Moviegoers preferred to watch Turkish films mostly in 2018. Among the 10 most watched films, nine were Turkish, with Müslüm generating the highest revenue, according to Box Office Turkey.
The film, featuring the life of famous arabesque singer Müslüm Gürses, was watched by 6,185,000 people in the two months after its release. Produced by Mustafa Uslu, the revenue generated by the film reached 81.6 million Turkish Liras.
The film also became the fifth most watched one in Turkey since 1989.
Cem Yilmaz’s Arif v 216 was the second most watched film, with 62.9 million liras in revenue. It was watched by 4,968,468 people.
The third film was Ailecek Şaşkınız, directed by Selçuk Aydemir. The film’s revenue was 44.6 million liras with 4 million viewers.
The comedy film Yol Arkadaşım 2 ranked fourth on the list with 2.3 million viewers and a 29.7 million lira revenue.
Deliha 2 was viewed by 2.1 million people, with a 24.5 million lira revenue.
The only Hollywood film on the list was Avengers: Infinity War, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pratt. Nearly 2 million people watched the film, generating a revenue of 27.2 million liras.