SPI takes third spot on Slovak market

By FNE Staff
    Independent film distributor SPI has moved into a solid third place slot in the Slovak market, the company announced.

    Based on results through the third quarter of 2008, SPI has 18% of the market, with 421,406 admissions. SPI competes with Czech/Slovak distributor Bonton Film and with Slovak distributor Continental Film, which distributes Warner Bros movies in Slovakia.

    SPI's 2008 releases included Asterix at the Olympic Games, which attracted 110,683 viewers to date, making it the company's strongest release. The Slovak box office was dominated this year by Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's Bathory, which surpassed the one million attendance mark in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in mid-September.