GERMANY: 'Despicable Me 2' Continues to Thrive
on July 24, 2013
Germany loves the Minions. Despicable Me 2 added $2.9 million over its third weekend to reach an $18.2 million cume, leading a weekend that included four new releases breaking into the top ten. Grown Ups 2 came in second place with a $2.3 million debut. The comedy sequel won a head-to-head battle against Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro's high-concept project opened in third place with $1.9 million.
No other film broke the million-dollar mark outside of the top three. World War Z came closest to reach the milestone in its fourth weekend but fell short with a $740k tally that raised its German total to $16.1 million. Now You See Me fell flat in Germany, falling to fifth place in its second weekend after a 50% drop from its opening frame. The magic heist film has grossed a total of $2.3 million to date. The Heat has also disappointed in the market, earning a $3.5 million total in an otherwise comedy-friendly territory.
Top 10 Films in Germany. July 19-21, 2013.