Inter Medya announced new sales for the successful film, which continues to accumulate screens and has already been acquired in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
The film Miracle in Cell No. 7, crowned as the most watched film of 2019 in Turkey and nominated for the 93rd edition of the Oscars, continues its journey on international TV.
Inter Medya, which acquired the distribution rights to this blockbuster in April, announced sales in new territories.
In Latin America, the film has been licensed in a total of seven territories: Mexico (Imagen TV), Chile (Channel 13), Colombia (Caracol), Ecuador (Ecuavisa), El Salvador (Channel Seis), Honduras (Channel 11) and the Dominican Republic (Color Vision). Furthermore, the popular film was also acquired in Israel by Achla TV.
In addition, Inter Medya announced that they are holding negotiations in many more countries, and that new agreements will be announced shortly.
Recently, the Turkish film industry began to attract significant attention from around the world, and this film is the best proof of that.
In Mexico, Milagro in cell 7 reached more than 3.1 million viewers, achieving a 19% share on Imagen TV and leading prime time. It became the most successful film in the network’s history, with a rating of 5.45% of households nationwide.
In Chile, the film aired on Canal 13 last week and became one of the most watched films on the channel in recent years, obtaining an audience of 11.6%, the highest since 2016.
In Turkey, Miracle in Cell No. 7 was seen by more than 5.3 million viewers and was the most watched movie of 2019. On Netflix, the movie topped the Top 10 most popular films in the US, Canada, Brazil and France, among other territories.
“It is a great pleasure to partner with these countries and see the film achieve extraordinary success in all the territories where it is seen. The film’s Oscar nomination was also great news for us,” said Can Okan, Founder and CEO of Inter Medya.
Miracle in Cell No. 7 is directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin and tells an emotional and thoughtful love story between a father with an intellectual disability – who makes him act and think like a child – who lives with his six-year-old daughter, Ova, and his grandmother.
His life changes when he is wrongly accused of murdering the daughter of a high-ranking military man. While he will suffer in jail, in cell 7, sentenced to death, Ova will fight to find the only witness who could help save the life of his father.
It is an adaptation of the 2013 South Korean film A Gift from Room 7.