Has it ever happened that the same director gets not only the first place at the box office, but also the second? Such a milestone is only up to someone like James Cameron. The filmmaker is the absolute king of the Spanish box office thanks to the unbeatable ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ and the revival of ‘Titanic’ for its 25th anniversary.
The sequel to ‘Avatar’ maintains number 1 for the ninth consecutive week. Of course, it is the first time that it has fallen below a million euros in collection. As reported by Comscore, the film has made a box office of 727,197 euros, 33% less than the previous week, which continues to be incredible maintenance for the time it has been on the billboards. Its average per screen is still over a thousand euros. In total, it accumulates 47.95 million euros and more than 6.6 million viewers.
On Friday there was a surprise, but everything stayed at the Cameron house because it was ‘Titanic’ that, 25 years after its original premiere, returned to the top of the ranking. The joy did not last long because on Saturday ‘Avatar 2’ crowned the box office again. Similarly, the story of the ship of dreams manages to be the highest grossing (re)release of the week with 461,824 euros and an average of 1,592 euros per screen, the best of the week. It remains less than 400,000 euros behind the fourth highest grossing film in history in our country, ‘The Impossible’.
Children, families and animation lovers can’t get enough of ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’. In its eighth week it falls very little, 18% compared to the previous week. Add 448,496 euros to a total that already exceeds 9.5 million euros. A huge hit for DreamWorks that perhaps reaches ‘Tadeo Jones 3: The Emerald Table’, but it won’t be able to exceed 20.7 million for ‘Minions: The Origin of Gru’ (which was frankly complicated).
Steven Spielberg has to settle for fourth place for ‘The Fabelmans’. The filmmaker’s semi-autobiographical film debuts in our country with 436,413 euros at the box office and an average per screen of 1,440 euros, better than that of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’. The Oscar nominations have not yet been noticed excessively, but precisely in that aspect it has a lot of competition.
‘La niña de la comunion’ opens in fifth position with 431,077 euros at the box office and an average of 1,373 euros per screen. It is almost half of what ‘M3GAN’ collected in its first weekend a little over a month ago. It’s a pretty low-key start for a horror movie, and ‘Scream VI’ arrives in less than a month, so it would have to make the most of the next few days, but it’s raising little conversation. It is followed in the ranking by ‘El piloto’, which is left out of the top 5 with a collection of 298,656 in its first weekend.
‘As bestas’ has had a dream weekend. Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s film was crowned as the great winner of the Goya night on Saturday, winning the best film, among others. The “Goyas effect” has been noticed, with 131% more collection than the previous weekend, also boosted by an increase in the number of theaters. The film has added 185,355 euros to a total of 4.67 million euros and has occupied the eighth position.
Awards season continues this week with the theatrical release of ‘Ellas hablando’, which features a scandalous cast headed by Rooney Mara and Frances McDormand, and which is nominated for an Oscar for best film. Also coming to theaters is ‘The Triangle of Sadness’, the Swedish film nominated for the Oscars for best film, best direction and best original screenplay. But the most powerful premiere of the week is the start of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’.