He is green, grumpy and a hit at the North American box office: the Christmas movie „The Grinch“ has taken the first place of the cinema charts in the US and Canada at the weekend.
The film about the animated hairy Miesepeter after the children’s book classic „How the Grinch stole Christmas“ by Dr. med. Seuss played on his debut around 66 million dollars (more than 58 million euros). Comedian Otto Waalkes lends his voice to Griesgram in the German-language version, which starts in Austria on 29 November.
„Bohemian Rhapsody“ in second place
The music film „Bohemian Rhapsody“, which tells the story of the successful band Queen, slipped to the second rank of the charts. According to estimates, the film starred with Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury on its second weekend just under $ 31 million.
Behind it landed in North America „Operation: Overlord“, a monster scary movie with Nazi soldiers and undead by film producer J.J. Abrams and director Julius Avery. The newcomer picked up $ 10 million from Friday through yesterday.