While it didn't top HarryPotter And The Philosopher's Stone's opening record of 2.59m admissions,Michael 'Bully' Herbig's sci-fi spoof (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1can claim to have the all-time best opening weekend for a summer releasewith 2,164,000 admissions from 899 prints. In comparison, Herbig's previousblockbuster Manitou's Shoe clocked up945,000 admissions in its first four days three years ago.
Meanwhile, all of Austria's box office records were cast tothe wind by the film's opening result of 345,000 admissions in 109 cinemas(almost 20% of Austria's screen).
Distributor Constantin Film reported that the Star Trekparody had made Austrian film history by breaking the records for the best everopening Thursday, the highest total admissions for one day and the best everweekend result.
Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the film had the best everopening for a German film: more than 70,000 tickets were sold in the firstthree days of release with a screen average of over 1,000 admissions per print.