Champions Movie (2018) Poster


April 6, 2018
2hr 4min
Status: upcoming

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Champions Movie Details:

Original titleCampeones
Country Spain
Language Spanish
GenreComedy Drama Sports
Release date6 April 2018 (Spain)
Running time2hr 4min
Age ratingTV-MA
StarringJavier Gutiérrez
Juan Margallo
Athenea Mata
Luisa Gavasa
Daniel Freire
Itziar Castro
Directed by Javier Fesser
Story byDavid Marqués
Screenplay byDavid Marqués
Javier Fesser
Produced byGabriel Arias-Salgado
Alexandra Lebret
Álvaro Longoria
Luis Manso
Cinematography by Chechu Graf
Edited by Roberto Bolado
Javier Fesser
Music byRafael Arnau
Production CompanyPelículas Pendelton
Rey de Babia AIE
Morena Films
Telefónica Studios
Distributor Universal Pictures

Champions Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Javier Gutiérrez as Marco Montes
  • Juan Margallo as Julio
  • Athenea Mata as Sonia
  • Luisa Gavasa as Amparo
  • Daniel Freire as Carrascosa
  • Itziar Castro as Madre de Jesús
  • Mariano Llorente as Iván
  • Julio Fernández
  • Sergio Olmo
  • Jesús Lago
  • José de Luna
  • Gloria Ramos as Collantes
  • Fran Fuentes
  • Alberto Nieto Fernández
  • Roberto Chinchilla as Ramón
  • Stefan López
  • Jesús Vidal as Paquito


A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

Champions Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget€4.5 million
Worldwide Collection$23.8 million

The film is the highest-grossing Spanish language film of 2018 in Spain, with a box-office taking of €19.1 million from 3.3 million admissions.

About Champions Movie:

Champions (Spanish: Campeones) is a Spanish sports comedy-drama film directed by Javier Fesser and written by Fesser and David Marqués. It stars Javier Gutiérrez, Juan Margallo, Athenea Mata, Luisa Gavasa, Daniel Freire, and Itziar Castro

The film is a Películas Pendelton, Rey de Babia AIE, Morena Films, and Telefónica Studios production.

Distributed by Universal Pictures International Spain, the film was theatrically released in Spain on 6 April 2018. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Champions has an approval rating of 75% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 12 reviews, and an average rating of 6.4/10.


A documentary called Ni distintos ni diferentes: Campeones, which tells the true stories of the protagonists of the film, premiered on November 16, 2018, in Spanish theaters.


A sequel called Championext was released on August 18, 2023, in Spanish cinemas.


In 2020, shooting began for an Arabic-language remake under the same name which was released commercially on March 10, 2022, in theaters in Saudi Arabia. On April 5, 2022, a German-language remake titled Weil wir Champions sind directed by Christoph Schnee was released. On March 10, 2023, an English-language remake of the same name directed by Bobby Farrelly was released. Aamir Khan announced an Indian cinema remake of this film, and shooting will commence in January 2024. It would be entitled “Sitaare Zameen Par“. It would be similar to his 2007 film Taare Zameen Par.