The plan works: “Unhinged” and “Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups” at the top of the box office

If you look at the box office charts last weekend, there is good news (especially for distributors) and bad news (especially for cinemas) …

The German distributors, who released films immediately after the cinemas reopened, did so not only out of goodwill: On the one hand, there was a high risk because nobody could foresee exactly how the situation would develop – including the question of whether People are ready to go back to the cinema.

On the other hand, there was also a very special opportunity:

On the other hand, there was also a very special opportunity:

Because of the limited competition, the distributors assumed that the films they had launched would not only be shown on more screens than under normal circumstances – they also hoped that the films could last for several weeks without the usual losses.

This calculation now actually seems to work: while the previous week’s winner “Unhinged – Out of Control” with Russell Crowe, who goes crazy in the action thriller, also poured the most money into the box office this weekend, the new viewer front runner was able to “Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups” attract even more visitors to the cinemas than last weekend:

This calculation now seems to actually work:

The top 5 of the German cinema charts (according to visitors)

The big problem: The blockbusters are missing

But that also brings us straight to the dark side of this chart week:

The fact that the distributors continue to run relatively successfully with these films in the cinemas is, as I said, also due to the fact that there are no or hardly any major new films that attract large numbers of viewers.

The fact that the distributors continue to run relatively successfully with these FFMovies in the cinemas is, as I said, also due to the fact that there are no or hardly any major new films that attract large numbers of viewers.

This is of course a huge problem for cinemas. Only “Edison – A Life Full of Light” (around 9,000 viewers), “The Vigil – Die Totenwache” (around 7,000 viewers) and “As we danced” (around 4,000 viewers) were able to achieve significant numbers of the new starts.

The film starts review of “The Vigil – Die Totenwache”

The cinema operators are still looking forward to Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” – and we fans should keep storming the cinemas, because there are currently a lot of great films to discover on the big screen even without the mega blockbusters.

My personal recommendations: have mercilessly nasty fun with “Unhinged – Out of Control” and howl really nicely with the masterfully staged “Waves” …