German Box Office: 'Suck Me Shakespeer 2' Continues Record Run
The sequel to the 2013 German-language hit has earned more than $35 million in two weeks.
School-days comedy Suck Me Shakespeer 2, the sequel to a massive local-language hit from 2013, continues to dominate the German box office.
The Constantin Film production earned another $13 million (€11.9 million) over this past weekend to take its total, after 11 days in release, to more than $35 million. With 1.4 million tickets sold, more than half the country's total admissions for the weekend, the sophomore outing for Shakespeer 2 was the second-best-ever for a German production.
The feature from director Bora Dagtekin has sold 4.1 million tickets so far. If it holds this pace, Shakespeer 2 could match the performance of the first film, which sold some 7.3 million tickets on route to a $60 million total take.
Dagtekin's blockbuster sucked all the oxygen out of the German box office, leaving little room for new entries. Baltasar Kormakur's real-life adventure drama Everest landed at number two with $2.5 million, and Ciaran Foy's horror sequel Sinister 2 earned $737,000 in its opening weekend, good enough for the third spot.
The other closely watched German release this weekend was Kaminiski and Me, the new film featuring German star Daniel Bruhl (Rush). The dramedy, directed by Wolfgang Becker in his first feature since Good Bye, Lenin! in 2003, earned $260,000 over 102 cinemas to land in seventh place for the weekend.