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German Comedy ‘Fack Ju Goehte 2’ Earns $48.4M in 19 Days

29 September 2015 7:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — German high-school comedy “Fack Ju Goehte 2,” the follow-up to the $70 million box-office hit, has generated a theatrical gross on home turf of Euros 43.2 million ($48.4 million) in 19 days.

The movie, which was released on Sept. 10 by Constantin Film, follows a renegade teacher and his delinquent class on a school trip to Thailand. It has clocked up 5.3 million admissions in Germany, and a further 460,000 in Austria and Switzerland.

The movie is written and directed by Bora Dagtekin, who helmed the most successful German movie of 2012, “Turkish for Beginners,” and is produced by Lena Schoemann and Dagtekin for Constantin.

Elyas M’Barek plays the errant teacher Zeki Mueller and Karoline Herfurth is his colleague Lisi Schnabelstedt, while the students include Jella Haase as Chantal, Gizem Emre as Zeynep, and Max von der Groeben as Danger.

The first film, whose title translates as “F–k You Goehte,” topped Germany’s box office in 2013 with $70 million. »

- Leo Barraclough

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High-School Comedy ‘Fack Ju Göhte 2’ Breaks German Box Office Record

15 September 2015 2:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — High-school comedy “Fack Ju Göhte 2,” the sequel‎ to the 2013 German box-office hit, has broken German box-office records for a local film’s opening weekend.

Bora Dagtekin’s movie, which stars Elyas M’Barek and Karoline Herfurth, attracted 2.1 million cinemagoers and earned a box-office gross of Euros 17.7 million ($20 million) over the weekend. This is the best opening in Germany for any film this year and the best German movie debut ever.

The first film, which had the international title “Suck Me Shakespeer,” grossed more than $75 million at the German-speaking box office, and went on to a successful international career with sales to more than 30 countries.

Part two reunites criminal-turned-teacher Zeki Mueller, played by M’Barek, and his colleague Lisi Schnabelstedt, played by Herfurth, with their chaotic students. Dagtekin is also the writer on the film. Lena Schoemann and Dagtekin are producing, and Martin Moszkowicz is executive producing for Constantin Film. »

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Cannes: Picture Tree Takes on Sales of German Blockbuster ‘Fack Ju Goehte 2’ (Exclusive)

16 May 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin-based Picture Tree Intl. is handling world sales on comedy “Fack Ju Goethe 2,” the sequel to Germany’s most successful film of 2013. Constantin Film will release the sequel wide in Germany on Sept. 10.

“Fack Ju Goehte,” which had the international title “Suck Me Shakespeer,” grossed more than $75 million at the German-speaking box office, and went on to a successful international career with sales to more than 30 countries.

Part two reunites criminal-turned-teacher Zeki Mueller, played by Elyas M’Barek, and his colleague Lisi Schnabelstedt, played by Karoline Herfurth, with their chaotic students. Bora Dagtekin is the writer and director of the film. Lena Schoemann and Bora Dagtekin are producing, and Martin Moszkowicz is executive producing for Constantin Film.

Picture Tree also handled sales on the first movie, whose buyers included Cinemart (Czech and Slovak Republic), Ocean Film Distribution (France), Big Bang Media (Hungary), Maxi Vision (Russia), A-Company (Vietnam), Sejong Communication (South »

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