German Box Office: Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful 8' Opens to No. 1 With $3.9M
Still, the revenge Western debuts behind Tarantino's last two films.
Quentin Tarantino's neo-Western The Hateful 8 opened to $3.5 million (€3.25 million) from 579 screens in Germany, good enough for the top slot. Including previews, the film took in $3.9 million in its first frame.
The opening, however, was a way's off Tarantino's best for the territory. The director's last film, Django Unchained, earned around $9.8 million on its opening weekend in Germany in 2013.
Alejandro G. Inarritu's The Revenant fell to No. 2 in its fourth weekend with $2.7 million (€2.3 million) from 240,000 admissions for a total $18.8 million.
Arguably the real success story of the past weekend in Germany was local-language kids film Bibi & Tina — Girls vs. Boys, which barely slipped at all in its sophomore frame, earning $2.3 million (€2.1 million) from 330,000 tickets sold. Bibi & Tina, the third feature in a homegrown franchise, sold 370,000 tickets on its opening weekend for a $2.6 million bow.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens held on to the fourth spot, taking its total in Germany to $106.1 million. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars has only performed better in two international territories: the U.K. ($176.4 million) and China ($121.1 million).