Spain Box Office: 'Regression,' Starring Emma Watson, Has Biggest 2015 Opening for Homegrown Film

Alejandro Amenabar’s latest psychological thriller, which also features Ethan Hawke, brought in $2.87 million this weekend.

Alejandro Amenabar’s latest psychological thriller Regression, starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, had the highest opening-weekend gross at the Spanish box office for any homegrown film this year, earning $2.87 million (€2.55 million), according to Rentrak Spain.

The English-language film, which premiered at San Sebastian last month, cornered 40 percent of the Spanish box office on 370 screens.

While falling short of Amenabar’s 2009 opening for Agora, which snagged $6 million (€5.4 million), this weekend’s opening came close to last year’s record-breaking phenomenon A Spanish Affair, which earned $3.2 million (€2.8 million) during its opening weekend.

Regression, which also had to contend with the much-watched soccer match between cross-town rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on Sunday, outperformed Maria Ripoll’s Ahora o Nunca, which earned $1.6 million (€1.5 million) during its June opening weekend.

Universal released Friday the co-production that joins Spain’s Mod Producciones with Himenoptero and First Generation Films, with backing from Telefonica Studios. The Weinstein Company holds theatrical rights for the U.S.

Regression is the story of a detective (Hawke) who uncovers evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a traumatized teen (Watson).

 

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