Turkish movies tops box office
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Butterfly’s Dream has been viewed by 1.9 million people.According to the latest data taken from the Box Office, Turkish cinema goers generally preferred to watch domestic movies during the first quarter of the year, with eight out of the top 10 being Turkish productions.
When compared to last year, the number of cinema goers in the first quarter this year rose by 743,350 to become 18 million.
During that time a total of 64 movies hit the screens, 18 of which were Turkish movies. Among these movies, Cem Yılmaz’s”CM101MMXI Fundamentals” was seen by a total of 3.7 million people, becoming the most watched movie. Famous Turkish actor Şahan Gökbakar’s comedy movie “Celal and Ceren” reached 2.8 million viewers and became the second most watched movie. Yılmaz Erdoğan’s film “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream) has been viewed by more than 1.9 million people since its release Feb. 22.
Starring Erdoğan as well as Mert Fırat, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Belçim Bilgin, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan and Farah Zeynep Abdullah, the film has been hugely successful. The film tells the story of two unknown poets, Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu, living in World War II-era Zonguldak. It is followed at the box office by “Romantik Komedi 2: Bekarlığa Veda” (Romantic Comedy: The Bachelorette), which has been seen by 1.3 million people.