Just 1,337,951 spectators visited the cinema in the pandemic year 2020, according to the results of the box office prepared by the National Film Center. For comparison, in 2019 they were almost five times more – 5,016,079.
Revenues have also fallen – in 2020 nearly BGN 12.5 million went for tickets, and in 2019 this amount was nearly BGN 50 million.
Only 136,974 people watched Bulgarian films in cinemas last year. There are three films that gathered the most viewers: Wildlings by director Martin Makariev (42,478 people), Yatagan by director Andrey Andonov (34,158 people) and ” 18% gray ”, directed by Viktor Chuchkov-son (19,983 people).
The least visited was the film Seven, which collected seven short stories, the work of some of the most prominent Bulgarian directors such as Peter Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva, Pavel Vesnakov, Dimitar Kutmanov… For all the time since its premiere on On November 29, 2019, the film was watched by a total of 240 viewers.