GERMANY: 'Fast 6' Wins Despite a German Champions League Weekend
on May 29, 2013
It was always going to be a slow weekend at the German box office as soon as it was revealed that Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, two of Germany's biggest soccer rivals, were to face-off against each other in the Champions League final last Saturday evening. Perhaps that's why Fast & Furious 6 benefitted from a mid-week opening, taking in $8.6 million over the weekend to see its German cume go to $12.9 million in its first week. Films that played well served as good counter-programming against the pre-occupied sport fans, with The Great Gatsby falling only 27% for second place and reaching an $8.2 million cume. Epic saw a 15% boost in attendance and saw its cume raise to $5.7 million. Star Trek Into Darkness placed fourth with a $1.8 million weekend, breaking the $15 million mark with a $16.1 million total.
Box Office Results for Germany. May 24-26, 2013.
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