WARSAW: Poland had 18,811,913 cinema admissions in the first quarter of 2019, the best result in the past two years. The three top box office films are domestic productions.
In 2018, there were 17,297,431 admissions in the first quarter: one and a half million less than the same period in 2019. In 2017 there were 17,184,802 admissions. Polish titles with good international box office track records are primarily responsible for the strong results.
The top three spots went to Polish films, all sequels to successful franchises. Miszmasz czyli Kogel Mogel 3 directed by Konrad Piwowarski, produced by MTL Maxfilm and coproduced by TVP, led the pack, racking up 2,381,890 admissions. The third installment of a very popular Polish 80s comedy series was released internationally on 8 March 2019, distributed by UK based company Magnetes Ltd, in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Luxembourg. It is followed by Planet Single 3 directed by Sam Akina and Michał Chaciński, produced by Gigant Films, with 1,432,626 admissions since the film opened 8 February 2019 distributed by Kino Świat. The film was also released in the UK and Ireland on 25 February 2018, distributed by Magnetes and made $254,245 to date. The third spot belongs to Women of Mafia 2 directed by Patryk Vega and produced by his company Vega Productions, with 1,126,311 admissions in Poland in the first quarter of 2019. The film premiered locally on 22 February 2019 distributed by Kino Świat and on 3 March 2019 in the UK and Ireland, distributed by Phoenix Productions, where it made $395,539.