Muscat - The revenues of cinemas in Oman touched two million OMR during the year 2021, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information, (NCSI).

The average movie revenue in 2021 amounted to about 4,155 OMR, compared to 7,245 Omani riyals for the year 2020.

Registering a growth of 720,000 OMR, the income of films and cinematic shows for 2021 increased to about 1,953,000 OMR from 1,239,000 OMR in 2020, according to the Cultural Statistics of the NCSI. The number of films shown in cinemas in 2021 was about 470, compared to 171 films shown in 2020. The number of cinemas increased by one multiplexes 2021, to reach 14, compared to 13 in 2020.

The data for the year 2021 included a breakdown of the number of films shown by governorates, the number of viewers, and cinema seats. Overall in 2021, 470 films were shown, watched by about 807,000 spectators, and the number of cinema seats was 10,390.

Cinema in Muscat

Muscat came first in terms of the number of cinema seats, which exceeded 6,200 seats, and 100 films were shown, which were watched by about 539,000 viewers.

While in the second place came the Governorate of North Al Batinah, with more than 1,800 seats for cinemas, and 100 films were shown, which were watched by about 96,000 people.

In third place was the Dhofar Governorate, with more than 690 seats, and 75 films were shown, which were watched by about 40,000 people.

The Al-Buraimi governorate had as 60 films shown, watched by an audience of 18,000 , and the number of cinemas in the governorate reached 628 seats.

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