Turks watch local productions most

Turks watch local productions most

İZMİR - Anatolia News Agency
Turks watch local productions most

‘Fetih 1453’ appeared on 850 cinema screens and 500 copies were in circulation. The film accounted for 35 percent of total movie screenings during the first three. AFP photo

In the first three months of this year, Turkish audiences chose to see more Turkish movies in cinemas than foreign films. Seven out of every ten moviegoers at theaters in Turkey in January through March saw Turkish movies.

Statistics from Box Office Türkiye show that within the 13 weeks of the period January-March 2012, Turkish cinemas screened 61 movies, 13 of which were Turkish films, according to the Anatolia news agency. A total of 17,441 million movie tickets were sold, 12,102 million of which were for Turkish movies.

Of these, the most watched movie was “Fetih 1453” (Conquest 1453). The movie appeared on 850 cinema screens and 500 copies were in circulation. One moviegoer out of two saw “Fetih 1453,” meaning that it accounted for 35 percent of total movie screenings during the three-month period, according to the statistics.

Written by actor Ata Demirer and directed by Hakan Algül, “Berlin Kaplanı” (Berlin Tiger) was the second most popular movie in Turkey in the first three months of the year, with 1.97 million tickets sold, and “Sen Kimsin?” (Who are you?), directed by Ozan Açıktan, ranked in third place with 1.4 million viewers. The fourth place went to “Sümela’nın Şifresi: Temel” (Sümela’s Password: Basic), with 1.04 million moviegoers.

Most popular movies Jan.-March 2012 (with number of tickets sold)


1. “Fetih 1453” (Conquest 1453) 6,193,402
2. “Berlin Kaplanı” (Berlin Tiger) 1,967,485
3. “Sen Kimsin?” (Who are you?) 1,401,395
4. “Sümela’nın Şifresi: Temel” (Sümela’s Password: Basic) 1,044,079
5. “Puss in Boots” 690,450
6. “Kurtuluş Son Durak” (Last Stop Kurtuluş) 580,468
7. “Happy Feet” 2 518,813
8. “Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol” 379,708
9. “Ghost Rider 2: A Spirit of Vengeance” 296,591
10. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” 295,564


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