GERMANY: 'Smurfs' Sequel Wins Top Spot Despite Soft Numbers
on August 07, 2013
The Smurfs opened in 575 locations across Germany in 2011, posting
a fantastic $6.3 million debut that paved the way to a $29.3 million cume. The
sequel opened in Germany on the same weekend two years later, gearing up for a
big weekend at over 1,000 locations -nearly twice the ammount of screens
dedicated to its predecessor. The sequel's $3.6 million opening result was good
enough to lead the weekend but is nevertheless a disappointing return for
considering the franchise's potential.
The Wolverine took a backseat to the Smurfs in its second frame, earning $2.1 million across 604 screens to take its total to $7.2 million. Despicable Me 2 came in third place, continuing a strong run at the box office with a $1.8 million weekend that raises its 5-week total to $27.3 million. The Conjuring scored weekend's highest per-screen average with $4,044 across 228 locations. The limited release for the horror film saw it land on fifth place with a $935k debut.
Top Ten Films in Germany. August 2-4, 2013