Spain Box Office: 'A Spanish Affair 2' Soars in Opening Weekend
The sequel to Spain's highest grossing hit ever earned more than $8 million in the first weekend.
A Spanish Affair 2, the sequel to the biggest Spanish box office hit of all time from 2014, set a new high for a 2015 opening weekend for a domestic film in Spain.
The film earned $8.4 million (€7.9 million), according to Rentrak Spain.
The Universal Pictures International Spain release outperformed opening weekends for Alejandro Amenabar’s Regression, starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, which earned $2.87 million and Fifty Shades of Grey with $8.2 million — both of which were also released by Universal in Spain.
With 1.86 million tickets sold, the film called Ocho Apellidos Catalanes in Spanish, snagged more than 70 percent of the weekend receipts off of 755 copies.
Similar to the first film in the franchise, Emilio Martinez Lazaro’s sequel plays on stereotypes Spaniards have of different regions in the form of a romantic comedy.
LaZona Films and Weather Films AIE produced the film — which stars Dani Rovira, Clara Lago, Carmen Machi and Karra Elejalde — for Telecinco Cinema with the collaboration with Mediaset Spain.
A Spanish Affair has earned more than $62 million, sitting only behind Avatar as the top-grossing film in the history of the Spanish box office.