Magazine article Screen International

I Want You Becomes Year's Best Local Film at Spanish Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

I Want You Becomes Year's Best Local Film at Spanish Box Office

Article excerpt

Sequel to Three Steps Above Heaven has already been sold by Imagina to Russia, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

There were great expectations for I Want You (Tengo ganas de ti) and the film went beyond most optimistic predictions and sold more than 500,000 tickets in the first weekend and being by far the most successful opening for a Spanish film and the second of the year, after The Avengers.

The Warner Bros release of the Fernando Gozález Molina film based on the popular Federico Moccia novel surpassed the good results of the first part of the series, Three Steps Above Heaven, that reached $2.5m in the first weekend and went up to $12m being the highest grossing Spanish film of 2010.

Last weekend was hit hard by the European football competition since the Spanish team was playing against France for the semi finals. I Want You itself earned 65% of the total gross.

On Friday alone, I Want You grossed more than $2m, making the best Friday of the year over The Avengers. …

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