Men in the City 2 tops charts despite lacklustre results
Simon Verhoeven’s Men in the City 2 [+see also:
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film profile], which drew over 2m German cinemagoers in 2009, went straight to first position in the weekend rankings, with 252,000 viewers.
Cinemas certainly weren’t packed out this weekend, only just passing the threshold of 1.4m viewers, but this result is still disappointing, in general and in comparison with the film’s first instalment, which sold over 462,000 admissions the weekend of its launch. For Warner, which was thinking big when it launched the film on 679 prints, the average of 371 admissions per screen is clearly not good enough.
In second place in the weekend rankings, with 172,000 admissions, was US romantic comedy Friends With Benefits (launched by Sony Pictures Releasing on September 8). Next in line, in third position with 154,000 admissions, is Paul W.S. Anderson’s European/US co-production The Three Musketeers [+see also:
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(Translated from French)
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