GERMANY: 'Smurfs' Sequel Wins Top Spot Despite Soft Numbers

on August 07, 2013

s2.pngThe Smurfs opened in 575 locations across Germany in 2011, posting a fantastic $6.3 million debut that paved the way to a $29.3 million cume. The sequel opened in Germany on the same weekend two years later, gearing up for a big weekend at over 1,000 locations -nearly twice the ammount of screens dedicated to its predecessor. The sequel's $3.6 million opening result was good enough to lead the weekend but is nevertheless a disappointing return for considering the franchise's potential. 

The Wolverine took a backseat to the Smurfs in its second frame, earning $2.1 million across 604 screens to take its total to $7.2 million. Despicable Me 2 came in third place, continuing a strong run at the box office with a $1.8 million weekend that raises its 5-week total to $27.3 million. The Conjuring scored weekend's highest per-screen average with $4,044 across 228 locations. The limited release for the horror film saw it land on fifth place with a $935k debut. 

Top Ten Films in Germany. August 2-4, 2013

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Tags: The Conjuring, Despicable Me 2, The Wolverine, The Smurfs 2, Germany

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