Turkish filmmaking brings high revenues
Among 52 local productions, which were released in the first half of the year, Şahan Gökbakar’s ‘Recep İvedik 4’ sold over one million tickets.Turkish productions that were released in the first half of the year and drew interest from viewers also proved profitable for their producers.
In the first half of this year, 33.3 million tickets were sold, and during the film marathon between Jan. 3 and July 3, a total of 177 new films, 52 of which were Turkish films, were screened.
Total revenues in the same term reached 351.469 million Turkish Liras with a 33 percent increase, compared to last year’s figures. The revenue from Turkish productions amounted to 205.126 million liras. The share of Turkish films was 58 percent in total revenues.
There were five Turkish films among the top 10 films in the first half of the year. Şahan Gökbakar’s “Recep İvedik 4” tops the list and is followed by Ata Demirer’s “Eyvah Eyvah 3.” Starring Russel Crowe, “Noah” ranks third on the list.
Among 52 local productions, which were released in the first half of the year, “Recep İvedik 4” and “Eyvah Eyvah 3” exceeded 1 million in terms of ticket sales.
Turkish films in movie theaters were seen by 20,743,721 people in the same period of the year. The rating of Turkish films showed a 20 percent increase and reached 20 million.
The highest number of tickets for Turkish films sold between Feb. 21 and 27. More than 3 million people watched films between these dates.