German Box Office: Hitler Comedy Seizes Top Spot

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Constantin Film Verleih

David Wnendt's 'Look Who's Back' overtakes Pixar's 'Inside Out' for number one.

Look Who's Back, a Borat-style comedy about Adolf Hitler walking the streets of modern-day Berlin, blitzed its way to number one in the German box-office charts in its third weekend, adding to its already impressive take.

David Wnendt's adaptation of Timur Vermes' best-selling novel sold a further 320,000 tickets for an addition of $3 million this past weekend, taking Look Who's Back past Inside Out, ending three weeks at the top for Pixar's animated hit.

With a gross of $13 million and counting, Look Who's Back is the second smash for producer/distributor Constantin, which already has this year's German blockbuster with Suck Me Shakespeer 2, a schooldays comedy that has earned more than $65 million with over 7.2 million tickets sold.

Bora Dagtekin's feature, six weeks in release, continues to deliver, earning a further $1.6 million over the weekend, good enough for the sixth spot on the charts. Above it were Ridley Scott's The Martian in third with around $2.2 million and, in a photo-finish between Halloween titles, animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 and Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension, which both earned around $2 million.