British nobility beats American movie heroes: "Downton Abbey," the film version of the 2015 British hit series that ended in 2015, has taken the lead in the US cinema charts on the opening weekend. In all, the social drama surrounding the Grantham noble family in the 1920s contributed $ 31 million (about € 28.09 million), with $ 20,000 million expected, several US media reported.
With that "Downton Abbey" put two other newcomers in second and third place. "Ad Astra" with Brad Pitt as astronaut (read a portrait here) finished second with $ 19.2 million, "Rambo - Last Blood" (read a review here), the fifth from the series with Sylvester Stallone, "just behind it with $ 19 million in comparison:" Avengers: Endgame "entered the US $ 350,000 million on the opening weekend in the US and Canada, making it the best start ever.
In Germany, "Downton Abbey" also leads by a ranking - but only the most popular reboots. About 120,000 visitors wanted to see the social drama with Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith on the opening weekend and brought in 1.1 million euros in the coffers. Followed by "Rambo" with 110,000 spectators and "Ad Astra" with 85,000 visitors.
Leader in Germany, however, is and remains "It Chapter 2". The bloody horror movie brought it on the third weekend on further 190,000 visitors and 1.95 million euro conversion.