The Turkish movie premiered last Sunday on Imagen TV in Mexico, drawing in more than 3 million viewers and topping the prime time charts.
The sensational Turkish movie Miracle in Cell No. 7, distributed worldwide by Inter Medya has premiered last Sunday to a huge audience on Imagen TV, the Mexican broadcaster.
The movie reached more than 3.1 million viewers, achieving a market share of 19% on national Free TV and topping the primetime charts.
“We are proud to acquire the best in international television for our audience. Miracle In Cell No. 7 has been the most successful movie on Imagen TV throughout its broadcast history with a rating of 5.45% of households on a national level. This title from Turkey represents further diversity in our line-up,” says Erick Pulido, Programming Director at Imagen.
The rating smasher achieved similar results in Turkey as well. The movie was first released in Turkish theaters on October 11, 2019, and instantly became a box office smash hit by positioning itself as the most-watched movie of the year reaching more than 5.3 million spectators.
“Miracle In Cell No. 7 is an important addition to our catalog with a huge potential for both theatrical and linear distribution. Featuring a fantastic cast, this film has captured viewers’ hearts this summer. It is absolutely amazing, one of those emotional movies that would leave you breathless and speechless at the end,” explained Beatriz Cea Okan, VP and Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Inter Medya.
Miracle In Cell No. 7 is a remake of the very popular 2013 South Korean film of the same name. The movie, set during the early 1980s during Turkey’s coup d’état period, tells the heartbreaking story of Memo, who lives with his beloved little daughter and grandmother in an Aegean town. With a mental deficiency, Memo is a shepherd who is happy in his small world.
In 1983, when he is framed for the murder of the martial law commander’s daughter, his life is turned upside down. He is sentenced to death penalty and gets locked up in the seventh ward, where he has a small chance of staying alive. While everyone is seeking justice, Memo and his daughter Ova’s only wish is to get reunited.