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Another Record Year for Polish Cinema

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The Clergy by Wojciech Smarzowski The Clergy by Wojciech Smarzowski

WARSAW: Polish cinema had another record year, with 59.7 m total admissions and 263.9 m EUR total gross. Polish films had 19.8 m admissions, compared to 13.5 m in 2017. The first four films in the overall top ten are Polish.

According to the Polish Film Institute, 1,057 titles had total admissions of 59.7 m, compared to 2017 when there were 57 m total admissions.

Another record was broken in 2018 by Polish films, which had 19.8 m admissions and 79.8 m EUR / 340.4 m PLN gross, compared to 13.5 m admissions and 58,2 m EUR / 249,1 m PLN gross in 2017.

Polish films also dominated the overall top ten 2018 with Wojtek Smarzowski's The Clergy (Profil Film Jacek Rzehak) topping the charts with 5,183,080 admissions, followed by Women of Mafia (Showmax) directed by Patryk Vega (2,037,202), Planet Single 2 (Gigant Films) by Sam Akina (1,685,864), Squadron 303 (Film Media) by Denis Delić (1,516,443) and international blockbusters The Incredibles 2 (1,446,260), Wonder (1,376,894), Fifty Shades Freed (1,364,357), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (1,338,859), The Grinch (1,297,688) and Bohemian Rhapsody (1,227,207).

Polish top 10 includes seven films with more than 1 m admissions: The Clergy (5,183,080 admissions), Women of Mafia (2,037,202), Planet Single 2 (1,685,864), Squadron 303 (1,516,443), Pretend Fiancée (TFP) by Bartosz Prokopowicz (1,127,083), Pitbull. The Last Dog (Ent Productions) by Władysław Pasikowski (1,014,213), followed by Cold War (Opus Film) by Paweł Pawlikowski (931,339), 7 Emotions (WFDiF) by Marek Koterski (853,931) and Love Is Everything (Akson Studio) by Michał Kwieciński (617,152).