VdFk (Assoc. of German Film Critics) publishes a statement on the FFG (Film Funding Act)

“70 Percent of all films produced in Germany did not even generate 10,000 ticket sales when they opened in regular cinemas. At the same time, some of these films often have many times the audience when they are shown at festivals. The figures currently published are therefore often deceptive and misleading, as they only cover part of the audience“.

The statement in German you find here