It seems European cinema struggles to gain popularity in the United States due to a few key factors. Firstly, cultural differences and language barriers often make it difficult for American audiences to connect with European films. Secondly, the dominance of Hollywood often overshadows foreign films. Also, the lack of marketing and distribution of European films contributes to their obscurity. Lastly, the slower pace and complexity of European cinema can be challenging for audiences accustomed to American movie storytelling.