German Box Office: 'Spectre' Top, Hitler Comedy A Distant Second
The new Bond continues to outpace 'Skyfall' in Germany as Hitler laugher 'Look Who's Back' tops $20 million.
The German box office was dominated by 007 again this weekend, as Spectre grossed an astounding $13.7 million (€12.8 million) in its second weekend to take the latest Bond film over the $30 million mark in the territory.
Spectre is outpacing the last Bond film, Skyfall, which grossed just over $12 million (€11.3 million) in its second frame in Germany. Skyfall was the most-successful-ever Bond title for Sony in Germany, earning more than $70 million here.
In the wake of Spectre's bonanza, there was little left for the rest. New releases have kept clear of Spectre, waiting for the Bond to run out of steam before trying their luck. The remainder of the top five were holdover titles.
Home-grown Hitler comedy Look Who's Back, the box office champ before Bond arrived, landed at number two in the charts with a paltry $1.07 million (€1 million) gross, ahead of Pixar's Inside Out ($988,000) and Hotel Transylvania 2 ($902,000). The fifth slot went to another German comedy, Suck Me Shakespeer 2 ($510,000), first released back in September, which has earned more than $65 million in Germany, making it one of the top-grossing films of all time in the territory.
Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic and Woody Allen's latest, Irrational Man, were among the few new titles to try and take on Spectre, and they paid the price. Steve Jobs grossed just $507,000 (€470,000) on 55,000 admissions while Irrational Man earned $322,000 (€300,000) on 36,000 tickets sold.
Overall, Spectre was a major box office boost. German theaters recorded revenues of around $21.5 million (€20 million) for the weekend, with admissions of 2.1 million.