The good news for the cinema first: After the Corona requirements for going to the cinema were relaxed or even dropped altogether in many federal states, the number of viewers rose sharply last weekend. Not only the new films were able to benefit from this — some other films suddenly had much higher visitor numbers than on the weekends before.
The blue video game hedgehog Sonic has stormed to the top of the German cinema charts. With his second screen adventure » Sonic The Hedgehog 2 » he was not quite able to match the extremely strong numbers of the predecessor launched in 2020, but with around 225,000 visitors nevertheless made a convincing start. In the sequel, alongside the returnees James Marsden and «Dr. Robotnik” Jim Carrey (who recently announced his retirement from acting) also features fan favorites Knuckles and Tails for the first time.
The FILMSTARTS review of «Sonic 2»
Incidentally, it only became clear over the course of the weekend that “Sonic 2” would ultimately be in front – on Thursday, the latest Marvel blockbuster “ Morbius ” was still at the top: Apparently, many hardcore fans were after “ Spider-Man: No Way Home ” and “ Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage ” are particularly excited to see how the part of the Marvel universe that Sony is responsible for will continue.
With the general public, who would probably have gone to the cinema at the weekend, the sparks have only jumped over to a limited extent. In the end, there were around 170,000 visitors for Jared Leto as «Morbius». For comparison: «Spider-Man: No Way Home» with Tom Holland and «Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage» with Tom Hardy are — at that time still with corona restrictions — with approx. 1.15 million and 430,000 visitors respectively started in German cinemas.
The FILMSTARTS review of «Morbius»
It will also be exciting next weekend! Because even if the cinema chart winner is already certain, it will be interesting to see how » Fantastic Beasts 3: Secrets of Dumbledore » will do at the box office. Although the interest in the second part was not that high, the interim controversies surrounding Johnny Depp’s reshuffle and JK Rowling’s transphobic tweets have caused a stir, which could have a positive or negative impact on the results…
Fantastic Beasts 3: Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer (2) DF