A.R.O.G. breaks records in Turkey

By Nadir Operli
    The most anticipated movie of the year in Turkey, Cem Yilmaz's A.R.O.G broke the opening weekend box-office record with 816,304 admissions and YLT 7,114,043 (3.500.000 million euros) in box office.

    Since the comedy's opening on the eve of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, a national holiday in Turkey, the film has continued its ascent. The timing of the opening proved to be a wise decision. A.R.O.G became the fastest growing film in Turkish box-office history. It is just a matter of time before A.R.O.G. breaks the box-office record of Recep Ivedik, another Turkish comedy which cleared 4.3 million admissions during 31 weeks in release.

    A.R.O.G is the most expensive movie in Turkish history with an approximate production budget of 7 million euros. The film's budget is reported to be around 8.5 million euros including all the publicity costs. The film, distributed by UIP, is running in Turkey with 406 prints and 685 screens. It is simultaneously released by Maxximum Film in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, England and France with 106 prints.


    Directed by Cem Yilmaz & Ali Taner Baltacı

    Written by Cem Yilmaz
    Producers: Murat Akdilek & Cem Yilmaz

    Production Companies: Fida Film (Turkey) & CMYLMZ Fikirsanat (Turkey)

    Cinematographer: Soykut Turan

    Production Managers: Pelin Kaya & Orhan Erkal

    Line Producers: Seyhan Kaya, Birol Akbaba

    Visual Efects: Sinefekt

    Music: Jingle House

    Art Director: Hakan Yarkın

    Costum design: Gulumser Gurtunca

    Make-up: Adella Selzer

    Editing: Erhan Acar

    Sound Design: Erkan Altınok

    Sound: Levent Intepe

    Duration: 128 min.

    Distribution (Turkey): United International Pictures (UIP)

    Distribution (International): Maxximum Film und Kunst Gmbh


    Cem Yilmaz (Arif, Kaaya, Logar)

    Ozan Guven (Taso)

    Ozkan Ugur (Dimi)

    Nil Karaibrahimgil (Mimi)

    Ozge Ozberk (Ceku)

    Zafer Algoz (Karga)

    Hasan Kacan (Cuhara)

    Muhittin Korkmaz (Bidi, Tihulu)