New year, new box office. At least that is what the public and collection data from last January that comes to us through Comscore invites us to dream about and that, as it could not be less, is marked by the complete and utter hegemony of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ over its competitors. Pay attention, because the figures are dizzying.
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After James Cameron’s feature film closed 2022 as the highest grossing film of the year with 21.8 million euros, saving the ballot in extremis, its journey through the 31 days of the first month of 2023 has added another 20.1 million euros that have boosted movie theaters by 61.08% Compared to the same period of the previous year.
Specifically, 6.1 million viewers have paid a total of 41.98 million euros in theaters that in January 2021 received a not inconsiderable total of 26 million euros through 4 million viewers. Undoubtedly, the ‘Avatar’ effect has been decisive, but it is not convenient to lose sight of the rest of the titles that have shaped the Top 5 with the most viewed of the month.
After ‘The sense of water’, ‘Puss in boots: The last wish’ has occupied the second position with €5.2 million; sum more than admirable if we take into account that its premiere took place on December 21, 2022. After it, the viral ‘M3gan’ has given the bell with 3 million euroswhile ‘The worst neighbor in the world’ and ‘Operation Fortune: The great deception’ close the list with 1.8 and 1.5 million respectively.
Regarding the market share by distributors, as is logical, Walt Disney has practically taken half of the pie, growing by 418%. The Mouse House has held 48% of the share thanks solely and exclusively to ‘Avatar 2’. Universal he looks at her from afar with 21% courtesy of Puss in Boots — who has amassed 60% of the company’s revenue — and sony lags behind in the peloton with a discreet 5%.
Will the Na’vi crown Spanish movie theaters again in February? There is no doubt that ‘Ant-Man 3’ is going to make things very difficult for him and the wear and tear will begin to become more than evident, but we must admit that we are living a really exciting cinematic course kick-off.