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BOX OFFICE Germany

Barth is a big hit

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Of the impressive titles released last Thursday (see news), the one to have enjoyed the greatest success among German audiences is, unsurprisingly, Gernot Roll’s local comedy Männersache [+see also:
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(distributed by Constantin), in which comic superstar Mario Barth makes his big-screen debut.

The film rose straight to the top of the box office on its first day on release, garnering a total of 700,000 admissions over the weekend (out of a surprisingly low overall number of 1.7m viewers, according to figures published by the website kinozeit) and a per-screen average of 1,114. This is the best start achieved by a German title since the beginning of the year.

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However, this weekend’s best per-screen average of 1,335 viewers was obtained by Danny Boyle’s multiple Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
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. The film – also released last Thursday, by Prokino – claims second place in the rankings with 255,000 admissions and €1,742,988 at the box office.

In third position is Stephen Daldry’s The Reader [+see also:
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(launched by Senator on February 26) with 135,000 admissions.

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(Translated from French)

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