TIFF: Picture Tree Sells 'Suck Me Shakespeer 2' to Russia, Eastern Europe

Constantin Film Verleih
'Suck Me Shakespeer 2'

The German comedy from director Bora Dagtekin, the sequel to his 2013 hit, has already earned around $35 million at the German box office.

Picture Tree International has inked deals across Eastern Europe for Suck Me Shakespeer 2 (Fack ju Gohte 2), the German-language school-days comedy from Bora Dagtekin, which currently reigns atop the German box office.

Russian distributor Luxor and Hungary's Big Bang, Czech/Slovak distributor Cinemart, Balkan firm 21 Film and Fil Vision, which distributes in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, all pre-bought the sequel before its market premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In Germany, Suck Me Shakespeer 2 sits at number one on the local box-office charts, with an astounding 4.1 million tickets sold and a total take approaching $35 million. It if keeps up this pace, the sequel will equal, and could even surpass, the first Suck Me Shakespeer, which earned $70 million in Germany alone.

Picture Tree sold the first film to more than 40 territories worldwide.