LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian youth comedy Let Him Be a Basketball Player directed by Boris Petkovič topped the box office chart in Slovenia in its third week in release, distributed by Fivia.
The film took in 107,000 EUR and just under 29,000 admissions through 4 October 2017 in wide release on 18 screens. It reached second place in its opening week, falling to third place in week two, and finally rising to the number one place in week three.
The film was produced by Frenk Celarc through Gustav Film in coproduction with RTV Slovenija, MB Grip, Studio Ritem, Unicasting and Pecl. The project was supported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba and a Media development grant.
The film, about a tall boy who becomes a star basketball player in his high school, premiered at the Slovenian Film Festival.