Austria’s local hits led by documentary Alphabet; Local film boom in Switzerland.
Constantin Film’s release of Bora Dagtekin’s school comedy Fack Ju Göhte [pictured] (knowm in English as Suck Me Shakespeer) sold over 5.48m tickets in German cinemas last year to become 2013’s No.1 based on admission figures.
The No. 1 according to box-office takings, however, was the latest Tolkien saga, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, whose more expensive 3D tickets amassed over €44m compared to Fack Ju Göhte’s €41m.
Dagtekin’s film reunited him with Elyas M’Barek, the star of his feature debut Turkish For Beginners which had been 2012’s most successful German film with over 2.3m admissions...