357 New Films in 52 Weeks
357 new films met the cinema audiences at the end of 52 weeks in 2014. The number of both the Turkish and the foreign films increased this year.
On the 100th Anniversary of Turkish Cinema, the number of new Turkish films was more than 100! 108 new Turkish films met the audiences in 2014. The number of Turkish film productions which has increased in the last years, has increased %300 in the last 10 years.
The number of foreign films which was 236 in 2013 increased to 249 in 2014.
Numbers of Movies in Theaters (2004-2014)
Movies According to Their Country of Origin
The country of origin of the 357 movies released in theatres in 2014 are as follows: USA (134), Turkey (108), France (28), England (24) and other countries (63). It is clearly seen that the American movies are more popular, but the percentage of Turkish movies released in theatres increases every year.
8 of the 108 Turkish movies released in 2014 are co-productions.
Total Ticket Sales and Box Office
A New Record: More Than 60 Million Cinema Audiences!
321 New movies were released and the number of moviegoers increased to over 50 millions in 2013. 357 New movies were released in 2014 and the number of moviegoers increased to over 60 millions.
Number of Cinema Audiences (2005-2014)
The total number of moviegoers which increased by 21% compared to 2013, reached 61,4 million in 2014. 108 new Turkish films were released in theatres and 35,5 million moviegoers preferred Turkish films. The proportion of Turkish films watched in theatres increased to %58.
Proportion of Turkish/Foreign Films Watched in Theatres (2005-2014)
Box office revenue of movies which was 505 million Turkish Liras in 2013 increased by 29% to 654 million TL in 2014. The proportion of revenue of Turkish movies was 54% and box office revenue of Turkish movies increased to 356 million TL. Although the proportion of revenue of foreign movies was higher between 2009-2012, the proportion of revenue of Turkish movies increased to 54% of total revenue in 2013 and in 2014.
Box Office Revenue of Turkish/ Foreign Movies between 2005-2014 (Million TL)
Average Movie Ticket Price
The average movie ticket price in Turkey was 10,6 TL in 2014. The average number of moviegoers was 168.000 a day in 2014.
Most Watched Movies
Moviegoers preffered Turkish Movies!
The cinema audiences preferred Turkish productions in 2014. All of the 10 most watched films were Turkish films.
The most popular movie in theatres was “Recep İvedik 4” and “Eyvah Eyvah 3” (with Ata Demirer and Demet Akbağ) was the second. The comedy movie titled “Düğün Dernek” which was released in December 2013 was the third on the list. The other movies on the list of the 10 most watched films are: “Pek Yakında”, “Unutursam Fısılda”, “Deliha”, “Birleşen Gönüller”, “Çakallarla Dans 3: Sıfır Sıkıntı”, “İncir Reçeli 2” ve “Patron Mutlu Son İstiyor”.
7 of these 10 films are comedy movies.
The Most Popular Film: Recep İvedik 4...
The number of cinema audiences of 14 of the movies released in 2014 increased to over 1 million. The movie “Recep İvedik 4” has been the most watched film since 1989 as 7,3 million viewers have seen it.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” was at the top of the list of 10 most watched foreign films in 2014. The second production on the list was “Noah” and the third was “Frozen”. The other productions on the list were: “Lucy”, “300: Rise of an Empire”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, “Interstellar”, “The Expendables 3”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Distribution Companies of Turkish Movies
Evaluation and Classification (Film Rating)
108 new Turkish movies were distributed by 19 different companies in 2014. M3 Film was at the top of the list of major Turkish film distributors (20 movies). The other companies on the list were Pinema, Warner Bros, Özen Film and SETEM, in order.
The 108 Turkish movies released in 2014 were rated as follows:
34 movies: “General Audiences”, 28 movies: “7+”, 24 movies: “13+”, 9 movies: “15+”, 3 movies: “18+”, 4 movies: “7A” and 4 movies “13A”.
The Turkish movies supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and released in 2014
After the Ministry of Culture and Tourism made the Law numbered 5224 about the Evaluation, Classification and Support of Cinema Films in 2004, the support given to Turkish films and to the other sections of the cinema sector contributed a lot to the development of Turkish cinema and to its global competitiveness.
Since 2005, 332 feature films were supported by approximately 88 million Turkish Liras. As a result, the number of new productions and the success of Turkish films in important film festivals all around the world and the awards given to them increased. 50 Film productions were supported by 21,4 million Turkish Liras in 2014. 34 (31%) of the 108 films released in 2014 were supported by the Ministry. These are as follows:
Yunus Emre: Aşkın Sesi
Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar (Singing Women)
Mavi Dalga (The Blue Wave)
Mavi Ring (The Blue Van)
Kış Uykusu (Winter Sleep)
Toprağa Uzanan Eller
Biz Babasız Büyüdük
Ben O Değilim (I am not Him)
Hay Way Zaman: Dersim'in Kayıp Kızları
Unutma Beni İstanbul
Deniz Seviyesi (Across the Sea)
Annemin Şarkısı (Song of My Mother)
Evliya Çelebi Ölümsüzlük Suyu
Seni Seviyorum Adamım
Fakat Müzeyyen Bir Derin Tutku
Yağmur Kıyamet Çiçeği
Gittiler Sair ve Meçhul
The awards given to the movies supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and released in 2014
34 (31%) of the 108 films released in 2014 were supported by the Ministry. These movies won awards at important national and international film festivals and contributed a lot to the promotion of Turkish Cinema and Turkey.
Palme d’or, the highest award at the 67th Cannes Film Festival went to “Winter Sleep” directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan on the 100th Anniversary of the Turkish Cinema. Ceylan is the second Turkish director who won the highest award at Cannes, 32 years after Yılmaz Güney and Şerif Gören’s “The Way” (1982) . “Winter Sleep” also won the International Critics’ Prize (Fipresci) at the Festival.
The movie titled "Sivas" which was the first feature film directed by Kaan Müjdeci and supported by our Ministry, won the “Special Jury Prize” in the 71th Venice Film Festival. Furthermore, Doğan İzci, the leading actor of the movie won the “Best Actor” award - Premio Bastio D’Oro 2014.
The movie titled “Annemin Şarkısı” (Song of My Mother) directed by Erol Mintaş and supported by our Ministry won the “Best Film” award in the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival and Feyyaz Duman who played in the movie won the “Best Actor” award.