Lithuanian box office sets record

By Auksė Kancerevičiūtė
    Lithuanian cinemas was 4.53 million Litas (€1.31 million) in box office in July, 2009, the country's biggest revenues in a one month period.

    Lithuania‘s box-office revenues in July increased 30.5% in comparison with July, 2008.

    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs topped the Lithuanian chart with 181,690 tickets sold in 4 weeks. Ticket prices currently are in Lithuania about 12-18 Litas. With €781,777 in box office, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs outperformed 2006 record-setter The Simpsons. The Simpsons had 220 thousand viewers and earned 2.25 million Litas at the box-office. The previous box office topper, Titanic, sold 247,19 tickets and earned 2.228 million Litas at the box office in 1998.

    According Lithuania‘s Cinema Distribution Association, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs surpassed the 2 million Litas mark in just in two weeks from its first screening at July 1. The film is distributed by Forum Cinemas (www.forumcinemas.lt).