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I wasn't going to make this thread because local distributors like to guard their numbers as if it were a state secret, but I feel like I'm spamming the individual film threads with long posts about the Israeli box office, so this is the place for all of that.

 

The numbers that are available are from BOM, which has the numbers for the big studios only. There is also a local blog from a guy that knows people on the theatre side and gives ticket sales estimates for films when he can.

 

Total numbers for the market are better, and are available from the Central Bureau Of Statistics. edit: added 2018 numbers.

Israeli box office theatres screens seats admissions change in admissions change in admissions since 2006 population (M) Admissions per capita
2006 59 313 52,213 9,031,844 NA NA 7.117 1.27
2007 48 275 44,911 9,142,974 1.23% 1.23% 7.244 1.26
2008 54 300 48,313 9,737,561 6.50% 7.81% 7.419 1.31
2009 50 277 44,565 10,680,840 9.69% 18.26% 7.552 1.41
2010 50 294 46,400 12,707,140 18.97% 40.69% 7.695 1.65
2011 49 286 45,953 12,462,537 -1.92% 37.98% 7.837 1.59
2012 50 298 47,642 13,415,054 7.64% 48.53% 7.984 1.68
2013 49 292 46,196 14,444,444 7.67% 59.93% 8.134 1.78
2014 52 310 49,430 14,910,045 3.22% 65.08% 8.297 1.80
2015 50 317 50,102 16,125,081 8.15% 78.54% 8.463 1.91
2016 56 389 60,653 17,543,961 8.80% 94.25% 8.629 2.03
2017 56 402 61,266 18,723,257 6.72% 107.30% 8.798 2.13
2018 53 391 59,933 17,108,651 -8.62% 89.43% 8.968 1.91

 

Some interesting posts I have made in this thread:

 

Films with the most admissions each year.

Films with the most admissions since 2006.

Relative strength of film in Israel compared to Domestic.

Relative strength of film in Israel compared to OS.

Relative strength of film in Israel compared to WW.

successful films overall which bombed in Israel.

Multipliers from OW.

List of animated films.

List of comedies.

List of Superheroes.

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As I said in the OP exact box office numbers are not available but approximate admissions numbes are compiled by someone with connections in the industry.

 

Key:

black= English/hollywood

blue= Hebrew/Israeli

purple= other

 

2006:

1) Aviva, My Love: 302,000

2) POTC 2: 300,000

3) Over The Hedge: 285,000

4) Cars: 250,000

5) Da Vinci Code: 240,000

6) The Departed: 230,000

7) King Kong: 215,000

8) IA 2: 207,000

9) The Devil Wears Prada: 200,000

 

2007:

1) Ratatouille: 400,000

2) Shrek 3: 360,000

3) HP5: 350,000

4) Beaufort: 300,000

5) POTC 3: 225,000

6) The Bands Visit: 215,000

7) Bee Movie: 212,000

8) The Secrets: 208,000

9) The Lives Of Others (Germany): 200,000

9) Noodle: 200,000

 

2008:

1) KFP: 340,000

2) Lost Islands: 300,000

3) TDK: 280,000

4) Madagascar 2: 232,000

5) Wall-E: 227,000

6) Sex And The City: 220,000

6) Mamma Mia: 220,000

8) Shiva: 215,000

9) Zohan: 211,000

10) Hankok: 180,000

11) Vicki Christina Barcelona:150,000

 

2009:

1) Avatar: 1,300,000 (the big majority of which made in 2010)

2) Ice Age 3: 400,000

3) Up: 390,000

4) 2012: 320,000

5) Slumdog Millionaire: 300,000

6) Harry Potter 6: 280,000

7) Inglorious Basterds: 270,000

8) A Matter of Size: 200,000

8) FF4: 200,000

10) The Hangover: 193,000

11) Broken Embraces (Spain): 190,000

12) Monster Vs Aliens: 180,000

13) Yes Man: 170,000

14) Ajami: 165,000

15) the proposal: 160,000

16) Angels And Demons: 150,000

 

2010:

1) Zohi Sdom (This Is Sodom): 500,000

2) Alice In Wonderland: 450,000

3) Inception 420,000

4) Shrek 4: 407,000

5) Toy Story 3: 400,000

6) HP7: 320,000

7) Once I Was (The Matchmaker): 300,000

8) How To Train Your Dragon: 190,000

9) Step Up 3: 180,000

10) Eat Pray Love: 170,000

11) Despicable Me: 160,000

11) Red: 160,000

11) The Princess And The Frog: 160,000

14) Shutter Island: 150,000

14) Le Concert (France): 150,000

14) Mao's Last Dancer (Australia): 150,000

17) Salt: 140,000

17) Twilight 3: 140,000

 

2011:

1) The Smurfs: 560,000

2) The Hangover 2: 350,000

3) FF5: 330,000

4) HP8: 300,000

4) The Kings Speech: 300,000

6) POTC 4: 260,000

6) KFP2: 260,000

8) Footnote: 250,000

9) Rio: 230,000

10) Just Go With It: 170,000

11) Planet Of The Apes: 160,000

12) Johnny English 2: 150,000

12) Bridesmaids: 150,000

12) The Tourist: 150,000

15) Cars 2: 130,000

15) Transformers 3: 130,000

15) Black Swan: 130,000

15) The Kids Are All Right: 130,000

19) Horrible bosses: 120,000

19) Gnomeo: 120,000

(note: Twilight 4 numbers are not available but it wouldn't have been better than number 10 at most)

 

2012:

1) Madaggascar 3: 500,000

2) The Intouchables (France): 490,000 (opening to just 20K so over x24 multiplier)

3) Skyfall: 430,000

4) Ted: 400,000

5) IA4: 370,000

6) TDKR: 330,000

7) Hunger Games: 300,000

7) The Dictator: 300,000

9) The Hobbit: 290,000

10) Taken 2: 280,000

11) Fill The Void: 270,000

12) The Avengers: 250,000

12) Step Up 4: 250,000

14) TASM: 230,000

15) Haolam Matshik (The World Is Funny): 200,000

15) Twilight 5: 200,000

17) To Rome With Love: 190,000

 

2013:

1) Fast and Furious 6: 500,000

2) Smurfs 2: 490,000

3) Catching Fire: 450,000

4) Argo: 340,000

5) We're The Millers: 320,000

6) Despicable Me 2: 310,000

7) Olympus Has Fallen: 300,000

8) Django Unchained: 260,000

9) Grown Ups 2: 250,000

10) The Croods 230,000

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I wasn't going to make this thread because local distributors like to guard their numbers as if it were a state secret, but I feel like I'm spamming the individual film threads with long posts about the Israeli box office, so this is the place for all of that.

 

The numbers that are available are from BOM, which has the numbers for the big studios only. There is also a local blog from a guy that knows people on the theatre side and gives ticket sales estimates for films when he can.

 

Total numbers for the market are better, and are available from the Central Bureau Of Statistics.

 

Number of theatres:

2006: 59

2007: 48

2008: 54

2009: 50

2010: 50

2011: 49

 

Number of screens:

2006: 313

2007: 275

2008: 300

2009: 277

2010: 294

2011: 286

 

Number of seats:

2006: 52,213

2007: 44,911

2008: 48,313

2009: 44,565

2010: 46,400

2011: 45,953

 

tickets sold:

2006: 9,031,844

2007: 9,142,974 (+1.2%)

2008: 9,737,561 (+6.5%)

2009: 10,680,840 (+9.7%)

2010: 12,707,140 (+19%)

2011: 12,462,537 (-1.9%)

(final 2012 numbers haven't been released yet but it will be about 13M).

 

Wait a minute....Israel has a good population growth and an excellent GDP growth..And yet the number of screens and theaters is decreasing?

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So why did the number of theaters go down?

 

Since the 80's, when malls were built in Israel, theatres were built inside them. These theatres would pay less than regular stores because mall owners thought of theatres as a way of getting people to come to the mall, with the idea that once they come they will buy stuff from high paying regular shops. In the last few years malls have realized that theatres are no longer a draw for bringing new customers, so they kicked the theatres out. these 7-8 screen mall theatres have been replaced by huge megaplexes with 20+ screens. These new megaplexes have proven to be popular really popular with the public and increased attendance, the first of these megaplexes was at one point making 20% of the entire country's box office in its 30 screens. There are currently more of these megaplexes under construction so I expect the box office to be fine even if the theatre numbers won't show it

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Wait a minute....Israel has a good population growth and an excellent GDP growth..And yet the number of screens and theaters is decreasing?

 

See my post above, but looking into the future this should go up again. There aren't many mall theatres left to close but there are many new theatres under construction.

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Why did the number of screens fluctuate from 2007-2010?

 

Because there has been a huge turnover, almost none of the theatres that existed 10 years ago are still around today, you just don't see it on the list because new ones have taken their place, but it does cause the numbers to go back and forth every year.

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Hollywood is very dominant there, it was expected.No all-time top?

 

I don't know the numbers before 2009, as I said local distributors are ridiculous and don't like releasing any numbers.

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I don't know the numbers before 2009, as I said local distributors are ridiculous and don't like releasing any numbers.

 

Correction, I found the numbers since 2006, and added them to the list.

 

Biggest films in admissions since 2006 (400K+):

 

1) Avatar: 1,300,000

2) Smurfs: 560,000

3) Zohi Sdom: 500,000

3) Madagascar 3: 500,000

5) The Intouchacles: 490,000

6) Alice In Wonderland: 450,000

7) Skyfall: 430,000

8) Inception: 420,000

9) Shrek 4: 407,000

10) Ted: 400,000

10) KFP2: 400,000

10) IA 3: 400,000

10) Toy Story 3: 400,000

10) Ratatouille: 400,000

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Correction, I found the numbers since 2006, and added them to the list.

 

Biggest films in admissions since 2006 (400K+):

 

1) Avatar: 1,300,000

2) Smurfs: 560,000

3) Zohi Sdom: 500,000

4) Madagascar 3: 500,000

5) The Intouchacles: 490,000

6) Alice In Wonderland: 450,000

7) Skyfall: 430,000

8) Inception: 420,000

9) Shrek 4: 407,000

10) Ted: 400,000

11) KFP2: 400,000

12) IA 3: 400,000

13) Toy Story 3: 400,000

14) Ratatouille: 400,000

 

Great to see Ted in the top 10 :)

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What do you think about 2013? Iron Man 3 is first?

 

Not even close, as you can see from my list, no superhero film has ever won a year and IM3 is no exception. FF6 has already made over twice as much as IM3, and the battle for number 1 should be between it and The Smurfs 2.

 

Besides FF6, The Croods, Argo and Django already passed IM3. DM2 and MU are locked to pass it and GU2 might. IM3 isn't going  to make make the top 10, although this is expected since The Avengers was only number 12 last year.

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The all time list is mostly made up from Israeli movies from the 60s and 70s. Titanic and Avatar are probably the only foriegn films in the top 10.

 

Do you have any numbers? Or are you just assuming?

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