In pop culture, 2023 was the year of the color pink and cuteness - and in the film business of Barbie and Ken: This is now also shown by a review of the German cinema year.
Margot Robbie as the stereotypical Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Beach Ken were the most popular in German cinemas this year. “The 2023 cinema annual winner is called “Barbie,” Media Control announced on Monday. "The comedy made it to the winner's podium with almost 6 million viewers. It was directed by Greta Gerwig. The film was released in German cinemas on July 20, 2023."
Last year, the animated film “Minions – In Search of the Mini-Boss” was at the top of this evaluation until mid-December, and before that the 007 film “No Time to Die” with Daniel Craig as James Bond.
In 2023, the science fiction film “Avatar: The Way of Water” was also a hit. In total, around 10.2 million cinema visitors in Germany were counted for James Cameron's work.
However, the film fell a bit into the hole in the annual cinema charts with a release in mid-December 2022. It had a good four and a half million viewers until New Year's Eve '22 and then around five and a half million from New Year's Eve to summer 2023, i.e. less than "Barbie" within the 2023 calendar year. When it comes to media bestsellers for 2023, Media Control names the “Avatar” film, for example, as the “best-selling DVD” of the year.