Photo: Pedro Almodovar's New 'Excited' Comedy Does Well in Debut
Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar’s latest film I’m So Excited (originally Los amantes pasajeros), which was released in Spain, gave him his best opening weekend to date.
I’m So Excited is an airplane-set comedy starring Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas and Raúl Arévalo. Almodovar described the film as “a light, very light comedy,” which is a long way from his last film, the psychological thriller The Skin I Live In.
On Monday it was announced I’m So Excited brought in $2.6 million in its opening weekend, beating out 2006’s Volver as his most successful opening.
The film was released by Warner Bros. and is said to have been a success thanks to a loyal Almodovar following and great marketing (including flash mobs dancing to The Pointer Sisters “I’m So Excited”).
Though he usually takes his film to various film festivals, Almodovar chose not to go to any major European festivals with this film.
Excited is Almodovar’s first comedy since 1988’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.