Theaters fall again in September: the box office suffers despite the good figures of 'Dune' and 'Shang-Chi'

Although this time they arrive a little more late than usual, we already have the data from the monthly report with which the people of ComScore analyze the market for Spanish cinemas. Unfortunately, pFor the second month in a row, the September box office has again experienced a decline that, despite everything, maintains the figures 54.57% above the same month of the previous year.

After the spectacular 32.2 million euros raised in July and the 29.5 million amassed in August, cinemas have closed the year of September 2021 with some 26.7 million that place it as the third best month of the year. A sum reached thanks to the 4.75 million viewers who went through the box over 30 days.

Duel of the Titans

The September box office was driven by two main launches that managed to overcome the five million euro barrier. The first of them, which crowns the Top 5 is’ Dune ‘, which managed to win 5.11 million euros after its premiere on the 17th. After it, marking a technical tie,’ Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings’ closed the month with 5.10 million despite having a two-week lead over Denis Villeneuve’s title.

After them, with 2.27 million euros, ‘After. Lost souls’ holds the silver medal; closely followed by ‘Maligno’ and ‘The Paw Patrol: The Movie’ that also touched the tie with 1.71 and 1.61 million euros raised respectively.


Regarding the market share by distributors, Warner Bros. It has climbed to the first position with three premiered titles and fourteen projected that have served to win 33% of the cake. After her, Walt disney it has scratched 27.62% with two premieres and 10 titles on the bill, opening a huge gap with its immediate pursuer; a Diamond Films which closed the month with 8.52% of the total.

We’ll see if October gives the push our cinemas need to end the year in style. The last blows of ‘Dune’, added to the premieres of ‘No time to die’, ‘Venom: There will be slaughter’, ‘Halloween Kills’, ‘The last duel’ or ‘Grandma’ They could help ring the bell.

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