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Tuesday, September 2, 2014



International Box Office: Sharpening the Edge

Edge of Tomorrow poster

Edge of Tomorrow rose to first place with $82 million in 63 markets for a two-week total of $111 million. This includes a first-place, $25.68 million opening in China. It also opened in first place in South Korea with $10.52 million on 801 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.28 million. In Russia, the film opened on top spot with $7.41 million on 1,649, while in France it also earned first place, but with just $2.82 million on 585. It only managed second place in Australia with $2.88 million on 477 screens, while it could do no better than third place in Mexico with $2.88 million on 1,301 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.19 million. Its best holdover was in the U.K. where it added $2.08 million on 460 screens for a two-week total of $7.21 million.

Maleficent fell to second place with $59.7 million in 52 markets for totals of $208.1 million internationally and $336.3 million worldwide. It had no major market openings this weekend, but it held on well in Mexico earning first place with $8.64 million on 2,283 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.64 million after two weeks of release. It was in a very close second place in Brazil with $5.15 million on 476 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.22 million after two weeks of release. At this pace, getting to $500 million is very likely.

X-Men: Days of Future Past slipped a spot to third with $42.1 million in 74 markets for totals of $422.1 million internationally and $611.7 million worldwide. This is already enough to break even, unless it cost substantially more to advertise than expected. The film topped $100 million in China earning $23.10 million over the full week and $107.18 million after three weeks of release. The only new major market was Spain, where it managed first place with $2.78 million on 684 screens.

The Fault in Our Stars debuted in fourth place with $17.1 million in 17 markets. This includes Brazil, where it made $3.36 million on 430 screens, which was enough for a first place. It also earned first place in Australia with $3.53 million on 273 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.74 million. It managed second place in Mexico with $3.19 million on 1,321 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.87 million.

22 Jump Street opened in fifth place with $8.97 million on 866 screens in 2 markets. This includes a first place, $8.16 million opening on 780 screens in the U.K. This suggests a $40 million to $50 million opening here. More impressively, it is more than three times the opening of the original film in that market. I don't think that's a good measure to use, because the TV show 21 Jump Street was practically unknown in the U.K. before it opened there and R-rated comedies are a really tough sell overseas, because often the comedy just doesn't translate.

Overheard 3 fell to sixth place internationally with $6.5 million in 6 markets for a total of $47 million after two weeks of release. This includes $42.12 million in China, but we don't have weekend numbers there.

A Million Ways to Die in the West slipped to seventh place with $6.4 million on 2,724 screens in 38 markets for a two-week total of $19.75 million. It might get to $100 million worldwide, which would be enough to break even some time on the home market. The key word is "might". I'm not sure it will get there.

Frozen remained in eighth place with $5.78 million on 601 screens in Japan over the weekend. This gives the film totals of $218.47 million in Japan, $844.4 million internationally, and $1.245 worldwide. The film is still more than $80 million behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II and I really don't think it will get there, but you can't completely dismiss the possibility. It is still in first place in Japan and I have no idea when it will finally fall out of the top ten there.

Godzilla was next with $5.4 million in 63 markets for totals of $208.7 million internationally and $393.9 million worldwide. It should hit $400 million sometime over the weekend, which is enough to cover its production budget. It will need to recoup its global P&A budget on the home market, which shouldn't be too hard.

A Hard Day earned second place in South Korea with $3.87 million on 542 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.85 million after two.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-06-12

Movies 
 Edge of Tomorrow
 Maleficent
 X-Men: Days of Future Past
 The Fault in Our Stars
 22 Jump Street
 A Million Ways to Die in The West
 Frozen
 Godzilla