The family audience continues to be the only oxygen that fills the lungs of Spanish cinemas for another weekend. Despite the heat wave, only the films aimed at the youngest or at them and their parents are achieving moderately interesting figures, making it clear that the rest do not see the air conditioning in the rooms as a sufficient incentive. The total collection remains at 4 million euros, according to data from Comscore, which is 300,000 euros less than the previous weekend. 600,000 spectators have passed through the cinemas throughout the last weekend of July.
At the top of the ranking stands ‘Father there is only one 3’. Santiago Segura’s film lost first place on Friday with the arrival of ‘DC Liga de Supermascotas’, with which it shares a target audience. However, a day later he returned to number one and ended up winning 100,000 euros more than his rival in the weekend total. The family comedy totals 952,000 euros and accumulates 9.45 million euros throughout its three weeks, having already gathered 1.6 million viewers. It surpasses ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, and approaches ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. Its decrease is 32%, a very good figure considering that direct competition came to it. It is still above 2,000 euros on average per cinema.
‘DC League of Superpets’ savored the throne, but has to settle for second position and a collection of 846,133 euros. It is not one of the most powerful premieres of the year, and it is very far from the 3.57 million euros that ‘Minions: The Origin of Gru’ raised in its first weekend very recently, but it has managed to carve out a niche among so many family movie, and it’s not having a bad reception so he has the whole month of August to keep adding.
The Minions about to overtake ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’
‘Minions: The Origin of Gru’ falls one position, but its decline is also very acceptable to have had to face Krypto and the others. It only drops 34% in its fifth weekend, in which it adds 624,241 euros to a total that is already 16.76 million euros. An outrage that is already on the heels of the 17 million euros of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, so in a few days it will be the highest grossing film of the year. It is also close to 3 million viewers.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ occupies the fourth position with a collection of 491,946 euros, 31% less than the previous weekend. Its total in four weeks is 9.65 million euros, making it the highest grossing Asgardian film in our country. But it will cost him to catch ‘Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness’ (13.1 million euros) as the highest grossing Marvel movie this year.
‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ closes the top 5 with 188,315 euros more in its coffers. It is also holding up quite well for its eighth week, after which it already has a total of 17 million euros and 2.67 million viewers. But speaking of endurance, even if it’s little by little, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Elvis’ are still at the foot of the canyon. Tom Cruise’s film only falls 7% in its tenth week, and has a total of 9.3 million euros, and Austin Butler’s film falls 9% in its sixth week, and already adds 3.3 million euros .
In eighth and ninth position we find two novelties that have reached theaters a little at half gas. ‘Héroes de barrio’ begins in cinemas with a box office of 130,242 euros and an average of 569 euros per cinema, and ‘The Forgiven’ debuts with 125,617 euros and an average of 743 euros per cinema. They clearly have not caught enough attention from the adult public.
But perhaps they will be encouraged to go see the featured premiere of the week, ‘Bullet Train’, an action movie with touches of humor and a great star like Brad Pitt leading the cast. Will he manage to surprise and show that viewers don’t just go to the movies to see superheroes? Children’s audiences continue to receive news, this time with ‘A Samurai Hero: The Legend of Hank’, a new animated film. For those looking for something with more pedigree, ‘Maria Chapdelaine’ and ‘La fotógrafa de Monte Verità’ are coming to cinemas.