Leading movies at the box office in Spain May 2019

The Marvel-comic-based saga “Avengers” was the highest-grossing movie in Spain during all May weekends in 2019, amounting to approximately 9 million U.S. dollars. “Aladdin”, the 2019 live action adaptation of the 1992 Disney animated film, ranked second on the list with a weekend box office in May 2019, clocking up around 7.9 million euros. The third position was held by Pokémon Detective Pikachu, a live action movie about the Japanese video game franchise that recorded 4.4 million euros during the 2019 May weekends.

Attitudes towards cinema are changing in Spain

The popularity of going to a movie theater is in decline in Spain, with the share of people in the Mediterranean country that went to the cinema in 2018 at 3.9 percent, down from a record high of 11.2 percent in 2001. Cinema theaters are most popular among those aged 20-24 years, whereas in contrast, the population aged 65 years or older did not go to the cinema that often, with only 1.6 percent of respondents stating to have gone to the movies in 2018. The amount of cinema screens in Spain also experienced a downward trend in recent years, with figures reaching approximately 3.6 thousand screens in 2019 down from compared to 3.9 in 2010.

The history of cinema and its millionaire revenues

The highest-grossing film in Spain in May 2019 is also part of the franchise with the highest box office revenues of all time: Marvel Cinematic Universe. The superhero movies amassed 18.42 billion U.S. dollars worldwide with all its Marvel-based works. The America space franchise created by George Lucas (Stars Wars) amounted to 9.31 billion U.S. dollars in box office revenues, ranking it second on the list of highest-grossing franchises of all time.

Weekend box office revenue of the leading movies in Spain in May 2019

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Release date

June 2019


Europe, Spain

Survey time period

May 3 to June 2, 2019*

Supplementary notes

* Refers to weekends May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 31-June 2.

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