ZAGREB: Total admissions increased by 13.5 percent from 3,969,040 in 2015 to 4,505,139 in 2016, while admissions to domestic films slightly decreased by 6.55 percent.
According to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, domestic admissions in 2016 were nearly 134,000 compared to 143,378 in 2015. HAVC uses for its statistics both majority and minority Croatian coproductions.
The latest domestic success is Ivan Goran Vitez's Shooting Stars (Interfilm), which opened end of December 2015 and sold 54,660 tickets to date.
Admissions to domestic films were 124,453 in 2014.
According to Continental Film’s estimations, in 2016 total admissions increased by 13.5 percent from 3,969,040 in 2015 to 4,505,139 in 2016. Total gross increased by 14.7 percent from 15,315,273 EUR / 115,403,887 HRK in 2015 to 17,567,153 EUR / 132,372,288 HRK in 2016.
Domestic admissions Top Ten 2016 is topped by ZG80 directed by Igor Šeregi and produced by Kinoteka with 66,342 estimated admissions, followed by Shooting Stars directed by Ivan-Goran Vitez and produced by Inter Film in coproduction with Serbia’s Zillona film (which was released in 2015), with of 54,660 estimated admissions in 2016, and Constitution / Ustav Republike Hrvatske directed by Rajko Grlić and produced by Interfilm with 32,481 estimated admissions.
The top also includes: The Boss directed by Dario Juričan and produced by Udruga Blank, All the Best / Sve najbolje directed by Snjezana Tribuson and produced by Kinorama (released in 2015), Ministry of Love / Ministarstvo Ljubavi directed by Pavo Marinković and produced by Telefilm, Quit Staring at My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat directed by Hana Jusić and produced by Kinorama, Goran directed by Nevio Marasović and produced by Antitalent, On the Other Side / S one strane directed by Zrinko Ogresta and produced by Interfilm and Zillion Films, and Life Is a Trumpet / Život je truba directed by Antonio Nuić and produced by Propeler Film. This list doesn’t include Croatian minority coproductions.
The Croatian hit in 2015, The High Sun by Dalibor Matanić (Kinorama), had 42,815 admissions compared to the 2014 hit, Love and Death by Daniel Kušan (Kinorama), which sold 39,849 tickets.
A total of 217 films have been released in 2016, compared to 200 in 2015.