In 2017, Belga Films’ theatrical distribution activities in Belgium boomed again with excellent box office achievements: out of the top 6 movies released by an independent distributor last year, Belga Films succeeded in positioning 4 of its releases and half of the best 25 performing films distributed by an independent were brought to the market by Belga Films.
Huge successes such as Lala Land (more than 400.000 admissions), Paddington 2 (more than 350.000 admissions to date) contributed to the company’s great box office results in 2017. Bigfoot Junior, the animation film produced by nWave and Valerian each exceeded 200.000 admissions in Belgium alone. Three other projects topped 100.000 admissions (Wonder, Jigsaw and Le sens de la fête), a mark achieved by only 6% of the titles from independent distributors.
In total, Belga Films movies were seen by over 2.2 million people in the cinemas in Belgium alone in 2017, a remarkable 43% increase over 2016. 25 new movies will be released by Belga Films in 2018, among which the highly-anticipated Taxi 5, produced by Luc Besson, Thomas Vinterberg’s Kursk and Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan.