 23%  directed by   TOWARD
                  ●   GDP: 27,033,100,000    Anna Viduleja
                  ●   GDP per capita: 13,900
                  ●   Average monthly income
                   per capita: €926                       INTERNATIONAL
                  ●   Number of cinemas: 27
                  ●   Number of screens: 66
                  ●   Number of multiplex
                   cinemas: 4
                  ●   Average ticket price: €5.27         RECOGNITION
                  ●   Gross box office: €13,293,972
                  ●   Number of admissions:
                  ●   Admissions per capita: 1.30         DOMESTIC SUCCESS WAS A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION IN 2018
                  ●   Market share for domestic           FOR LATVIA, BUT 2019 LOOKS SET TO GIVE THE COUNTRY EVEN
                   films: 22.06%
                  ●   Market share of European            GREATER INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION.
                   films: 13.65%
                  ●   Annual state support:   Oleg,       By Laurence Boyce,
                   €6,378,773                directed by
                                             Juris Kursietis
                                                                        ITH 2018 being a year of celebration   produced under its auspices, the LV100 slate proved popular
                                                                        for the Baltic Countries — as Estonia,   with domestic audiences with 2018’s highest grossing national
                                                                        Latvia and Lithuania each marked   film being Anna Viduleja’s Homo Novus — a comedy set in
                                                                        their 100th anniversaries as republics   1930s Riga — with 91,561 admissions.
                                                           W — it was a particularly glorious party   The success of LV100 looks set to continue with four more
                                                          for the Latvian film industry. National films had their best   projects approved at the end of 2018, all with a focus on
                                                          year at the domestic box office since the Nineties, with five   children and youth audiences. This will include Where the
                                                          Latvian films residing among the top 10 at the end of 2018.  Road Leads, directed by Matīss Kaža, — touted as the first
                                                          Indeed, the domestic share at the box office shot up by 182%   Latvian Western — and In the Mirror, a riff on the Snow
                                                          — at 22.07% for 2018, over 7.84% for 2017.  White fairy tale by renowned Latvian auteur Laila Pakalni a
                                                          Since the beginning of 2014 the Latvian Film Industry has   “Developing content for family audiences is one of the
                                                          benefitted from extra governmental funding — totalling   strategic directions of the NFC as we move forward into the
                                                          approximately €8m over the past four years — to produce  future,” says Dita Rietuma, the head of the National Film
                                                          films under the banner of Latvia 100 (LV100), a programme   Centre of Latvia. “The strong domestic results of 2018
                © DR                                      directly related to the centenary celebrations. Seeing 16 films   confirmed that some of the most popular films among local

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