PRAGUE: The Czech comedy Women on the Run / Zeny v behu by Martin Horsky has become the highest grossing domestic film in Czech box office history, drawing in over 7.6 m EUR after 16 weeks in distribution.
The film shows no sign of slowing down, landing in the fourth place at the week-end box office, and took in another 700,000 EUR in Slovakia. The film had over 1.3 m admissions in the Czech Republic, reaching 13% of the entire population.
By comparison, the films in second and third place reached 6 m EUR and 5 m EUR respectively. In neighbouring Poland, with a population four times as large as the Czech Republic, only the most popular films can earn around 8 m EUR.
Women on the Run was produced by Tomas Hoffman through his company Infinity Prague. Private broadcaster Prima TV picked up pre-sale rights. The film took in 31,000 EUR as of 19 May running on 52 screens, up 8 screens from the previous week. Hoffman told FNE that the film is on course to move into the number 2 spot at overall box office, with only Bohemian Rhapsody outperforming it.