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The Romanian box office grows by 25% in the first half of 2017

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- The most popular domestic release was Nae Caranfil's 6.9 on the Richter Scale

The Romanian box office grows by 25% in the first half of 2017
6.9 on the Richter Scale by Nae Caranfil

The Romanian box office has seen growth of approximately 24.65% this year in terms of earnings, according to the country’s leading film website, Cinemagia. The exact increase in the number of admissions is impossible to evaluate, as one of the country's biggest distributors, Forum Film, stopped making the number of admissions for its releases public. During the first six months of 2017, Romanian cinemas earned a total of €32.81 million, marking a steep increase from the €26.2 million earned in the first half of 2016. 

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A significant part of this increase was thanks to the phenomenal success of The Fast and the Furious franchise in Romania. Fast & Furious 8 was seen by 683,826 cinemagoers, which makes it the most popular release since Avatar [+see also:
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 (881,718 admissions in 2009 and 2010). The popularity of Fast & Furious 8 took Romanian cinemas by surprise, as the film was seen by 366,000 cinemagoers over the first weekend, an absolute record for Romania, where the total number of seats in cinemas amounts to approximately 70,000. For comparison, the most popular film of 2016, Suicide Squad, raked in 421,000 admissions over 19 weeks.

Other popular releases were Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's RevengeFifty Shades DarkerBeauty and the Beast (also the film with the widest release this year, across 186 screens) and Assassin's Creed. Four Romanian distributors had releases in the top ten: Ro Image 2000, Forum Film and Odeon Cineplex, with three each, and Vertical Entertainment, with one.

As for Romanian releases, Nae Caranfil's 6.9 on the Richter Scale [+see also:
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interview: Nae Caranfil
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]
 was seen by 30,515 Romanians, closely followed by Călin Peter Netzer's Ana, mon amour [+see also:
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interview: Călin Peter Netzer
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]
, with 25,146 admissions. Other domestic releases fared worse: The Fixer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Adrian Sitaru
interview: Tudor Aaron Istodor
film profile
]
 raked in 4,718 admissions, followed by Planet Petrila [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 (3,660), That Trip We Took with Dad [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Anca Miruna Lazarescu
film profile
]
 (2,323), Summer's Over (2,090) and The Last Day [+see also:
interview: Gabriel Achim
film profile
]
 (1,049). For comparison, in 2016, Graduation [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
film profile
]
 was seen by 55,000 cinemagoers, and in 2015, Aferim! [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]
 pulled in 77,000 viewers.

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