The Spanish box office also comes with surprises, again very good for Universal Pictures’ dinosaurs and quite bad for Pixar’s space ranger. In general, the 20 highest-grossing films of the weekend gross only 4.5 million euros, a much stronger drop than expected taking into account the films in theaters and a heat wave for which the air conditioning of the theaters would have been an oasis. Just over 670,000 viewers have opted for that oasis, according to data from Comscore, 244,000 less than the previous week.
As has happened in the United States, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has endured the premiere of ‘Lightyear’ much better than expected, managing to stay in first position. In addition, it does so with 2.27 million euros more, a great figure although it represents a decrease of 50% compared to the weekend of its premiere. Again, with the competition it had, it is fantastic that it has achieved an average of 6,000 euros per cinema and an average of 2,780 euros per screen. Its total is 9.57 million euros, so at this rate it will become the highest grossing film of the year, surpassing ‘Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness’, which currently has 12.95 million. But it is extremely difficult for him to rub shoulders with the 22 and 23 million euros that ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ made in their day.
‘Lightyear’ also plays at its premiere in Spain, debuting with 1.24 million euros. It is the tenth best premiere of the year, but it is the worst debut of a Pixar film in our country. Its average has not been bad (3,000 euros per cinema), but it sounds quite disappointing for two heavyweights such as Pixar and Disney. We already analyzed recently what could have happened, when it pointed to sure success. A possible tiredness of the saga, that the public knows that it will be on Disney + within the subscription in a few weeks, that the reviews have not been as positive as it usually happens with other films from the studio… Being an animated film and for family audiences, it has the potential to continue accumulating in the coming days and throughout the summer, but with ‘Minions: The Origin of Gru’ arriving in two weeks, it will not be easy to come back.
Tom Cruise is still holding on
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ continues to surprise in its fourth week, adding 547,082 euros to reach a total of 6.49 million euros at the moment. It continues far from the phenomenon that is being in North America, but it’s holding up fantastically here too, down just 28% from the previous weekend. It will still have rope at least in the first half of summer.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ falls one position and adds 111,301 euros to the 12.95 million euros that consolidate it as the highest grossing film of the year, until the dinosaurs reach it.
Nicolas Cage manages to sneak into the top 5 with ‘The unbearable weight of a huge talent’, which grosses 67,055 in its first weekend with a limited release (112 copies). Its average is 600 euros per cinema, acceptable considering the other films.
Also surprising is ‘The kitchen brigade’, which with a limited premiere has achieved the sixth position and 38,282 euros of collection. It has been the preferred option of this cut, because ‘We are made to understand each other’ seemed to have the same number of copies and has been in position number 14. ‘You have to come to see it’, with only 26 copies, is in number 16 with a great average per film of 629 euros.
The big franchises rest next weekend, but not the big premieres. Universal Pictures releases new horror movie Scott Derrickson, ‘Black Phone’. Warner Bros. Brings Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’. And on a more independent level, we have novelties such as ‘The law of Tehran’, ‘A love in Scotland’, ‘Promises in Paris’ or ‘An unexpected mess’.