BUCHAREST: Romania saw a dramatic decrease in admissions for domestic films, from 484,739 in 2016 to an estimated 250,000 in 2017. Total admissions increased by 11.25 percent, while total gross increased by 14 percent.
Total admissions increased from 13,033,687 in 2016 to an estimated 14,500,000 in 2017, according to the Romanian Film Centre (CNC). Box office increased from 53,684,981 EUR / 241,582,416 RON in 2016 to an estimated 61,222,222 EUR / 275,500,000 RON. CNC also estimates that admissions to domestic films were 250,000 in 2017.
Top admissions chart 2017 is topped by Fast & Furious with 683,826 admissions and 2,958,973 EUR / 13,315,379 RON gross. The film is followed in the box office by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Thor: Ragnarok, Fifty Shades Darker and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A complete admissions chart cannot be prepared because the distributor Forum Film Romania (one of the most important distributors in Romania) stopped reporting admissions to Cinemagia, which is the only private initiative in film statistics in Romania. Final statistics for 2017 will be revealed when the Romanian Film Centre releases its statistics in spring 2018.