According to Box Office Turkey statistics, 14 of the total 66 films released in the first three months of 2012 were domestic productions. Cinemagoers' preference veered towards Turkish films which acquired 68.5 percent of total box office sales in the first quarter of the year. While 12,268,272 (68.5%) of cinemagoers went to see domestic films, 5,633,768 (31.5%) chose to see foreign films.
The total number of box office sales increased by 14 percent compared to the same period the year prior, reaching 17,902,040 tickets sold. Parallel to the increase in numbers of cinemagoers, there was also a 13 percent increase in return in comparison to the same period the year prior, reaching a total revenue of 165,575,724 TL.
Conquest 1453 breaks all-time viewership record
The film Conquest 1453, which was released in 2012, was seen by 6,267,702 people in the first three months of the year, breaking the all-time record for the highest number of viewers. Out of a list of the top ten highest viewed films, the top three spots were shared by Turkish films. Conquest 1453 was followed by Berlin Kaplanı with two million viewers and Sen Kimsin in third.