Romania Box Office: Admissions Hit 14-Year High in 2014; Third 'Hobbit' Is Highest-Grossing Film

Total box office was up 18 percent from the previous year.

Romania’s box office was on the rise in 2014, while the number of admissions hit a 14-year high and Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies was the year’s top-grossing movie.

Last year, the number of admissions reached 10.1 million, the best performance since 2001, according to the data base Cinemagia.ro.

The total box office in 2014 was $48 million (186.4 million lei), up 18 percent from the previous year.

The third installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit saga, which grossed $2.7 million (10.5 million lei), was the year's box office champion and Romania's highest-grossing movie in five years.

It was followed by Interstellar ($1.5 million, or 5.9 million lei) and 300: Rise of an Empire ($1.4 million, or 5.5 million lei).

Not a single Romanian film made it to the top 50 highest-grossing movies.

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