German Box Office Dips 11 Percent in First Half of 2016
'Zootopia' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' were two of the biggest hits in the territory.
Germany's box office was down more than 11 percent in the first half of 2016, with few hits to match the blockbuster success of Furious 7 and Fifty Shades of Grey during the same period last year.
Disney's animated feature Zootopia and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens — the latter released in late 2015 — were the strongest performers in the first half.
Zootopia has brought in more than $34 million in Germany to date, and The Force Awakens has grossed over $111 million in the territory. Local title Bibi & Tini – Girls vs. Boys, a children's film, was the top German title in the period, grossing some $12.6 million.
Admission figures were also down from the same period in 2015, with 57.5 million tickets sold, compared with 66.8 million for the first six months of last year.
The official figures, which the German Film Board released Friday, do not include the summer months, and a number of recently released titles, including Fox's Ice Age: Collision Course and Universal's The Secret Lives of Pets, have been strong performers.