In 2016/17*, both the total number of screenings and the attendance climbed whereas the total box office income slipped.
The number of screenings for Film Festivals** rose by 8% to 1,450, reaching 178,400 in attendance, an increase of 15% from the previous year. Its box office income rose by 3% to HKD8.7 million.
The number of screenings for Featured/ Individual Screenings was 1,346, similar to that of previous year. Though its attendance grew by 6% to 133,000, it did not prompt to a rise in box office income record. The number of high-priced Live Recording screenings fell from 267 to 233 is one of the reasons led to a drop in box office income, from HKD 9 million to HKD 7.1 million.
As a result, a 10% slip in the total box office income, from HKD 17.4 million to HKD 15.7 million is observed, which is still higher than the records in other years.
On the right is an interactive dashboard of the Film Arts statistics. Readers can click on the interested category / year in one of the charts and the entire dashboard will be refreshed to highlight the respective category / year.
*The number of programmes in 2016/17 refers to the programmes held during the financial year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
**The duration of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) spans across two financial years. Data from the 39th HKIFF were counted in 2015/16, data from the 40th HKIFF were counted in 2016/17, and so on.