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It’s really happening right now! Just last Wednesday, “ Beautiful ” by and with Karoline Herfurth was able to push past the previous leader “ Sing 2 ” to the top position of the cinema films released in Germany in 2022. The ensemble comedy about the modern way of dealing with women and body images is obviously extremely popular with the public — and has stayed in the charts for many weeks since its start at the beginning of February. Nevertheless, the lead of «Wonderful» only lasted a few days — because already on Saturday the DC blockbuster » The Batman » with Robert Pattinson took the lead.
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However, all of this is still extremely tight at the moment: “The Batman”, “Wonderful”, “Sing 2” and the current fourth-placed “ Uncharted ” are all around 1.4 to 1.5 million visitors. If you are honest, you would have to give the previous top position of the most successful cinema films 2022 to a completely different film — one that does not appear in this list only because it is already behind » James Bond 007 — No Time to Die » for was named the second most successful film of 2021.
Of course we’re talking about » Spider-Man: No Way Home » with Tom Holland . The Marvel blockbuster, which started in December 2021, has already attracted a total of 4.5 million viewers to German cinemas — and more than two million of them only this year. The film for which the most tickets have been sold in Germany so far in 2022 is — by far (!) — not «The Batman» or «Beautiful», but clearly «Spider-Man: No Way Home». In this case, the decisive factor for collecting the official statistics is the starting year, which means that «No Way Home» is calculated as 2021 and this inaccuracy occurs.
Imminent tip change likely
Incidentally, the next change at the top position could soon be pending. After all, » Fantastic Beasts 3: Dumbledore’s Secrets » will start in German cinemas as early as next Thursday — and its predecessor » Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald » attracted 3.9 million visitors in 2018 (calculated over the whole year, that meant 2nd place only behind the surprise super hit » Bohemian Rhapsody «).
Now, we don’t know how the scandal-related Johnny Depp cast and JK Rowling ‘s perceived transphobic tweets will affect viewership. But there is a good chance that «Fantastic Beasts 3» will take over the top position from «The Batman» in two to three weeks…
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