Without the support of titles of prestigious filmmakers or blockbuster sagas, relying only on comedy and the ability to Javier Fesser to engage with the public, Spanish cinema has once again surpassed, for the fifth year in a row, the 100 million euros of revenue. He will do it these days, because the second highest grossing film of the season, Superlopez, of Javier Ruiz Caldera, It is still winning about 400,000 euros every weekend.
Last Wednesday Comscore, the company that audits the box office in Spain, has refused to advance an approximate economic result of the film year, but with the accumulated that the Ministry of Culture shows on its website of the season it is obvious that it will exceed that hundred million. And leading the list, Champions, of Fesser, which will end the year with more than 19.5 million euros when the Comscore data adds to the ministry the amounts of projections made outside of commercial circuits: festivals, summer cinemas …
Another merit of Champions is based on its production and launch, without a private television behind it, as it happens with the second one of the ranking, Superlopez (Telecinco), which will reach 9.8 million euros in 2018, and with the third, The best summer of my life (Antena 3), with a collection of almost 8 million euros. Since 2013 -with Mom, by Andy Muschietti, this situation of a film was not at the head of the national box office without the backing of a private channel. In 2017 the box office of the Spanish cinema headed it Tadeo Jones 2, of Enrique Gato, with 18 million euros; the previous one did it A monster comes to see me, of Juan Antonio Bayona, with 26.2 million; the two previous seasons were those of Eight catalan surnames (in 2015 with 36 million) and Eight Basque surnames (56 million in 2014). In 2013, a terrible year for cinema in Spain, Mom it was the first with only 7.8 million, and in 2012 Bayona was again the first with The impossible with 40 million euros. And going further, to complete the decade, three other films born of private television: Torrent 4 (2011), to die the ugly (2010) and Agora (2010).
Next week Comscore will close the course and then we will know the market share of Spanish cinema at the 2018 general box office.