GERMAN FILMS AT HOME AND ABROAD IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019
In 2018 in 75 countries around the world, 406 German films generated an international box office of almost 154 million euros and were seen by more than 26.5 million cinemagoers. And 2019 got off to a good start with 204 German films already generating an international box office of just over 15.5 million euros in the first quarter of the year. Among the top German titles were NEVER LOOK AWAY (rank 1) which raked in over 2 million euros in 10 countries, HEILSTÄTTEN (rank 2) with 1.8 million euros in 8 territories, 100 THINGS (rank 5) with over 800,000 euros in 7 territories, and TRANSIT (rank 10) with almost 500,000 euros in 12 territories. The animation films HAPPY FAMILY (rank 6, in 2 territories), MAYA THE BEE – THE HONEY GAMES (rank 7, in 6 territories) and MANOU – THE SWIFT (rank 8, in 6 territories) continued their successful run and together achieved an additional international box office of almost 2 million euros from 1 January-31 March 2019.
On the home front, while the overall market share for German films dropped ever so slightly in 2018 (from 23.9% in 2017 to 23.5% in 2018), the first quarter of 2019 has seen a homegrown hit leading the overall charts: ahead of nine other English-language films (from CAPTAIN MARVEL to CREED II – ROCKY’S LEGACY), Caroline Link’s ALL ABOUT ME has taken cinemagoers by storm and has already earned over 26 million euros at the German box office in the first three months of the year.