Decline in Admissions for Domestic Films in Slovenia

    Gaja’s World by Peter Bratuša Gaja’s World by Peter Bratuša photo: Katja Goljat

    LJUBLJANA: Admissions for domestic films decreased by almost 20% in Slovenia, although more titles were released. Total admissions increased by approximately 4%, while total box office increased by 8%.

    Eighteen new domestic films were released in 2018, compared to 12 in 2017.

    Gaja’s World, directed by Peter Bratuša and produced by Felina Films, was the most popular domestic title in 2018 with 62,040 admissions and 221,373 EUR gross, ranking 14th in the general chart.

    Consequences by Darko StanteThe rest of the domestic top five include documentaries The Family, directed by Rok Biček and produced by Cvinger film, and The Last Ice Hunters, directed by Jure Breceljnik and Rožle Bregar and produced by FilmIT, and also feature films Let Him Be a Basketball Player, directed by Boris Petkovič and produced by Gustav Film, and Consequences, directed by Darko Štante and produced by Filmsko društvo Temporama.

    The first results show that total Slovenian cinema admissions in 2018 were around 2,445,000 compared to 2,354,734 in 2017, while the total box office increased by 8% to 12.6 m EUR, from 11,637,025 EUR in 2017. Three titles crossed the line of 100,000 admissions: Bohemian Rhapsody, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

    The leading box office position among distributors is held by Blitz Film & Video Distribution with 42% share, followed by Karantanija Cinemas with 31%, Continental Film and 2i Film with 10% each, Fivia with 4%, and Cinemania Group and  Demiurg with 1% each.