German Box Office: Third Straight Victory Lap for 'Furious 7'
Kevin James' 'Mall Cop 2' holds on to the No. 2 slot, ahead of Liam Neeson's new entry, 'Run All Night.'
In a country of autobahn fanatics, it's no surprise that Furious 7 continues to lap the competition. Universal's turbo-charged action film, released as Fast & Furious 7 in Germany, easily outpaced the competition in its third weekend in the country, bringing in $3.7 million (€3.5 million) to take its total in the territory north of $30 million.
It was the third straight weekend win for the film in Germany.
Far behind, with less than a third of the 380,000 tickets sold for Furious 7, was Kevin James' Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, though the comedy enjoyed a decent sophomore weekend, earning $842,000 (€785,000) and another second-place finish for distributor Sony Germany.
The sequel to the 2009 comedy, about a heroic shopping mall security guard, has earned around $2.2 million in Germany so far. James has long been a strong draw in the territory thanks to the success of his sitcom King of Queens.
The third-place spot on the German box-office charts was also unchanged as local comedy The Nanny held on with a $804,000 take in its fourth weekend. The rom-com is the latest hit from multi-hyphenate Matthias Schweighofer, who wrote, directed and starred in The Nanny.
Two newcomers managed to squeeze into the German top five, with Liam Neeson-starrer Run All Night finishing fourth with a $788,000 box-office take and Halbe Bruder, a German-language comedy from horror expert Christian Alvart (Case 39), taking $453,000 in its opening frame, good enough for a fifth-place finish. Warner Bros. Germany is handling distribution for both The Nanny and Run All Night, while Universal is distributing Halbe Bruder in Germany.