The majority of Hungarians still prefer dubbed films over subtitles, the survey of the multiplex chain Cinema City revealed. The representative survey examined the cinema-going habits of different generations, writes.

78pc of survey takers say that they like it the most when the language of the film is Hungarian. 17pc prefers their films with the actors’ original voices, but with Hungarian subtitles, while 5pc likes the original version of films, without subtitles.

89pc of cinemagoers aged 50-59 insist on dubbed films, while this number is only 59pc among people aged 16-29.

The survey reveals that going to the cinema is the second most common free time activity, after hosting a gathering at home. 60pc of survey takers go to the cinema regularly, at least once every 6 months. People aged 16-24 like going to the cinema the most, at least once every three month.

These numbers are outstanding in this region; twice as many people go the cinema in Hungary than in Romania, the Czech Republic, or Poland.

According to, cinemagoers choose films primarily based on genre, only 4 out of 10 people consider positive or negative reviews.

The favourite genre among Hungarians is comedy, but many people like action films and films based on true stories, as well.

The second most important aspect when choosing a film is the cast. According to the survey, the Hungarian audiences’ favourite foreign actors are Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, while among Hungarians actors, audiences like Sándor Csányi, Péter Rudolf, Judit Schell, and Szonja Oroszlán.

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Survey takers go to the cinema most often with their partners, less often with family members or friends. Every third person has had a date at the cinema, 10pc of them are still together.

According to the survey, the majority (73pc) find having the backs of their seats kicked the most annoying occurrence at the cinema.

Ce: bm


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