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  1. Weekend 5th–8th December 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Frozen II 54,986 -22.1% 144,739 2 2 Knives Out 25,717 – 30,275 1 3 Last Christmas 11,298 -14.9% 88,709 4 4 21 Bridges 8,443 – 8,443 1 5 The Addams Family 5,301 -14.3% 77,956 5 6 Motherless Brooklyn 3,870 -56.6% 17,971 2 7 Abominable 2,551 -0.1% 81,378 7 8 Dronningen [Danish–Swedish] 2,275 – 2,275 1 9 Φαντασία (Fantasia) [GR] 1,533 -78.6% 13,472 2 10 Playing with Fire 1,492 – 1,492 1 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4943/box-office-i-eispraktikh-psuxra-sunexizetai https://flix.gr/news/box-office-051219.html With cumulative admissions (126,136 admissions) staying level compared to last weekend, 'Frozen II' achieved the third-biggest sophomore frame for an animated film, only behind 'Ice Age 2' (est. 68,100 admissions) and 'Minions' (63,470 admissions). 'Inside Out's' second weekend is close behind (52,231 admissions). This was expected and I believe that these good holds will continue throughout the holiday period. It is still has a long way to go if it wants to reach 300,000 admissions but 200,000 admissoins is guaranteed at this point. Meanwhile, 'Knives Out' was the only newcomer worth mentioning. It does have the potential, if it holds well, to reach the 100K-admission milestone, which, by the way, the 'Last Christmas' is days away from crossing. As for other hooldovers, the animated films once again registered the strongest holds, with 'The Addams Family' hot on 'Abominable's' heels. All in all, I doubt either film will reach 100K admissions, but they will come close. In other news, 'Joker' reached 900,000 admissions, which is its final milestone. Below follows a list of Greece's all-time Top 15 biggest films: GREECE ALL-TIME TOP 15 Ranking Title Admissions Year 1 Titanic 1,900,000 1997 2 Πολίτικη Κουζίνα (A Touch of Spice) [GR] 1,277,902 2003 3 Λούφα και Παραλλαγή: Σειρήνες στο Αιγαίο (Loufa kai Parallagi: Seirines sto Aigaio) [GR] 1,230,512 2005 4 300 1,210,022 2007 5 Safe Sex [GR] 1,200,000 1999 6 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 955,000 2003 7 Gladiator 950,000 2000 8 Avatar 939,804 2009 9 Troy 916,170 2004 10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 905,000 2002 11 Joker 901,449 2019 12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 830,000 2002 13 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 810,000 2001 14 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 777,366 2001 15 El Greco [GR] 767,179 2007 NOTES: FreeCinema puts 'Titanic's' total at 1,208,373 admissions, which sounds outrageous to me. If the real number isn't 1.9 million, it should still be above 1.5 million admissions. For positions 2-5, FreeCinema has slightly lower estimates for all four films, but the order remains the same. Cine.gr says that 'Troy' reached 950,000 admissions, but FreeCinema's number (916K) seems more plausible. 'Gladiator' and 'LOTR2' are nowhere to be found on FreeCinema's list. 'Big Fat Greek Wedding's' number has been reported by at least two other reliable sources (ethnos.gr and CINEMA magazine). FreeCinema puts it at 857,926 admissions. FreeCinema says 'LOTR1' sold 782,709 admissions. I feel that this is the best I could do to get numbers that are closest to the truth. This chart will never be perfect, but if there are any glaring omissions or mistakes, let me know what you think. Depending on whether or not one includes 'Gladiator' in this list and whether 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' actually grossed 905,000 admissions or slightly less, 'Joker' may or may not be in the All-Time Top 10. Regardless, 'Joker's' performance is something unparalleled. All films above 'Joker' on the list are either Greek films, Hollywood films directly related to Greek culture, James Cameron films or 'Lord of the Rings' films. For 'Joker' to get that high, it was a remarkable result. I have allso update the charts on the first page.
  2. Weekend 28th November–1st December 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Frozen II 70,587 – 70,587 1 2 Last Christmas 13,282 -29.6% 69,498 3 3 Motherless Brooklyn 8,915 – 8,915 1 4 Φαντασία (Fantasia) [GR] 7,158 – 7,158 1 5 The Addams Family 6,188 -53.1% 72,519 4 6 Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans ‘66) 3,199 -57.1% 40,900 3 7 Abominable 2,553 -57.4% 78,241 6 8 Joker 2,514 -63.4% 899,187 9 9 Parasites 2,323 -45.9% 69,117 8 10 Dolor y gloria [Spanish] 1,672 -58.0% 57,871 5 Source: https://flix.gr/news/box-office-28-11-2019.html http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-frozen-ii-rocks-fantasia-bombs/ http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4924/box-office-psuxra-nai-anapoda-ka8olou http://www.filmboy.gr/2019/12/box-office-frozen-2-animation.html 'Frozen II' brought a storm to the box office, but this weekend still managed to be the second lowest-grossing late-November weekend of the last decade (126,000 admissions). The icy spectacle did not manage to break any records, but this is understandable since most other animated films with bigger openings were released during the Christmas holidays or during the lucrative late-August/early-September period. 'Frozen II' actually only managed the 9th-biggest animated opening on record: Biggest animated openings (since 2003) Ranking Title Opening weekend Release date Total Multiple 1 Ice Age: The Meltdown 93,000 Thu 6 Apr 06 346,500 3.73 2 Minions 91,770 Thu 24 Sep 15 290,513 3.17 3 Finding Dory 90,356 Thu 1 Sep 16 295,338 3.27 4 Despicable Me 3 82,418 Thu 31 Aug 17 308,997 3.75 5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 80,337 Mon 29 Jun 09 384,829 4.79 6 Tangled 77,247 Thu 6 Jan 11 232,500 3.01 7 A Christmas Carol 72,323 Thu 24 Dec 09 175,456 2.43 8 The Smurfs 71,600 Thu 8 Sep 11 283,010 3.95 9 Frozen II 70,587 Thu 28 Nov 19 – – 10 Ratatouille 68,000-70,000 Thu 27 Sep 07 312,019 4.52 11 Ice Age: Continental Drift 67,836 Thu 5 Jul 12 305,445 4.50 12 Inside Out 62,766 Thu 3 Sep 15 310,104 4.94 13 Ice Age: Collision Course 60,312 Thu 14 Jul 16 214,994 3.56 However, I would expect it to have a much higher multiplier than other animated films, with the holidays approaching. I think 300,000 admissions are more likely than not; whether it can claim the animated record from 'Ice Age 3' remains to be seen. All other films except 'Last Christmas' were obliterated with the arrival of the snow queen. For the record, there is a slight issue with the film 'Richard Says Goodbye'. Two sites are reporting a weekend figure of 2,528 admissions, placing it at #8, while one is reporting 628 admissions and another one (which only reports the Top 10) does not include in the list. I won't spend any time trying to find out the truth, since it is a rather inconsequential issue. 2019's 11-month total is running 2.1% ahead of 2018, which finished with 9.36 million admissions. However, it is 5-8% behind 2015, 2016 and 2017, all which finished between 9.8-10.1 millin admissions. Based on these comaprisons, it seems that 2019 is headed for 9.3-9.5 million admissions.
  3. Weekend: 21st–24th November 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Last Christmas 18,871 +23.7% 44,675 2 2 The Addams Family 13,197 -35.1% 63,503 3 3 Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans ‘66) 7,454 -49.5% 33,861 2 4 Joker 6,871 -46.1% 893,567 8 5 Charlie’s Angels 6,185 – 6,185 1 6 Abominable 5,994 -25.9% 75,924 5 7 Parasites 4,291 -32.4% 64,825 7 8 Dolor y gloria [Spanish] 3,980 -40.2% 54,646 4 9 Trouble 3,569 -27.0% 9,113 2 10 Sorry We Missed You 3,092 -37.3% 19,253 3 Source: https://flix.gr/news/box-office-21-11-2019.html In an unexpected twist of events, thanks to 'Charlie's Angels's' epic fail and an expansion from 45 to 71 screens for 'Last Christmas', the latter surged to the top of the box office, displacing 'The Addams Family'. The rom-com is far from being a hit though – this will depend on the drops it will have in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, 'The Addams Family' has been catching up with 'Abominable', but both animated films are about to be demolished by 'Frozen II'. It is also important to note that Netflix's 'The Irishman' expanded to a wide release this weekend, but the devious media company has declined to publicise the ticket count. It might even be in first place but we wouldn't know. 'Parasites' was shown on the same number of screens, but didn't hold well enough to maintain momentum. I think its chances of reaching 100K admissions are now minimal. Not that it hasn't done well already though. 'Joker' will soon reach 900,000 admissions. It will be interesting to observe how many weekends it will spend in the Top 10. 'Frozen II' will certainly create many waves. Could we see the first animated opening above 100,000 admissions? The record is currently 'Ice Age 2's' 93,000 admissions, back in April 2006. This has been a year that many long-standing records fell. Let's hope it adds another broken record to the list.
  4. Weekend: 14th–17th November 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 The Addams Family 20,328 -15.6% 48,474 2 2 Last Christmas 15,251 – 15,251 1 3 Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans ‘66) 14,770 – 14,770 1 4 Joker 12,739 -42.4% 880,354 7 5 The Good Liar 8,826 – 8,826 1 6 Abominable 8,092 -37.3% 68,787 4 7 Dolor y gloria [Spanish] 6,658 -42.3% 47,817 3 8 Parasites 6,348 -10.0% 57,408 6 9 Sorry We Missed You 4,931 -23.5% 14,048 2 10 Trouble 4,887 – 4,887 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-14-11-2019.html With 'Joker' reaching its eventual end, the box office has calmed down significantly and, with 125,000 cumulative admissions, this weekend was the least-attended mid-November weekend of the last decade. This year has been full of highs and lows, hasn't it? Thanks to holdovers like 'The Addams Family', the weekend actually was on par with least weekend. The supernatural animated film managed to stay on top for a second week thanks to a strong hold and weak openers. It could be on course for 100K admissions if it doesn't get obliterated by 'Frozen II' in two weeks' time. 'Joker's' late legs haven't been as strong as its early ones. They certainly aren't terrible – the uber-blockbuster is yet to see a 50%+ drop – but reaching one million admissions is now off the table. In fact, even reaching 'Avatar's' 940,000 admissions is not guaranteed at this point and I would bet against it, based on the film's current momentum. 'Abominable' is doing well but it seems like it won't reach 100,000 admissions after all. 'Parasites', on the other hand, has seen a steadier rise over the past weeks. This marked the first week that its screen count dropped (from 30 to 26), yet its per-screen average increased. It will only have a chance at 100,000 admissions if it manages to hold on to at least 20 screens for the next few weeks. As for newcomers, there's hardly anything to say. It was a close race between 'Last Christmas' and 'Ford v Ferrari', despite the latter playing on more than double the number of screens (95 vs 45). Next week, 'Charlie's Angels' will probably finish on top, although I think it's possible that total admissions will drop below 100,000.
  5. Weekend: 7th–10th November 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 The Addams Family 24,080 – 23,548 1 2 Joker 22,125 -46.5% 856,579 6 3 Abominable 12,910 -28.1% 59,392 3 4 Doctor Sleep 11,668 – 11,668 1 5 Dolor y gloria [Spanish] 11,546 -34.3% 37,137 2 6 Terminator: Dark Fate 7,232 -60.2% 35,235 2 7 Parasites 7,050 -25.0% 47,858 5 8 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 6,889 -39.3% 99,710 4 9 Sorry We Missed You 6,446 – 6,446 1 10 Richard Says Goodbye 3,803 – 3,803 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-7-11-2019.html http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-the-addams-family-beats-joker/ http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4891/box-office-mia-oikogeneia-erixe-ton-joker-apo-tin-korufh-omos Having reached its pinnacle, 'Joker' has now started receding gradually. It nevertheless fought hard for a 6th first-place finish which it barely missed. The market has otherwise been very quiet. 'Doctor Sleep' did not meet expectations, similarly to what happened in other countries. It was animated flick 'The Addams Family' that made it to the top whille 'Abominable' also held its ground. The latter is vying for the 100K-admission milestone and given its small drops, it is in good shape to reach it. 'Maleficent 2' is already there by the time these lines are being written. It is still way behind its predecessor's 164,394-admission total though. 'Parasites' achieved the best weekend hold after expanding to 8 more screens for a total of 30. The film has been doing quite well, but will need a significant expnasion to get anywhere near 100K admissions. According to FreeCinema, 'Joker' has reached the All-Time Top 10, although not all sources agree on these rankings. Nevertheless, I will try and create a comprehensive list in due course.
  6. Weekend: 31/10–03/11/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Joker 41,342 -44.8% 815,410 5 2 Terminator: Dark Fate 18,174 – 18,174 1 3 Abominable 17,953 -2.0% 44,367 2 4 Dolor y gloria [Spanish] 17,578 – 17,578 1 5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 11,358 -42.7% 88,736 3 6 Parasites 9,403 -3.7% 36,271 4 7 Mia and the White Lion [French–German–South-African] 2,888 – 2,888 1 8 Countdown 2,677 -54.5% 12,496 2 9 Ternet Ninja [Danish] 2,199 – 2,199 1 10 Hustlers 2,085 -57.4% 29,567 3 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-311019.html 'Joker' easily achieved a fifth weekend at the top, making it the only film that has achieved this during the current decade. The last film to have topped the box office for five weekends (consecutive or not) is 'The Hangover', during July and August 2009. This decade's box office has been decimated by the financial crisis, but it reserved its biggest surprise for the very end. The uber-blockbuster did drop slightly more than previous weeks but of course it was coming off a holiday weekend. It is still fighting for 1 million admissions, although I sense it will probably finish around Avatar's 940K admissions. Meanwhile, Greek audiences didn't understand why a sixth 'Terminator' film was necessary. It managed to do slightly better than its immediate predecessor. Although no numbers are available for the first two films, it is pretty clear that the franchise has run its course: Terminator Title National OW Release date Total admissions Multiple Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 78,269 Fri 22 Aug 03 283,000 3.62 Terminator Salvation 53,800 Thu 4 Jun 09 124,170 2.31 Terminator Genisys 17,358 Thu 25 Jun 15 59,690 3.44 Terminator: Dark Fate 18,174 Thu 31 Oct 19 – – 'Abominable' behaved just like we'd expect an animated film to behave. It does have chances of reaching 100K admissions, which is a given for 'Maleficent 2'. 'Parasites' added 5 more screens (for a total of 22) and posted a superb hold. We probably have not seen the last of this film. Cumulative admissions for 2019 are running 5% ahead of 2018, despite being far behind at the start of the year (thank you, 'Endgame' and 'Joker'). The current year is also on par with 2015, 2% behind 2017 and 8% behind 2016. Although there is potential for the 2019 to catch up with 2016 and 2017, which scored about 10.0-10.1 million admissions each, that depends a lot on the performance of individual films like 'Frozen' and 'Star Wars 9'.
  7. Holiday weekend: 24th–28th October 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions (by Sunday) Monday admissions Week 1 Joker 74,937 -17.3% 730,563 15,622 4 2 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 19,819 -38.4% 66,178 5,178 2 3 Abominable 18,318 – 18,318 5,800 1 4 Parasites 9,766 +73.7% 20,536 2,719 3 5 Countdown 5,879 – 5,879 894 1 6 The Current War 5,692 – 5,692 1,079 1 7 Hustlers 4,900 -55.5% 24,369 983 2 8 Official Secrets 4,369 – 4,369 1,101 1 9 The Secret Life of Pets 2 2,646 -42.2% 158,093 857 9 10 Adults in the Room [French-Greek] 2,390 -60.9% 69,257 736 4 Source: http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-joker-still-conquers/ One can safely say that for the first time in three years, the 28th-October national holiday actally boosted the box office. Total tickets sold reached 160,814 for the 4-day weekend and 199,335 when including the Monday holiday. The 'Joker' did it again. Without showing any signs of a sudden slow-down, it dropped by a small amount that allowed it to stay at the top spot for a 4th consecutive weekend. It is actually the second time this year that this feat has been achieved, the first one being the Greek-directed Oscar nom 'The Favourite'. However, chances are the 'Joker' will hold the weekend crown for another weekend. In that case, it will be the only film to have achieved five first-place finishes since 2011 (I haven't found any other five-times first-place finisher, but a lot of weekend data for pre-2011 nationwide weekend numbers are missing). Including the Monday holiday, the 'Joker' sold 90,559 admissions, which is virtually identical to its 4th weekend. 'Joker' has now surpassed 'Worlds Apart' (668,892 admissions) to become the biggest film of the last decade. Due to the industry's inaccurate and incomplete data, it is hard to say where exactly it stands on the all-time charts at the moment. It is probably in the Top 20 by now. Within days, it should top 'El Greco' (767,179 admissions). I've managed to create a rough estimate of the Top 15 films on the first page. I'll give an updated overview of the all-time chart later on... 'Maleficent' just about managed to stay in second place, as it was threatened by the 'Abominable' Himalayan yeti. With more than 70,000 admissions, 'Maleficent' has serious chances of reaching the 100K-admission milestone. The same cannot be said for 'Abominable', which will require strong holds, although this is not uncommon for animated films. 'Parasite' expanded from 3 to 17 screens and saw a big jump. It could evolve into a medium-size hit if it continues to expand and fare so well. The rest of the Top 10 bunch was quite mediocre. Nothing much to talk about. All eyes are on 'Joker' and whether it will reach 1 million admissions. Although it has done very well until now, it would still need a 4.4x multiplier from now on, which is far from guaranteed. That means 23% drops per weekend on average. Fingers crossed...
  8. The guy who owns the site has made wildly inaccurate predictions in the past. Hardly a box-office analyst, imo. That being said, of course, 1M admissions is a possibility but I wouldn't say it is (atm) the most likely outcome. Let's wait til Tuesday for the 4th weekend's results (Monday is a national holiday). This weekend will be decisive.
  9. Horrible. Dreadful. Disgusting. Appalling. Calamitous. Outrageous. Hideous. Abhorrent. Despicable. Abominable. Repulsive. Heinous. Ignominious. Disdainful. Beyond contempt. It's been a great 10 years. I first visited BOM in January 2010 just out of curiosity to find out how much money Avatar was making. I got sucked in ever since. But all good things come to an end. Goodbye, Box Office Mojo. It was great for as long as it lasted.
  10. In Greece, Joker has surpassed Endgame to become the biggest comic-book adaptation of all time. In a 'mature' market like Greece, this is truly rermarkable. Before Endgame, the record had been held for 15 years by Spider-Man 2.
  11. Weekend: 17th–20th October 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Joker 90,571 -37.7% 591,871 3 2 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 32,179 – 32,179 1 3 Hustlers 11,016 – 11,016 1 4 Adults in the Room [French-Greek] 6,109 -56.7% 64,005 3 5 Hodja fra Pjort [Danish] 5,873 -20.8% 35,835 4 6 Parasites 5,623 +632.2% 6,919 2 7 The Secret Life of Pets 2 4,577 -24.7% 154,553 8 8 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 3,600 -45.3% 11,074 2 9 Gemini Man 2,433 -68.8% 15,085 2 10 Portrait de la jeune fille en feu [French] 2,412 -42.2% 8,727 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-17-10-2019.html 'Joker' had a respectable drop after the craze of its first couple of weeks. As @Joel M has mentioned, the events that occurred over the weekend lead to two conclusions. Firstly, 'Joker' is a film only for the... Adults in the Room. Secondly, the headlines have been dominated by the film for the last 24 hours, which can only translate into more tickets, I presume. It will, without doubt, top 'Worlds Apart', which remains the best-selling film of the decade. 'Joker' is already the biggest Hollywood (and non-local) film of the decade and will get to 700,000 admissions. It has also eclipsed 'Avengers: Endgame' to become the biggest comic-book film of all time. Could it reach 1 million? To answer @Steven's question, I would say probably not. It would certainly be nice if it did. If the film had posted another weekend above 100K admissions, I would have said that 1 million admissions is a feasible outcome. However, next weekend is a 3-day holiday (Monday is a national holiday). It is supposed to be a busy period for cinemas, but it hasn't been for the last two years. It was indeed very busy in 2016, though. If 'Joker' does well enough to receive a boost or stay steady next weekend, then I would say 1 million would become a possibility again. 'El Greco' (2007) scored a higher third weekend (103,524 admissions). That Greek film had reached 505K admissions by its third Sunday and 767K admissions in total. 'Avatar' sold 82,332 admissions on its third weekend and had only 442,322 admissions by its third Sunday. That one reached 940K admissions in total. Based on Athenian admissions, I've estimated that 'A Touch of Spice' is estimated to have sold about 92,000 admissions nationwide on its third weekend (in total, it had reached 390K admissions by its third Sunday). Using a similar method, my estimate for 'Troy' is 150,000 admissions, for '300' it 139,600 admissions and for 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' it's 103,500 admissions. All films earned north of 950,000 admissions in total. We'll have to wait and see... Meanwhile, there were very few adults watching 'Adults in the Room'. Also, Disney's latest live-action film achieved a middling result. Was 'Maleficent 2' actually necessary? Just like most of the countless Disney live-action films that came out over the last five years, the answer is a resounding "no". However, I'm sure no one cares that this hasn't fared well. Disney has far better things happening. 'SLOP 2' has surpassed 150K admissions, but is still way behind its predecessor (208K admissions). 'Parasites' had an impressive 1,800-admission per-screen average (fromonly 3 screens). Worth keeping an eye on it.
  12. Daily admissions for Joker Day Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Daily admissions 22,508 26,150 28,237 44,419 * ** – – +16.18% – +7.98% – +57.31% – Cumulative admissions 22,508 48,658 76,895 121,314 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 36,929 25,247 32,534 54,150 29,614 30,992 47,418 -16.86% – -31.63% – +28.86% – +66.44% +140.58% -45.31% +13.25% +4.65% +9.76% +53.00% +6.75% 158,243 183,490 216,024 270,174 299,788 330,780 378,198 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 37,313 18,862 22,253 44,641 -21.31% +1.04% -49.45% -25.29% +17.98% -31.60% +100.61% -17.56% 415,511 434,373 456,626 501,267 * % change since yesterday ** % change since same day last week Previews: 22,508 Week 1: 247,569 admissions Week 2: 231,088 admissions (-6.7%) Comments: Wednesdays are discount days, which justifies the huge jumps from Tuesday. A 20% drop this weekend would result in a 109,000-admission 3rd weekend and a 610,000-admission total by Sunday. Reaching 'Worlds Apart's' (669,000 admissions) total would be a foregone conclusion by then, becoming the biggest film of the decade (2010-2019). Sources: http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-joker-is-killing-it/ http://freecinema.gr/greek-audience-goes-nuts-over-joker-movie/ http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-joker-just-got-bigger/ http://freecinema.gr/joker-admissions-keep-shocking-greek-market/
  13. Weekend 10th–13th October 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Joker 145,337 +7.1% 415,473 2 2 Adults in the Room [French-Greek] 14,098 -39.8% 50,991 2 3 Gemini Man 7,795 – 7,795 1 4 Hodja fra Pjort [Danish] 7,413 -29.6% 29,267 3 5 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 6,578 – 6,578 1 6 The Secret Life of Pets 2 6,081 -17.0% 149,177 7 7 Portrait de la jeune fille en feu [French] 4,172 – 4,389 1 8 Rambo: Last Blood 3,937 -42.9% 42,979 3 9 Nomis 2,700 – 2,700 1 10 Werk ohne Autor [German] 2,458 – 2,458 1 Sources: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4824/box-office-magemeno-apo-ton-joker-surreei-kata-xiliades-to-elliniko-koino http://flix.gr/news/box-office-10-10-2019.html In what was indubitably the most seismic result of the last decade, 'Joker' INCREASED from its already huge opening, to post what is (probably) the biggest second weekend of the last decade. '300' holds the all-time record, with a 285,000-admission sophomore frame, which represents an 11% drop from its record 320,000-admission opening (still a record). 'Joker' has already eclipsed all superhero films except 'Endgame', which will soon be overtaken, since it stands at 538,000 admissions. 'Joker' seems poised to get there by next Sunday. This is a result beyond any imagination. Word-of-mouth has worked wonders for this film and the timing of its release is ideal for Greek cinemagoing habits. All major summer releases had opened by early September, leaving enough breathing space for 'Joker' and there is little else of interest in the coming weeks. Of course, the content seems to be the major driver here, rather than the absence of competition. Once 'Joker' obliterates 'Endgame' and 'Skyfall' (579,681 admissions), it will become the biggest Hollywood film of the last decade (2010-2019). Whne inlcuding Greek films, it only trails 'Worlds Apart', which was released during the 2015 Christmas period and reached 669,000 admissions. Even that number is within reach if this insane holding power continues. However, there does exist a trend of certain big films achieving a small drop on their second weekend, before dropping hard on subsequent weekends. I wonder if this will be the case for 'Joker', although it is rather an unlikely. Here is a list of second weekends that sold more than 100K admissions. I have managed to collect the data over the years (plus some of my own estimates). It is in no way exhaustive and there may be many missing films, since my search has not been very extensive and a lot of data have not been reported. Ranking Title 2nd-weekend admissions Release date Comments 1 300 285,000 Thu 8 Mar 07 2 Troy 151,600 Fri 14 May 04 1 3 Λούφα και Παραλλαγή: Σειρήνες στο Αιγαίο (Loufa kai Parallagi: Seirines sto Aigaio) [GR] 150,300 Tue 5 Dec 06 1 4 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 149,500 Wed 17 Dec 03 1 5 The Da Vinci Code 146,400 Thu 18 May 06 1 6 Joker 145,337 Thu 3 Oct 19 7 El Greco [GR] 128,163 Thu 18 Oct 07 8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 117,900 Thu 24 Aug 06 1 9 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 117,400 Thu 24 May 07 1 10 Μόλις Χώρισα (Molis Horisa) [GR] 115,000 Thu 14 Feb 08 11 Clash of the Titans 114,484 Sun 4 Apr 10 12 Avatar 108,500 Thu 17 Dec 09 13 Avengers: Endgame 107,133 Wed 24 Apr 19 14 2012 105,000 Thu 12 Nov 09 1 15 Skyfall 104,530 Thu 1 Nov 12 16 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 102,200 Thu 24 Nov 05 1 1: National estimate based on Athenian second-weekend admissions 'Adults in the Room' did not achieve a respectable hold for the genre. Other films were of, frankly, no interest at all. Cumulative admissions reached 210,190, which is the biggest number of the last two-and-a-half years and the biggest outside the Christmas holiday period since 'Finding Dory' opened (214,692 admissions).
  14. Weekend: 3rd–6th October 2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Joker 135,735 – 158,243 1 2 Adults in the Room [French-Greek] 23,429 – 23,429 1 3 Hodja fra Pjort [Danish] 10,536 +13.1% 20,888 2 4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 7,330 -11.2% 142,041 6 5 Rambo: Last Blood 6,894 -59.1% 32,972 2 6 Ad Astra 3,491 -62.6% 49,210 3 7 Angry Birds 2 3,404 -8.7% 43,023 5 8 It Chapter Two 2,819 -47.2% 150,715 5 9 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 1,508 -44.7% 137,907 6 10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 1,434 -76.1% 11,487 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-3-10-2019.html http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4806/box-office-to-fainomeno-joker With cumulative admissions reaching 205,752, we hadn't seen such numbers (outside the Christmas holiday period) since November 2017, when another DC film, 'Justice League', and 'Murder on the Orient Express' boosted the weekend to 206,306 admissions. 'Joker' has confirmed once again that DC's fanbase in Greece is far wider and more loyal than Marvel. The MCU has evolved into a cultural phenomenon worldwide but its box-office performance is very variable in Greece, with opening weekends ranging from 18,674 admissions ('Ant-Man') to 129,549 admissions ('Infinity War'). On the other hand, DC has scored opening weekends quite consistently above 50,000 admissions. In this case, 'Joker' scored the second-biggest superhero opening weekend ever, only behind 'Spider-Man 3'. If we take into account previews, it is in third place, behind 'Spider-Man 3' and 'Endgame' (171,478 admissions from Wednesday to Sunday) (Reminder: 'Endgame' opened on Wednesday before Easter, with most cinemas closed on Good Friday and Saturday, which is probably why it doesn't hold the OW record.) Superhero openings (since 2003) Rank Title Opening weekend Total Release date Multiple 1 Spider-Man 3 159,000 366,987 03/05/07 2.31 2 Joker 135,735 158,243 03/10/19 1.17 3 Avengers: Infinity War 129,549 363,487 26/04/18 2.81 4 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 122,428 276,311 24/03/16 2.26 5 Captain America: Civil War 101,800 215,155 05/05/16 2.11 6 The Dark Knight 100,000 339,520 17/07/08 3.40 7 Avengers: Age of Ultron 94,250 224,334 30/04/15 2.38 8 Avengers: Endgame 93,217 537,690 24/04/19 5.77 9 Deadpool 2 82,773 221,697 17/05/18 2.68 10 Spider-Man 2 82,300 385,700 07/07/04 3.86 11 Deadpool 77,774 217,832 18/02/16 2.80 12 The Avengers 75,755 242,565 26/04/12 3.20 13 The Dark Knight Rises 74,530 346,585 21/08/12 4.65 14 Venom 66,795 206,763 04/10/18 3.10 15 Iron Man 3 66,278 206,006 25/04/13 3.11 How far will 'Joker' reach? Well, if it follows the precipitous trajectory of 'Batman v Superman', it would still get to 330,000 admissions. If it followed the trajectory of 'Infinity War', which still had quite harsh drops during its first few weekends, it would reach 380,000 admissions. It only needs to get to 386,000 admissions in order to out-gross 'Spider-Man 2', to become the second-biggest superhero film of all time, behind 'Endgame'. The numbers and the ongoing controversy surrounding it suggest that it could make it. It is in no case guaranteed. It would however be quite impressive if the superhero all-time record, a record that was held by 'Spider-Man 2' since 2004, was broken twice in the same year, fifteen years later. 'Adults in the Room' did not manage to get many adults into the room. Despite the controversy surrounding it, it was probably drowned by the far more appealing entertainment offered by the 'Joker'. Maybe a better release date would have suited it. Maybe the negative comments did indeed have a negative effect, instead of increasing curiosity. It was otherwise business as usual, with animated films and the occasional arthouse production scoring good holds, while the rest dropped the usual 50% or more.
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