‘Schuh’ seizes German B.O. title

Pic reaches $45 mil mark, knocks 'Otto' off pedestal

BERLIN — After 13 weeks in the top five, Michael “Bully” Herbig’s comedy-Western “Der Schuh des Manitu” has become the most successful homegrown German film. Reaching the $45 million mark, pic knocked 1985’s “Otto — Der Film” out of the top spot.

“Schuh” had already bested “Titanic” as the biggest moneymaker in Austria.

Pic, from Munich producer-distrib Constantin, spoofs German Westerns of the 1960s and has struck a chord with kids and young adults who grew up on the old movies and the novels of popular German author Karl May on which they were based.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading