All summer long, we kind of clowned on the Baywatch movie...and although it flopped here in the US, apparently it was a HUGE hit in Germany.
For whatever reason, David Hasselhoff has an enormous following over there, and his small cameo in the film made a big impact. Baywatch made $16 million in the country, which was bigger than their release of Transformers, The Mummy, and Wonder Woman.
It seems Paramount saw this coming, because they sent "The Hoff" to the premiere in Berlin last month.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also took to Instagram to thank all of the fans in Germany.
Nice surprise. Thank you GERMANY 🇩🇪 After 5 weeks, #Baywatch moves up the international charts!? Crazy sauce. This kind of global success for a lil' R-rated, raunchy comedy is very rare in Hollywood. We make movies for the world to enjoy.. so thank you world for enjoying our lil' beach raunch romp. Love U back Germany 🇩🇪. And Mexico 🇲🇽. And France 🇫🇷. And everywhere else I'm not mentioning because I have to go back to working out and a brotha can't lose his pump 💪🏾