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Hey guys, I have found consistent sources that report weekend box office and total box office admissions for Greece. I shall post the results every week once the charts are published (between Monday and Wednesday usually). Grosses are harder to find (there may not even be a source).

I will also post some yearly charts and other data that I have compiled from weekend box office data and yearly reports.

Sources: filmboy.gr, flix.gr, grandmagazine.gr, myfilm.gr, freecinema.gr, cine.gr

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Yearly admissions chart (1989-2019)

Some data, as you can see, are missing from the source. Before 2005, all data are estimates.

 

Year Admissions (millions) Gross (million euros) Average ticket price (euros)
1989 17,5 42,5 2,43
1990 13,0 38,5 2,96
1991 10,0 38,4 3,84
1992 10,0 25,0 2,50
1993 12,0 30,2 2,52
1994 29,9
1995 8,2 34,3 4,19
1996 9,0
1997 11,6 59,9 5,16
1998 12,4 61,4 4,95
1999 12,0 64,8 5,40
2000 12,7 69,0 5,43
2001 13,2 73,6 5,58
2002 12,6
2003 11,0
2004 12,0
2005 12,04 84,1 6,99
2006 13,36 95,0 7,11
2007 13,76 101,3 7,36
2008 11,81 91,2 7,72
2009 12,29 96,1 7,82
2010 11,66 94,6 8,11
2011 10,84 89,2 8,23
2012 10,12 70,2 6,94
2013 9,01 59,3 6,58
2014 8,97 58,0 6,46
2015 9,81 63,4 6,46
2016 10,02 64,4 6,43
2017 10,08 65,0 6,45
2018 9,36 60,0 6,41
2019 9,57

 

Source: http://www.mediasalles.it/

 

  • Greek productions are marked with [GR]

 

ALL-TIME CHARTS

 

MOST ATTENDED FILMS OF ALL TIME

(as of December 2019)

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 Joker 905,122 2019
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 905,000 2002
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:

  1. FreeCinema puts 'Titanic's' total at 1,208,373 admissions, which sounds outrageous to me. It the real number isn't 1.9 million, it should still be above 1.5 million admissions. Other sources put it at 1.85 million admissions.
  2. For positions 2-5, FreeCinema has slightly lower estimates for all four films, but the order remains the same.
    • 'A Touch of Spice' – Other reports put it at 1.6, 1.5 or 1.3 million admissions. Cine.gr, which has weekly data, stopped tracking 'Politiki Kouzina' when it had earned 1,255,000 admissions.
    • 'Safe Sex' – Other reports put it at 1.5 million or 1.4 million admissions.
  3. Cine.gr says that 'Troy' reached 950,000 admissions, but FreeCinema's number (916K) seems more plausible.
  4. 'Gladiator' and 'LOTR2' are nowhere to be found on FreeCinema's Top 10 list.
  5. 'Big Fat Greek Wedding's' number has been reported by at least two reliable sources (ethnos.gr and CINEMA magazine). FreeCinema puts it at 857,926 admissions.
  6. The numebr for 'LOTR1' comes from the CINEMA magazine. FreeCinema says 'LOTR1' sold 782,709 admissions.
  7. 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.

 

 

BIGGEST OPENING WEEKENDS OF ALL TIME

(as of February 2018)

Ranking Title Weekend admissions Comments Release date
1 300 317,000–325,000 (all-time record) Thu 8 Mar 07
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 219,696 (then all-time record) Thu 24 Aug 06
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 213,490   Thu 24 May 07
4 Troy 200,000 (3-day weekend, then all-time record) Fri 14 May 04
5 2012 184,475   Thu 12 Nov 09
6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 178,200   Thu 24 Nov 05
7 The Da Vinci Code 177,811   Thu 18 May 06
8 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 170,392   Thu 19 Nov 09
9

Loufa kai Parallagi: Seirines sto Aigaio [GR]

169,000   Thu 8 Dec 05
10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 166,211   Thu 18 Nov 10
11 Spectre 166,068   Thu 12 Nov 15
12 Skyfall 165,301   Thu 1 Nov 12
13 Spider-Man 3 159,000   Thu 3 May 07
14 300: Rise of an Empire 158,399   Thu 6 Mar 14
15 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 155,000 (3-day weekend, then all-time record) Wed 17 Dec 03

 

Notes: Before August 2005, films were traditionally released on a Friday, hence the 3-day figures above, whereas after that date, the official opening day was moved to Thursday, hence the 4-day figures above. This obviously creates some valid questions:

  1. In order to make it a fair comparison, should we remove the Thursday gross for films released after August 2005? ANSWER: Well for most films we don't have daily grosses anyway since distributors just report the 4-day figure usually. So we will stick with the 4-day figure.
  2. What should we do with films released before August 2005 that opened on a Thursday or a Wednesday? Should we include the Thrusday gross in the opening weekend figure? ANSWER: Well, there is one of three ways to look at this: You can either (a) define the opening weekend as all admissions sold up to the film's first Sunday, which is what Box Office Mojo does for "overseas opening weekends" OR (b) you can just stick to the official 3-day weekend for films released before Augsut 2005 OR (c) add solely the Thursday gross to the weekend figure, but not Wednesday or any earlier days. This is an issue for few films, such as 'The Matrix Reloaded', 'Harry Potter the Prisoner of Azkaban', 'Spider-Man 2' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, which all opened on a Wednesday before August 2005. Every option is a compromise. If you do option (a), you obviously have to do that with all films, regardless of whether they were released before or after August 2005, but it just creates a complete mess, since comparisons become unfair and inconsistent. Few films actually were released earlier than the official weekend starting day, so this is a method that attempts to "satisfy" a minority of films at the expense of the majority. If you go with option (c), i.e. include the Thursday gross in the weekend figure, you can make a more fair comparison with films released after August 2005, but you make it less fair for films released on a Friday before August 2005. Since the above films were released before August 2005, I think it is better to be able to make fair comparisons with films released around the same time, rather than with films released much later. This leaves us with option (b).

 

Yearly charts (2003-2017)

  • They contain the Top 10 films and any additional films that have earned above 200,000 admissions.
  • 2007, 2008 and 2009 yearly charts were offered by Joel M (according to him, from the same sources)

 

2003
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Πολίτικη Κουζίνα (Politiki Kouzina; aka Touch of Spice) [GR] 1,300,000
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King* 955,000
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 585,000
4 The Matrix Reloaded 520,000
5 Bruce Almighty 517,000
6 Die Another Day 414,000
7 Finding Nemo 340,731
8 Matrix Revolutions 300,000
9 Gangs of New York 289,500
10 Terminator 3 283,000
11 Catch Me If You Can 275,000
12 Chicago 272,000
13 Two Weeks Notice 254,000
14 Love Actually 234,000
15 The Hours 222,000

 

*The number of admissions that it had sold up to the point when it fell below the Top 10.

 

2004
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Troy 950,000
2 Νύφες (Nyfes; aka Brides) [GR]* 680,000
3 The Last Samurai 501,000
4 Alexander 447,000
5 Ocean's Twelve 441,000
6 The Passion of the Christ 398,000
7 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 396,000
8 Spider-Man 2 385,700
9 Day After Tomorrow 382,000
10 King Arthur 350,600
11 The Village 306,300
12 Mystic River 306,000
13 Intolerable Cruelty 260,000
14 Something's Gotta Give 250,000

 

*It was at 656,000 admissions when it left the Top 10. Another report puts its total at 702,852 admissions.

 

2005
Ranking  
Title Admissions
1 Λούφα και Παραλλαγή: Σειρήνες στο Αιγαίο (Loufa kai Parallagi: Seirines sto Aigaio) [GR]* 1,230,512
2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 443,200
3 Meet the Fockers 332,000
4 National Treasure 295,000
5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 290,000
6 War of the Worlds 275,000
7

The Chronicles of Narnia:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

272,700
8 King Kong 227,000
9 The Interpreter 225,000
10 Monster in Law 224,300
11 Mr. & Mrs. Smith** 218,500
12 Madagascar 210,000
13 Million Dollar Baby** 172,000

 

*The number of tickets it sold up the point that it fell below the Top 10 was 1,207,700.

 

**Admissions for these two films are from Athens only. The nationwide admissions are roughly double the Athens admissions. In dollar gross, they rank 3rd and 5th for 2005, so my estimate is that their admission totals are both in the range 300,000-350,000.

 

This is all I've managed to gather for 2006's Top 10

1. The Da Vinci Code – 662,652 (another report puts it at 650,000 admissions)

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest – 655,639 (two other reports put the total at around 675,000–680,000)

3. Casino Royale – 415,860

4. Straigt Story [GR] – 370,000-400,000

5. Πέντε λεπτά ακόμα [GR] – 340,000-380,000

6. Ice Age: Meltdown – 340,000-355,000

7. Devil Wears Prada – ?

8. The Departed – 315,000-320,000

9. Happy Feet – 295,500

 

2007
Ranking Title Admissions
1 300 1,210,022
2 El Greco [GR] 767,179
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 539,622
4 Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix 394,301
5 Spider-Man 3 366,987
6 Ratatouille 312,019
7

Μια Μέλισσα τον Αύγουστο

(Mia Melissa ton Avgousto; aka A Bee in August) [GR]

302,412
8 The Golden Compass 300,210
9

I Am Legend

299,303
10 Mr. Bean's Holiday 298,500
11 Ocean's Thirteen 266,034
12 Το Φιλί της... Ζωής (To Fili tis... Zois; aka Kiss of Life) [GR] 260,400
13 Blood Diamond 232,403
14 American Gangster 206,300
15

Πρώτη Φορά Νονός (Proti Fora Nonos;

aka First Time Godfather) [GR]

201,580
     
2008
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Mamma Mia! 622,200
2 Asterix aux Jeux Olympiques 442,561
3 Μόλις Χώρισα (Molis Horisa; aka Just Broke Up) [GR] 419,153
4 Λούφα και Απαλλαγή I4 (Loufa kai Apallagi I4) [GR] 391,295
5 Quantum of Solace 391,030
6 Bank Bang [GR] 382,300
7 The Dark Knight 339,520
8 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 323,607
9 O Ηλίας του 16ου (O Ilias tou 16ou) [GR] 269,287
10 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 256,500
11 Vicky Christina Barcelona 246,548
12 Sex and the City 239,412
13

Το Γαμήλιο Πάρτι (Το Gamilio Party;

aka Bang-Bang Wedding) [GR]

211,919
14 Atonement 201,600
15 Kung Fu Panda 200,600

 

2009
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Avatar 939,804
2 Νήσος (Nisos; aka The Island) [GR] 548,733
3 2012 477,857
4 Illuminati (Angels & Demons) 414,067
5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 384,829
6 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 377,500
7 Slumdog Millionaire 374,488
8 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 353,805
9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 312,800
10 Η κληρονόμος (I Klironomos; aka The Heiress) [GR] 310,138
11 Twilight 262,573
12 The Hangover 244,054
13 Fast & Furious 230,007
14 Σούλα έλα ξανά (Soula Ela Xana; aka S.E.X.) [GR] 212,964
15 Up 211,570
16 Inglourious Basterds 201,000
17 Ψυχή βαθιά (Psyhi Vathia; aka With Heart & Soul [GR] 200,046

 

2010
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Inception 421,897
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 381,400
3 Clash of the Titans 378,167
4 I Love Καρδίτσα (I Love Karditsa) [GR] 354,619
5 Shutter Island 312,230
6 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 307,763
7 Sex and the City 2 304,161
8 Sherlock Holmes 283,443
9 Alice in Wonderland 243,710
10 The King's Speech 225,080
11 Shrek Forever After 210,550
12 Toy Story 3 202,242

 

2011
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 395,955
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 350,717
3 Νήσος 2 (Nisos 2; The Island 2) [GR] 299,295
4 The Smurfs 283,010
5 The Tourist 266,977
6 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 272,030
7 Hangover Part II 245,770
8 Immortals 239,512
9 Tangled 232,381
10 Puss in Boots 231,102
11 Fast Five 222,232
12 Midnight in Paris 212,915
13 Black Swan 212,083
14

Το τανγκό των Χριστουγέννων (To tango ton Hristougennon;

aka The Christmas Tango) [GR]

210,985

 

 

 

2012
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Skyfall 579,681
2 Αν… (An...; aka What If...) [GR] 531,447
3 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 427,784
4 The Dark Knight Rises 346,619
5

Ο Θεός αγαπάει το χαβιάρι (O Theos Agapaei to Haviari; aka God Loves Caviar) [GR]

317,735
6 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 314,511
7 Ice Age: Continental Drift 305,445
8 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 305,310
9 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 256,200
10 Marvel's the Avengers 242,565
11 Life of Pi 224,898
     
2013
Ranking Title Admissions
1 The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug 399,344
2

Μικρά Αγγλία (Mikra Agglia;

aka Little England) [GR]

366,630
3 Frozen 249,028
4 Gravity 218,000
5 The Hangover Part III 217,092
6 Despicable Me 2 216,137
7 Wolf of Wall Street 209,681
8 Iron Man 3 206,006
9 The Smurfs 2 185,410
10 Argo 182,040

 

2014
Ranking Title Admissions
1 The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies 428,707
2 300: Rise of an Empire 408,000
3 Gone Girl 276,932
4 Interstellar 229,253
5 Noah 187,392
6 Maleficent 164,394
7 Lucy 141,512
8 Annabelle 138,674
9 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 137,490
10 Dracula Untold 135,888
     
2015
Ranking Title Admissions
1

Ένας Άλλος Κόσμος (Enas Allos Kosmos;

aka Worlds Apart) [GR]

668,892
2

Spectre

487,347
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 446,258
4 Furious 7 370,599
5 Fifty Shades of Grey 370,020
6

Inside Out

310,104
7 Minions 290,513
8 Avengers: Age of Ultron 224,334
9 The Good Dinosaur 195,289
10 The Imitation Game 185,827


 

2016
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Ρόζα της Σμύρνης (Roza tis Smirnis; aka Roza of Smyrna) [GR] 356,908
2 The Revenant 332,286
3 Finding Dory 295,338
4 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 277,245
5 Inferno 246,017
6 Deadpool 217,832
7 Captain America: Civil War 215,155
8 Ice Age: Collision Course 214,994
9 Suicide Squad 207,982
10 The Secret Life of Pets 207,601
11 La La Land 206,497

 

2017
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Murder on the Orient Express 354,609
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 310,092
3 Despicable Me 3 308,997
4 The Fate of the Furious 304,891
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 298,770
6 It 261,565
7 Fifty Shades Darker 259,975
8 Bachelor 2 [GR] 237,559
9 Καζαντάκης (Kazantzakis) [GR] 232,695
10 Το τελευταίο σημείωμα (To teleftaio simeioma; aka The Last Note) [GR] 203,615
11 Dunkirk 200,824

 

2018
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Avengers: Infinity War 363,487
2 The Nun 239,595
3 The Bach3lor [GR] 235,553
4 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 228,382
5 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean S.O.S.) [GR] 223,756
6 Deadpool 2 221,697
7 Fifty Shades Freed 215,280
8 Aquaman 212,539
9 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch 207,490
10 Venom 206,763

 

2019*
Ranking Title Admissions
1 Joker 905,122
2 Ευτυχία (Eftyhia) [GR] 655,439
3 Avengers: Endgame 538,330
4 Frozen II 322,988
5 The Lion King 295,316
6 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 237,726
7 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 232,159
8 The Favourite 225,203
9 Captain Marvel 202,622
10 Spider-Man: Far from Home 189,621

 

2020*
Ranking Title Admissions
1 1917 252,751
2 Χαλβάη 5-0 (Halwaii 5-0) [GR] 213,466
3 ...Για πάντα (...Forever) [GR] 141,785
4 Jumanji: The Next Level 93,122
5 Dolittle 70,419
6 Little Women 66,256
7 The Gentlemen 53,353


*Films in bold are still in theaters as of February 23, 2020

 

Yearly box office – CYPRUS

For lack of weekly data that would justify a separate thread, I have added info for the cumulative yearly box office of Cyprus here.

Year Admissions (millions) Gross (million euros) Average ticket price (euros)
1995 0,778 3,00 3,85
1996 0,879 3,51 3,99
1997 0,931 4,50 4,83
1998 1,013 5,11 5,04
1999 0,842 4,48 5,33
2000 1,012 5,79 5,72
2001 0,858 5,55 6,47
2002 0,854 5,55 6,49
2003 1,034 6,52 6,31
2004 0,971 4,66 4,79
2005 0,822 5,46 6,64
2006 0,813 5,23 6,44
2007 0,853 5,97 7,00
2008 0,842 5,77 6,85
2009 0,884 6,33 7,16
2010 0,853 7,02 8,23
2011 0,886 6,55 7,39
2012 0,853 6,27 7,35
2013 0,681 5,01 7,36
2014 0,650 4,77 7,34
2015 0,688 4,99 7,25
2016 0,737 5,47 7,42
2017 0,742 5,94 8,00
2018 0,791
2019 0,860
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Inside Out dominated the top of the charts for 3 weeks, followed by 3 weeks of Minions domination. Minions had a bigger opening weekend, but Inside Out had better weekly % holds. It is unlikely that Minions will surpass Inside Out in total admissions.

They've made more than $2 million.

Weekly charts will published soon...

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Great to see information about another market. Thank you! :)

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2007

 

1

300

                       1.210.022

2

El Greco (greek self serious historical bullshit)

767.179

3

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

539.622

4

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

394.301

5

Spider-Man 3

366.987

6

Ratatouille

312.019

7

Μια Μέλισσα τον Αύγουστο (greek comedy)

302.412

8

The Golden Compass

300.210

9

I am Legend

299.303

10

Mr Bean's Holiday

298.500

11

Ocean's 13

266.034

12

Το Φιλί της... Ζωής (greek comedy)

260.400

13

Blood Diamond

232.403

14

American Gangster

206.300

15

Πρώτη Φορά Νονός (greek comedy)

201.580

 

 

2008

 

1

Mamma Mia!

622.200

2

Asterix aux jeux Olympiques

442.561

3

Μόλις Χώρισα (greek comedy)

419.153

4

Λούφα και Απαλλαγή  I4 (greek comedy)

391.295

5

Quantum of Solace

391.030

6

Bank Bang (greek comedy)

382.300

7

The Dark Knight

339.520

8

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

323.607

9

O Ηλίας του 16ου (greek comedy)

269.287

10

Indiana Jones & Kingdom of Crystal Skull

256.500

11

Το Gamilio Party (greek comedy)

211.919

12

Atonement

201.600

13

Sex and the City

239.412

14

Kung Fu Panda

200.600

15

Vicky Christina Barcelona

246.548

 

 

2009

 

1

Avatar

939.804

2

Νήσος (greek comedy)

548.733

3

2012

477.857

4

Illuminati

414.067

5

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

381.097

6

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

377.500

7

Slumdog Millionaire

374.488

8

New Moon

353.805

9

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

312.800

10

Η Κληρονόμος (greek comedy)

310.138

11

Twilight

262.573

12

Σούλα Έλα Ξανά (greek comedy)

212.964

13

Fast and Furious

230.007

14

The Hangover

244.054

15

Up

211.570

 

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Hello fellow greek friend. I had compiled data from pretty much the same sources over the years, but didn't post them here because the market was always small and now it has collapsed due to the economic crisis.

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Hello fellow greek friend. I had compiled data from pretty much the same sources over the years, but didn't post them here because the market was always small and now it has collapsed due to the economic crisis.

Hi Joel M. Crisis or no crisis, I still find interest in this kind of information. Whether or not I am the only one or not, we shall find out soon. Thank you though for contributing. Do you mind if incorporate your data into my original post?

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Weekend 22-25/10/2015
Title Weekend admissions Total admissions
Hotel Transylvania 2 45,815 56,824
Crimson Peak  26,102 26,102
Pan  17,185 17,185
Ο Κλέαρχος, η Μαρίνα και ο Κοντός
(O Klearhos, i Marina kai o Kontos) 
[GR]

 
13,755 13,755
Black Mass 12,264 52,103
The Lobster 11,005 11,005
Burnt 8,807 8,807
Minions 8,564 262,698
Youth 7,489 20,430
The Intern 7,108 60,873
     

*Blue=New releases

http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/2747/to-box-office-tou-4imerou-22-25-10-15

Minions will not surpass Inside Out. Everest will stay well ahead of Martian. The Lobster did very well in a limited release (it played in only 8 theaters, whereas as usual wide release is around 100 theaters). Hotel Transylvania 2 started well and with mid-week holidays (27th and 28th of October, and even the 26th in the second biggest city), this film will enjoy a significant boost. The question remains about whether Inside Out can cross 300,000 admissions but the holidays will certainly help it.

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Hi Joel M. Crisis or no crisis, I still find interest in this kind of information. Whether or not I am the only one or not, we shall find out soon. Thank you though for contributing. Do you mind if incorporate your data into my original post?

Of course you can use them. I just don't have a specific source for any of the numbers, but they are mostly from the same places (cine.gr,grandmagazine, myfilm.gr etc)

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Of course you can use them. I just don't have a specific source for any of the numbers, but they are mostly from the same places (cine.gr,grandmagazine, myfilm.gr etc)

Are the rankings for 2008 and 2009 wrong, or are the admissions wrong?

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This weekend's new releases:

  • Μαριονέτες (Marionetes - AKA Muppets) [GR]
  • The Last Witch Hunter
  • Antigang
  • No Escape
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Ranking Title Weekend admissions % Change from last weekend Total admissions Week
1 Hotel Transylvania 2 26,531 -42.1% 107,764 2
2 Crimson Peak 14,435 -44.7% 60,002 2
3 The Last Witch Hunter 14,361 n/a 14,361 1
4 No Escape 11,022 n/a 11,022 1
5 Pan 10,003 -41.8% 38,205 2
6 Ο Αστακός (O Astakos or The Lobster) [GR] 8,968 -18.5% 28,104 2
7 Youth 6,791 -9.3% 32,206 3
8 Ο Κλέαρχος, η Μαρίνα και ο Κοντός (O Klearhos, i Marina kai o Kontos) [GR] 6,614 -51.9% 29,842 2
9 Burnt 5,959 -32.3% 22,118 2
10 Minions 5,766 -32.7% 273,777 6

 

Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/2761/ena-polu-halloween-box-office-gia-to-4hmero-29-10-01-11-15

 

The mid-week holidays really boosted the box office. Newcomers failed to attract viewers, leaving holdovers 'Hotel Transylvania 2' and 'Crimson Peak' to reign. Italian film 'Youth' and Greek film 'The Lobster' have been doing great business in limited release (17 and 9 theaters respectively). 'Inside Out' had a 13% drop and is now at 293,749 admissions. 300,000 is very likely to be reached. Both that film and 'Minions' have performed exceptionally: 'Inside Out' is the most successful Pixar film since 'Ratatouille' by a large margin. 'Minions' outgrossed 'Despicable Me 2' by more than 40%.

 

By next week, 'Inside Out', 'Minions' and 'Transylvania' will be 3 out of the 4 highest-grossing films of the past 2 months. This is just a point made to demonstrate that kids are one of the main driving forces in the cinema market and that competition is not as important a factor as we think. All three of these films have been quite successful which means that making a good or attractive film is at least as important as competition, if not more important.

 

Several films come out next week, including 'The Peanuts Movie', but none of them are expected to do significant business, especially since 'Spectre' is being released on November 12. Let me remind you that 'Skyfall' was the highest-grossing film of 2012 with 580,000 admissions, the biggest amount since 'Avatar'...

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*Sorry for the late report. Another for this past weekend coming soon.*

Weekend of November 5-8, 2015

Ranking Title Weekend admissions % Change from last weekend Total admissions Week
1 The Peanuts Movie 18,672 N/A 18,672 1
2 Hotel Transylvania 2 14,323 -46.0% 125,745 3
3 Legend 11,371 N/A 18,672 1
4 The Last Witch Hunter 10,247 -28.6% 34,087 2
5 Ο Αστακός (O Astakos or The Lobster) [GR] 9,183 2.4% 41,539 3
6 Crimson Peak 8,228 -43.0% 78,556 3
7 No Escape 6,849 -37.9% 25,055 2
8 Pan 4,414 -55.9% 44,669 3
9 Minions 4,156 -27.9% 278,600 7
10 Inside Out 3,765 -15.4% 298,008 10


Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-05112015.html

 

For a fourth time in the past three months, an animated feature film opened in first place. This time there was definitely a nostalgia factor although some older fans may have chosen not to watch the dubbed version of 'The Peanuts Movie'. The original English version was not offered in all venues. The weekend saw some impressive holds for many films. Most notably, 'O Astakos' expanded to 24 venues and stayed about flat from last weekend. The hype around this movie in Athens was definitely expected to fuel its grosses elsewhere however the admissions increase was not as big as some were hoping for. It remains to be seen whether word-of-mouth is good enough to propel it to above 100,000 admissions. 'The Last Witch Hunter' and 'No Escape', both in their sophomore frame, had impressive holds, whereas films in their third weekend dropped slightly more ('Hotel Transylvania 2', 'Crimson Peak' and 'Pan'). The most impressive results were posted by 'Minions' and 'Inside Out', the latter which re-entered the Top 10, despite the competition from other animated entries. Most hurt from 'The Peanuts Movie''s launch were family/kid-oriented films 'Hotel Transylvania 2' and 'Pan'. The weekend was generally quiet since adult and teenage moviegoers are anticipating 'Spectre', which comes out next weekend.

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Weekend of November 12-15, 2015

Ranking Title Weekend admissions % Change from last weekend Total admissions Week
1 Spectre 166,068 N/A 166,068 1
2 The Peanuts Movie 14,838 -20.5% 36,669 2
3 Hotel Transylvania 2 10,124 -29.3% 137,929 4
4 Saul Fia (Son of Saul) 5,352 N/A 5,352 1
5 Ο Αστακός (O Astakos or The Lobster) [GR] 5,128 -44.2% 51,902 4
6 The Last Witch Hunter 4,437 -56.7% 45,487 3
7 Legend 3,894 -65.8% 23,223 2
8 Love the Coopers 3,708 N/A 3,708 1
9 Minions 2,780 -33.1% 281,918 8
10 Youth 2,248 no accurate data available 42,856 5

 

Sources:

 

'Spectre' managed to surpass 'Skyfall''s opening weekend (165,301 admissions) but only by a bit, which means it remains to be seen whether 'Spectre' will surpass its predecessor in total gross. It nevertheless posted the biggest opening weekend of the year, pushing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (140,443) and 'Fast and Furious 7' (137,711) to second and third place respectively. With the lurking threat of 'Star Wars 7', 'Spectre' may or may not finish in first place for the year but it will almost certainly be in 2015's Top 2 [update: it's been suggested that 'Star Wars 7' isn't actually much of a threat, based on the performance of the prequels]. None of the above was unexpected but the ongoing financial crisis always raises worries when it comes to moviegoing behaviour. Clearly playing as an adult and teen film, 'Spectre' annihilated all copmetition with no other major release opening above 10,000 admissions and most other non-kid films dropping by more than 50%. Only 'O Astakos' managed to drop less than that, although not much less. The latter has now reached 50,000 admissions, playing in only 20 venues last weekend, but seems to be losing steam. It remains a significant achievement for the director, George Lanthimos, whose films often enjoy critical appraisal (one of his films even receieved an Oscar nomination for foreign films).

 

Animated films seemed to be the only genre immune to 'Spectre''s onslaught, since 'The Peanuts Movie', 'Hotel Transylvania 2' and 'Minions' all dropped less than 35%. 'Inside Out', which dropped out of the Top 10, reached 300,000 admissions, becoming the first Pixar film to do so since 2007's 'Ratatouille'. Unless 'The Good Dinosaur' becomes a major hit, 'Inside Out' will be the highest-grossing animated film of the year. On another note, Hungarian film and foreign-Oscar contender 'Saul Fia' scored a higher per-theater average (1,338) than 'Spectre' and earned much more than 'Love the Coopers', despite playing in only 4 theaters (compared to 19 for the latter). Furthermore, Italian film 'Youth' re-entered the Top 10 and has now earned more than 40,000 admissions, which is nothing to frown upon, since it never played in more than 20 venues and played in only 12 last weekend.

 

Next weekend will see the release of 8 (!) new films, including Greek film 'The Republic', although none of them are expected to stand a chance against the second weekend of 'Spectre'.

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Spectre has already won the year. Star Wars is iconic even in Greece but the movies were never that big. The prequels if I remember correctly were in the 200.000 admissions territory, and that number pre-crisis couldn't even get you in the yearly top10.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Joel M said:

Spectre has already won the year. Star Wars is iconic even in Greece but the movies were never that big. The prequels if I remember correctly were in the 200.000 admissions territory, and that number pre-crisis couldn't even get you in the yearly top10.

 

 

 

Thanks for the input. Had you ever compiled a list with the biggest opening weekends of all time?

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No I was always checking what admissions this or that movie did since the late 90s but not Opening weekends, or second weekends. Also the data that was released to magazines and movie sites were scattered before the mid 00s.

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This weekend's major releases:

  • The Republic [GR]
  • Tale of Tales
  • Minuscule - La Vallée des Fourmis Perdues [French-Belgian]
  • Σύμπτωμα (Symptom) [GR]
  • The End of the Tour
  • Dheepan [French]

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