At the top of the most successful films released in German cinemas in 2022, there were two leadership changes within a short period of time last week. But actually, another blockbuster should be at the top of the list anyway…
It’s really happening right now! It was only last Wednesday that “Wonderful” by and with Karoline Herfurth was able to move 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 on the charts for many weeks since its start at the beginning of February. Nevertheless, the lead of “Wonderful” only lasted a few days – because on Saturday the DC blockbuster “The Batman” with Robert Pattinson took the lead.
However, all of this is still extremely tight at the moment: “The Batman”, “Wunderschön”, “Sing 2” and the currently 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 in 2022 to a completely different film – and one that does not appear in this list because it has already been voted the second most successful film of 2021 behind “James Bond 007 – No Time to Die”.
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 chance 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 In any case, there is a good chance that “Fantastic Beasts 3” will take over the top position from “The Batman” in two to three weeks.