Kincsem, a film paying homage to the world’s greatest thoroughbred race horse, has broken the box office record for a Hungarian film, distributor Forum Hungary.
The box office receipts of the film directed by Gábor Herendi reached 500 million forints (EUR 1.6m) on Tuesday, Forum Hungary said. More than 374,500 people have seen the film since it opened a little more than two months ago. The Hungarian National Film Fund contributed more than 2 billion forints to the film’s 2.9 billion forint budget.
Kincsem, foaled in Hungary in 1874, won 54 races for 54 starts, a record that still stands today.
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