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Friday, August 29, 2014



International Box Office: Rio 2 Repeats, Spider-man not as Amazing

Rio 2 poster

Rio 2 remained in first place, barely, with $47.1 million in 65 markets for an international total of $200.9 million and a worldwide total of $276.0 million after a month of release. This includes a second place opening in Italy where it pulled in $2.17 million on 711 screens. This is again weaker than its predecessor's opening there. The film earned $12.05 million in China, but that was for the full week, pushing its total to $25.01 million after two. The first film barely played in China, so this is a boost to its international numbers, but I don't think it will be enough to match what the original movie made.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 started its international run two weeks ahead of its domestic run. The film opened in second place with $46.18 million on 7,409 screens in 14 markets. Its biggest opening came from the U.K., where it earned first place with $10.28 million on 1,634 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $15.13 million. This is slightly better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened with, but the film made less over five days than The Amazing Spider-Man. It also opened behind its predecessor in Australia with $5.00 million on 520 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.20 million. In Mexico is managed $8.02 million on 2,624 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.78 million. The first film opened on a Friday earning $9.36 million on 2,716 screens, so that's a close result. It only placed second in Spain with $2.85 million on 788 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.87 million. It did show some growth in Germany with $5.62 million on 881 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.10 million.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier slipped to third with $35.3 million over the weekend for a total of $385.1 million after four weeks of release. Worldwide it has pulled in $585.6 million, putting it just ahead of the original Iron Man and into fifth place for the franchise. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it remained in first place in Brazil with $5.97 million on 532 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $17.24 million.

Noah slipped to fourth place with $21.6 million in 56 markets for totals of $197.4 million internationally and $290.7 million worldwide. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but by the time it opens in Japan in June, it will likely make enough money to break even.

Divergent returned to fifth place with $18.1 million in 67 markets for an international total of $75.3 million after four weeks of release. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $1.66 million on 507 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.12 million. It only manged fourth place during its opening in Brazil, but with $1.96 million on 381 screens over the weekend and $2.63 million in total. The film now has $209.1 million worldwide, which is enough to cover all of its production budget and a good chunk of its P&A budget.

Transcendence opened in sixth place with $17.4 million in 27 markets. Of that, $10.65 million was earned in the film's third place debut in China. It also opened in Italy landing in fourth place with $1.25 million on 356 screens. This is roughly inline with its domestic opening, which is not a good sign.

Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? debuted in its native France with $10.01 million on 621 screens.

Frozen is practically only playing in Japan at this point. This weekend, it added $8.05 million on 600 screens in Japan to its total, which now sits at $104.68 million. Internationally, it added $8.1 million for a total of $729.3 million after 21 weeks of release and its worldwide total rose to $1.129 billion. It is now ahead of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and is on pace to catch up to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King shortly.

That Demon Inside opened in ninth place with $8 million in 6 markets. This includes its native China, where it earned fourth place with $7.94 million.

The Lego Movie was next with $7.6 million in 28 markets for totals of $189.4 million internationally and $441.66 million worldwide. The film is out of major market to open in, so it will quickly fade. That said, it has already made enough to break even, so the studio should be very happy.

Ocho Apellidos Vascos fell out of the top ten, but it is still in first place in Spain with $6.14 million on 365 screens over the weekend for a total of $53.51 million. It will top The Impossible, which is currently the biggest Spanish film of all-time with $54.54 million in Spain.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-04-24

Movies 
 Rio 2
 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
 Noah
 Divergent
 Transcendence
 Frozen
 The LEGO Movie