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Tuesday, September 2, 2014



International Box Office: More Milestones were not Impossible for Mission

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol has reached two milestones since last week, reaching $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide. It added $24.31 million on 6,259 screens in 51 markets over the weekend and now has $420.83 million internationally and $626.03 million worldwide. Of its weekend haul, $20 million came from China, which was $7 million more than last week's opening.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island shot into second place with $14.1 million on 3,725 screens in 19 markets for a still early total of $41.5 million. It opened in top spot in Mexico with $2.99 million on 1,139 screens, but had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $1.89 million on 431. Going by the film's opening in Mexico, it could make more than $30 million here this coming weekend. Unfortunately, family films tend to do disproportionately well in Mexico, so the U.K. opening will probably be closer to its opening here, which means the film might make less than half of that. Since it might have cost more than $100 million to make, the studio better hope it earns closer to the high end.

La Vérité Si Je Mens 3, which apparently means, Would I Lie to You? 3, opened in France, and a couple French-speaking markets, earning third place with $13.74 million on 1,104 screens in 3 markets. Of this, $13.21 million was earned on 1,051 screens in its native market.

Chronicle opened in fourth place internationally with $12.89 million on 2,464 screens in 33 markets. It opened in first place in the U.K. with $3.45 million on 397 screens and in Australia with $3.13 million on 192 screens. It had to settle for second place in Russia with $2.04 million on 800 screens, but that's still a good result.

Underworld: Awakening remained in fifth place with $11.58 million on 3,546 screens in 57 markets for a total of $58.04 million. It opened in second place in Germany with $2.79 million on 391 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.01 million. It has openings in France this weekend and Brazil next month and it could still reach $100 million internationally, but it could be close.

The final film to pull in at least $10 million was The Descendants with $11.07 million on 2,923 screens in 43 markets for a total of $44.74 million internationally. Its best market was Spain, where it completed the hat-trick with $1.48 million on 328 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.78 million after three.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows missed the $10 million mark, but it did reach a major milestone. Over the weekend it added $9.2 million on 4,165 screens in 57 markets giving it totals of $310.80 million internationally and $494.7 million worldwide. This time next week, it will have overtaken the original internationally, while it is about $30 million behind the earlier film's worldwide total.

Intouchables was right behind with $8.22 million on 1,659 screens in 6 markets and now has a total of $205.39 million internationally. Of that, $149.92 has been earned in more than three months in French, including $818,000 on 651 screens this past weekend.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-02-08

Movies 
 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
 Chronicle
 Underworld: Awakening
 The Descendants
 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
 Les Intouchables