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Thursday, August 21, 2014



International Box Office: Spider-man Webs Neighbors

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 remained in first place, but saw its weekend box office haul fall to $71.33 million on 26,694 screens in 91 markets. Its international box office rose to $404.72 million and worldwide it has made $550.93 million. The film will need to make about $200 million to $250 million more at the worldwide box office to break even, which is doable. The film had its first full week in China pulling in $46.45 million over the week for a total of $56.38 million in that market.

Neighbors opened in second place with $33.73 million on 2,564 screens in 29 markets. This includes a $14.23 million opening on 506 screens in the U.K. That is like a $70 million to $80 million opening here. With that result, it is no surprise the film earned first place in that market. It also earned first place in Germany with $5.34 million on 530 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.59 million, while it took top spot in Australia with $4.42 million on 393 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.86 million. On the other hand, the film struggled in Spain with just $836,000 on 273 screens, which was still enough for second place.

Rio 2 hit a major milestone with $14.1 million in 70 markets for an international total of $312.0 million and a worldwide total of $425.1 million. Unless it cost more to advertise than it did to make, the film has broken even.

The Other Woman was right behind with $13.1 million in 60 markets for a four-week total of $66.5 million. It has now made more internationally than it has domestically, which isn't always the case for comedies. Also, it might have made enough to break even. It depends on how much it cost to advertise and how much the studio's share is. The film has yet to open in Spain, Italy, and France, but won't open in those markets till June.

Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? was nearly flat down less than $1 million to $12.44 million on 797 screens in 3 markets for a total of $59.57 million after four weeks of release. Of this, $11.83 million was earned on 721 screens in France, pushing its total in that market to $56.55 million.

Frozen rose to sixth place with $7.35 million over the weekend, of that, $7.26 million was earned on 703 screens in Japan. It now has $166.95 million in that market, as well as $790.0 million internationally and $1.190 billion worldwide. Amazingly, it looks like it will catch up to Iron Man 3, which is something I didn't think it had a chance to do just a few weeks ago. Its legs in Japan have been so strong that I have no idea where it will end now.

Two Chinese films were next. My Old Classmate fell to $6.0 million over the weekend for a total of $64.36 million after three weeks of release in China.

The Great Hypnotist was next with $5.20 million over the weekend for a total of $33.07 million after three weeks in China.

Two South Korean movies were next. The Fatal Encounter earned ninth place with $4.49 million in 876 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.43 million after two weeks of release.

The Target rounded out the top ten with $4.35 million on 716 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.69 million after two weeks of release in South Korea.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-05-14

Movies 
 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
 Neighbors
 Rio 2
 The Other Woman
 Frozen