SLEEP TIGHT back in the top spot at the Spanish box office
27th October 2011 - Source:
By Filmax International
After its second weekend in cinemas, Jaume Balagueró’s latest offering is still riding high at the Spanish box office. Just as SLEEP TIGHT came back to tip CONTAGION off the number one spot after a strong opening from the Steven Soderbergh thriller, history repeats itself with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, which despite getting off to a healthy start at the beginning of the weekend was unable to keep SLEEP TIGHT from regaining the number one position on Sunday.
The thriller, starring Luís Tosar as the seriously creepy César, has only dropped 15% in comparison with last week’s box office tally, and continues to outperform all of this week’s releases.
SLEEP TIGHT’s figures speak for themselves. With 286 copies, the film has taken over 1.7 million euros since its release, an average of over 6000 euros per copy, which considering the overall decline in the number of cinema admissions in recent years, is cause for celebration.
Since SLEEP TIGHT was given wide release throughout Spain on 14th October, over a quarter of a million people have been to see the film. But SLEEP TIGHT’s success doesn’t end there. The novel of the same name, written by the film’s scriptwriter Alberto Marini, has also sparked interest amongst Spanish readers and publishers Plaza & Janés have just announced the second edition of the novel.
With this latest release, Filmax International consolidates a very good recent run at the Spanish box office of films to which they hold the international rights. Enrique Urbizu’s police thriller, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, which is being distributed worldwide by Filmax International, has racked up over 550,000 admissions and remains in the top ten of the Spanish charts in what is now its 5th week in cinemas.