According to the figures released by the Czech Film Distributors’ Union, box office gross also increased from 35 m EUR/ 912 m CZK to over 38 m EUR / 993 m CZK in the first half of 2017.
In 2016 results set a record for the highest numbers since 1993, with total admissions of 15.622 million and a record amount of 77.12 m EUR / 2.011 billion CZK at the box office.
The most successful films of the first half of 2017 were Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, with 463,322 admissions and 2.6 m EUR / 67. 8 m CZK gross, followed by Fifty Shades Darker, directed by James Foley, and The Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon.
Christmas comedy God´s Angel 2 / Anděl Páně 2, directed by Jiří Strach and produced by Marlene Film Production, remains the most attended Czech film in 2017, with 325,132 admissions and over 1.3 m EUR / 35 m CZK gross. A similar success is expected from the new film by Jan Svěrák, Barefood in Stubble / Po strništi bos, produced by Biograf Jan Svěrák Pictures, which will be released at the beginning of August 2017.