LJUBLJANA: Distribution company Blitz Film & Video Distribution (/www.blitz-film.com/) has signed an exclusive contract with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation (www.foxinternational.com/) for theatrical film distribution in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Albania, fortifying its position as the biggest film distributor in the region.
The first 20th Century Fox Film Corporation films distributed by Blitz Film & Video Distribution arrived in theatres on 1 April 2011. Some of the company`s biggest titles in the near future include Rio 3D, Water For Elephants and Rise Of The Apes along with new sequels in the X-Men and Ice Age franchises.
In 2010, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation distributed the most popular film in Slovenia, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, with 107,561 viewers and box office of €444,355. The most successful film in Slovenia to date was Fox's Titanic in 1998 with 411,373 viewers.
Blitz Film & Video Distribution has been present on the Slovenian market since 2000. The distribution company in Slovenia is a part of the Blitz group which has companies in most countries in the region (Blitz Croatia, Blitz Bosnia and Herzegovina, Millenium - Serbia and Montenegro (www.millennium-film.rs/)). Blitz Film & Video Distribution is also the exclusive distributor of Warner Bros. International Pictures in Slovenia and the exclusive video distributor of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment Global, a division of Viacom Global, DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment LLC and Dreamworks LLC for the Slovenian market.
Blitz Film & Video Distribution had a 24 per cent market share at the Slovenian box office for theatrical releases in 2010. The highest grossing film in the distribution of Blitz Film & Video Distribution in Slovenia in 2010 was Sex and the City 2 with 71,748 viewers and an income of €327,790, putting it in the fourth place. The most successful film in the distribution of Blitz Film & Video Distribution in Slovenia to date was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001, with 174,014 viewers, which puts it on the sixth place among all films distributed on the Slovenian market.