The summer weather didn’t make it easy for the movie industry last weekend. “Aladdin” defends its place at the top despite the heat and thunderstorms. Marvel’s blockbuster “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” however, is also a flop in this country.
According to colleagues from Focus: film Last weekend was the third weakest of the year in terms of number of visitors to German cinemas. With the warm weather, it is not surprising. Of the 850,000 spectators who fled the warm rays of the sun to the air-conditioned cinemas, the majority of the visitors opted for the “Aladdin” color show, as in the previous two weeks. Guy Ritchie’s Disney musical remake drew nearly 190,000 viewers. This brings it closer to one million visitors (currently 940,000 viewers).
After we reported on the extrapolations yesterday, the hard figures are now fixed: In contrast, only 120,000 viewers bought a ticket for “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”. The conclusion of the mutant saga is the strongest new start to the week, but the numbers are still disappointing. After all, the $ 200 million comic blockbuster starring Michael Fassbender had the worst start for an “X-Men” movie in Germany. “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” clearly undermines even the weakest opening numbers of “X-Men: Apocalypse” thus far. In May 2016, the action adventure drew 213,000 moviegoers to theaters the first weekend, and that was a real disappointment.
Comparison of the initial numbers of the series “X-Men”
“John Wick: Chapter 3” with martial arts master Keanu Reeves bravely stays in the top three (the head-to-head race we predicted according to projections actually happened, “John Wick 3” is just a stupid 69 visitors behind “Dark Phoenix”). The rock-hard action hit was also seen by another 120,000 visitors over the weekend (a total now of 750,000). The Elton John biopic “Rocketman” followed with 85,000 viewers and the box office hit “Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters” with 75,000 interested viewers.
A masterpiece hides in the top 20
Over the weekend, 30,000 viewers also raved about the family adventure “TKKG”. They brought Robert Thalheim’s work to 10th place on the film charts and thus the best start to the week in Germany. Now, the children’s crime thriller has to hold up as best it can for the next few weeks. Because actually the numbers are too weak for a sequel, which is already in production and should hit theaters in 2020.
The psychological thriller “Burning”, for which 6,700 tickets were bought in 51 cinemas, is also hidden among the other novelties. For us, exporting from South Korea is a “exceptionally performed mystery masterpiece“, which is why we award five out of five stars and therefore we can warmly recommend:
The FILMSTARTS Review of “Burning”