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Saturday, August 30, 2014



International Box Office: Winter of Content

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

Captain America: The Winter Soldier remained in first place on the international chart with $109.8 million in 50 markets for a two week total of $209.4 million internationally and $304.4 million worldwide. The Winter Soldier is already ahead of the first Captain America internationally, and by this time next week, it will have $500 million worldwide, about 30% more than its predecessor's final figure. This week, the film opened in first place in a trio of major markets, led by China where it earned $36.23 million, which is just over $20 million more than the first film finished with in that market. Russia was next with an opening of $7.79 million on 1,685, or $1 million lower than the first film's final tally there. Finally there was Australia, where the film opened with $5.91 million, which is about 20% more than its predecessor opened with. As far as holdovers go, the film added $4.64 million in the U.K. for a total of $18.31 million there, which is already ahead of the first film's total.

Noah remained in second place with $45.6 million in 45 markets for a total of $106.2 million after three weeks of release. It opened in first place in Brazil with $8.80 million on 528 screens and in Germany with $3.24 million on 502. Meanwhile, it had to settle for third place in the U.K. with $4.20 million on 452 screens. It fell to second place in Russia with $6.50 million on 1,800 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.31 million after two. The film will hit $300 million worldwide, which will be enough to break even early in the film's home market run.

Rio 2 rose a spot to third place with $22.2 million in 11 markets for a three-week total of $55.5 million. It opened in first place in the U.K., barely, with $4.84 million on 995 screens. The film opened in second place in Germany with $3.10 million on 686 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.48 million. It held on well in Brazil adding $5.29 million on 552 screens to its running tally, which sits at $15.48 million.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman slipped a spot to fourth place with $11.2 million in 66 markets over the weekend for totals of $138.2 million internationally and $240.2 million worldwide. It has no major market openings this week, and doesn't until it debuts in Japan in November.

Divergent entered the top ten in fifth place with $11.1 million in 44 markets over the weekend for a total of $22.4 million after two. This is not a good start. It only managed fourth place in the U.K. with $2.93 million on 429 screens, which is equivalent to a $15 million to $18 million opening here. It performed relatively better in Mexico with an opening of $2.49 million on 1,394 screens, which was enough for second place. It also earned second place in Italy with $1.43 million on 543 screens.

Frozen remained in sixth place with $8.54 million on 1,095 screens in 20 markets for totals of $698.4 million internationally and $1.097 billion worldwide. The film is now in 9th place on the all-time chart and is about a week away from overtaking Skyfall for eighth place. Nearly all of its weekend haul came from Japan, where it remained in first place earning $8.24 million in 600 screens over the weekend for a total of $75.09 million. At this pace, it should reach $100 million in that market, putting Transformers: Dark of the Moon in its sights.

The Lego Movie returned to the top ten in seventh place with $7.4 million in 34 markets for an international total of $160.1 million. It was aided by a second place debut in Australia, where it managed $5.31 million on 537 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.70 million.

Ocho Apellidos Vascos remained in first place in Spain and rose to eighth place internationally with $7.15 million on 408 screens lifting its total to $34.40 million after four weeks of release. This is one of the biggest Spanish hits of all time and since the weekend has become the biggest home grown hit in Spain of all time.

Zheng Rong Ri Ji opened in third place in China and ninth place internationally with $5.86 million during its opening weekend.

The Grand Budapest Hotel slipped to tenth place with $5.8 million in 34 markets for a total of $54.7 million internationally and $87.9 million worldwide. It is now Wes Anderson's biggest worldwide hit. It should reach $100 million shortly.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-04-09

Movies 
 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
 Noah
 Rio 2
 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
 Divergent
 Frozen
 The LEGO Movie
 The Grand Budapest Hotel