Spanish Affair 2: Huge Hit–What Spanish Viewers Like

Distributed by Universal Pictures International, Spanish Affair 2, the sequel to the highest-grossing Spanish film of all time, had the biggest opening weekend of 2015 in Spain over November 20-22, with a massive €7.9 million ($8.4 million) at Spanish theaters.

Playing on 755 screens, it beat out the former 2015 best opener, “50 Shades of Gray” ($7.5 million).

Spain’s best-ever bow is still set at €9.2 million ($9.75 million) by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”

Only two Spanish movies have improvded on Spanish Affair 2:

Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible ($9.0 million) and Torrente 4 ($8.9 million), both released by Warner España.

Known in Spain as “Ocho Apellidos Vascos,” in “Spanish Affair,” Rafa, a dyed-in-the-wool Andalusian, relocates from Southern to the Basque Country to win over his sweetheart, Amaia, whose father in an equally die-hard Basque.

In “Ocho Apellidos Catalanes,” Rafa and Amaia’s father travel to Catalonia to attempt to thwart Amaia’s wedding to her Catalan fiancé.

Spanish Affair 2 is more of a romantic comedy than the first part and director Emilio Martinez Lazaro mixes its comedy and romantic elements very skillfully.

To beat “Minions,” 2015’s highest grosser in Spain to date with a gross of $26.8 million, “Spanish Affair 2” will have to show legs.

Sources: Varirty