Slovak romance films crush US blockbusters at the domestic box office

– Obviously, the appetites of national theater goers for local comedy, such as Jacob Kroner and happy new year 2You didn’t say during the pandemic

and happy new year 2 by Jacob Kroner

The second year of the pandemic has been particularly difficult for cinemas across Slovakia, with cinemas closed for 176 days in total, compared to 116 days in 2020 (see news). The total annual loss for 2021 due to the shutdowns is estimated at €16 million (read more in Slovak here).

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The biggest draw of 2021 turns out to be the kids’ animated movie Paw Patrol: The Movie (106,038 admissions), followed by a local commercial shooting aimed at an adult audience – romantic comedy Totally strangers by Susanna Maryankova (104.711 accepted). The latest James Bond saga, No time to die [+see also:
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(104,032 views), wrapping up the list of the most watched films in theaters, thus wrapping up Slovakia’s weakest year in box office history.

However, the new year has begun with the return of the superhero in the ropes of the web Spiderman: There’s no room for the house. The film came in at number one as the most-visited film of the week after selling 28,800 views in its opening weekend. Spiderman: There’s no room for the house She held onto her priority in the Slovakian darkrooms in the first quarter of the year, gaining 149,313 admissions over a ten-week period. The latest installment in the Marvel saga is not only the most visited movie, but also the only movie to cross the one million euro mark at the domestic box office, with a total of €1,009,859 between January and March.

Moreover, it is the only American film in the list of the top three films that attracted the domestic audience. Landing not far from the million-euro threshold was the Slovak romance and happy new year 2Directed by Jacob Kroner, the sequel to the fifth box office film of 2019 (which also ranked as the second most visited Slovak film of that year – see news), grossing €910,053 in the first three months of 2022 (with 137,517 admissions) after Only three weeks in theaters. Best Regular Performance at the Domestic Box Office, Director Marta Ferenkova (See news) Showed its latest rom-com Until summer comeswith a total profit of 802,947 euros (121,799 admissions). Until summer comes It is based on the same formula as Ferenkova’s previous efforts, all or nothing And too far personal [+see also:
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: Ferenkova in Leadership, text based on a local writer Evita Twardzik UrbaníkováRomantic story, coped with production duties Peter Neese, of NUNEZ NFE, and Continental Film which handles release and promotion. It is clearly an equation that keeps on giving. Slovak rom-coms followed the fare intended for children and family, such as sing 2 (87,321 admission) and incanto (79,238 accepted).

However, these rom-coms have managed to crush American movies like The Batman (73,324 admissions), Anonymous (53527 admission) and Death on the Nile (24,543 admissions) in the first quarter of 2022, confirming that the pandemic has not changed the tastes of local theatergoers. Prices for national films and children’s animation remain the most reliable box office success. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 It dominated the first week of April at the Slovakian box office (followed by turns redwith admission 19405), and and happy new year 2 He added 13,151 weekly admissions to his total of 156,335 and has already crossed the €1 million mark, for a grand total of €1,041,327 after a four-week run. Czech rum com Heart to heart by Martin Horskythe huge Czech box office manager women on the run [+see also:
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(See News), close to the top five weekly hits, with 5,060 entries in the weekend (for a total of 15,868 entries after two weeks in cinemas). finally, Peter Big Jacklatest efforts, shadow (See News), it premiered domestically and opened at number eight on the weekly box office chart (with 1,859 admissions).

The data source used in this article is the Association of Film Distributors of Slovakia.

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