21-01-2008

Three Estonian films make domestic Top 10 in 2007

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Three domestic films landed in the Estonian cinema box office Top 10 in 2007, making it one of the most successful years for the country's film industry. The three features fought off Hollywood, European and Russian competition to land in spots 3, 8 and 9.

186 Kilometres by Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik, a slapstick comedy with a string of local celebrities making cameo apperances, scored 73,000 admissions, placing in all-tme ratings for an Estonian film. Georg, a period biopic of the legendary bariton Goerg Ots directed by veteran Peeter Simm, attracted 49,000 viewers. Autumn Ball by Veiko Õunpuu, this year's Venice Horizons winner, was on eighth place with 37,000 admissions.

The top 10 for 2007 also included four Hollywood animations, which have become staple box office hits in Estonia after the distributors started dubbing them with well-known local actors.

1 Pirates of the Caribbean 3

2 Shrek 3

3 186 kilometres

4 Simpsons Movie

5 Ratatouille

6 Mr. Bean's Holiday

7 Harry Potter 5

8 Georg

9 Autumn Ball

10 Surf's Up