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Monday, September 1, 2014



International Box Office: Hobbit's Journey Nearly at an End

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is nearly finished its international run and this week it debuted in China where it earned first place with 33.04 million 5,500 screens. The film is also playing in nine other markets, where it earned about $100,000 for a total weekend haul of $33.1 million. This lifts its totals to $637.1 million internationally and $893.7 million worldwide. The film opens in Japan this weekend and if it does well there, it could reach $1 billion worldwide.

The LEGO Movie remained in second place with $24.0 million in 48 markets for a three-week total of $93.5 million. The film's biggest market was the U.K. where it managed $9.96 million on 552 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $36.51 million. On the other hand, it only managed fourth place with $2.82 million on 521 screens in France. It did place second in Italy with $1.98 million on 618 screens.

Pompeii opened in third place with $22.8 million on 37 screens. It did well in South Korea pulling in $3.32 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.84 million, which was enough to earn first place. On the other hand, it only managed fifth place in France with $2.27 million on 301 screens.

RoboCop fell to fourth place with $17.7 million in 75 markets for a total of $99.9 million. It very, very likely got to $100 million internationally on Monday, which is a good milestone, except the film cost $120 million to make. The film's biggest new release was in Brazil where it earned first place with $3.55 million on 734 screens. It added $1.83 million on 1,153 screens in Russia for a two-week total of $8.79 million, placing second during the weekend. It slipped to third place in the U.K. with $1.48 million on 425 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.68 million over three.

The Monuments Men rose from ninth to fifth place place with $13.6 million in 48 markets for a two-week total of $25.9 million. Its biggest opening came from Germany where it earned fourth place with $2.07 million on 494 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.18 million. On the other hand, its best opening came in Spain where it earned first place with $1.88 million on 471 screens.

Recep Ivedik 4 is a rare Turkish film to reach the top ten on the international chart. The film earned $10.71 million on 963 screens in 4 markets, which was enough for sixth place internationally.

Frozen slipped to seventh place with $9.0 million in 39 markets overs the weekend for totals of $596.3 million internationally and $980.4 million worldwide. At this pace, the film is a lock to reach $1 billion and will get there within two or three weeks. Plus, it has yet to open in Japan, so they will help it climb a few more places on the worldwide chart.

The Wolf of Wall Street fell to eighth place with $8.40 million on 3,081 screens in 43 markets for totals of $231.2 million internationally and $344.0 million worldwide. It will fade from the top ten quickly, but this is already a massive hit.

12 Years a Slave returned to the top ten with $7.5 million in 60 markets for a total of $79.8 million. The film opened in third place in Italy with $1.76 million on 471 screens.

Beijing Love Story fell to tenth place with $7.3 million in China giving it a total of $54.06 million after two weeks of release.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman just missed the top ten with $5.2 million in six markets over the weekend for a total of $22.4 million after three. Of this, $17.35 million has been earned in three weeks in the U.K., including $2.83 million on 529 screens this past weekend. If it does this well here, relative to the sizes of the two markets, then it will crack $100 million domestically.

One final note, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 crossed $150 million internationally.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-02-27

Movies 
 The LEGO Movie
 Pompeii
 RoboCop
 The Monuments Men
 Frozen
 The Wolf of Wall Street
 12 Years a Slave
 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2