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United Kingdom Box Office for The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
United Kingdom Box Office $48,414,330Details
Worldwide Box Office $875,958,307Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $35,803,909 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $59,413,464 Details
Total North America Video Sales $95,217,373
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Synopsis

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks and watching Animal Planet like it is reality TV.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
United Kingdom Releases: June 24th, 2016 (Wide)
Video Release: November 22nd, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for action and some rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2416 (Cert 50344), 3/16/2016)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, New York City, New York, Slobs vs. Snobs, Missing Pet, Voiceover/Narration, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Chris Meledandri, Dentsu Inc., Fuji Television Network
Production Countries: United States

Cast

Louis C.K.    Max
Eric Stonestreet    Duke
Kevin Hart    Snowball
Jenny Slate    Gidget
Ellie Kemper    Katie
Albert Brooks    Tiberius
Lake Bell    Chloe
Dana Carvey    Pops
Hannibal Buress    Buddy
Bobby Moynihan    Mel
Chris Renaud    Norman
Steve Coogan    Ozone/Reginald
Michael Beattie    Tattoo
Sandra Echeverria    Maria
Jaime Camil    Fernando
Kiely Renaud    Molly
Bob Bergen    Additional Voice
Jason Marsden    Additional Voice
Jim Cummings    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
Brian T. Delaney    Additional Voice
Laraine Newman    Additional Voice
Bill Farmer    Additional Voice
Jan Rabson    Additional Voice
Jess Harnell    Additional Voice
Ken Schretzmann    Additional Voice
John Kassir    Additional Voice
Tara Strong    Additional Voice
Danny Mann    Additional Voice
James Kevin Ward    Additional Voice
Tyler Werrin    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Chris Renaud
Co-Director    Yarrow Cheney
Screenwriter    Cinco Paul
Screenwriter    Ken Daurio
Screenwriter    Brian Lynch
Producer    Christopher Meledandri
Producer    Janet Healy
Production Designer    Eric Guillon
Editor    Ken Schretzmann
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Character Designer    Eric Guillon
Art Director    Colin Stimpson
Associate Producer    Robert Taylor
Associate Producer    Brett Hoffman
Production Supervisor    Delphine Le Roch
Animation Director    Jonathan Del Val
Animation Director    Julien Soret
Animation Supervisor    Nicolas Bauduin
Animation Supervisor    Francois-Xavier Bologna
Animation Supervisor    Cecile Brossette
Animation Supervisor    Brecht Debaene
Animation Supervisor    Jean Hemez
Animation Supervisor    Ludovic Roz
Animation Supervisor    Emmanuel Vergne
Technical Animation Supervisor    Laurent De La Chapelle
Technical Animation Supervisor    Steve Alves
Story Supervisor    Dave Rosenbaum
Compositing Supervisor    Celine Allegre
Production Manager    Laleh Chloe Sahrai
Associate Editor    Gilad Carmel
First Assistant Editor    Nicole Bou-Samra
First Assistant Editor    Adam Brailsford
Set Designer    Anael Bouin
Set Designer    Pierre-Henry Laporterie
Set Designer    Matthieu Gosselin
Set Designer    Paul Mager
Set Designer    Gabriel Jolly Monge
Set Designer    Brett Nystul
Set Designer    Neal Petty
Story Artist    Jed Diffenderfer
Story Artist    Doron Meir
Story Artist    Eric Favela
Story Artist    Steve Moore
Story Artist    David Feiss
Story Artist    Matt Nealon
Story Artist    Miguel Jiron
Story Artist    Mark O'Hare
Story Artist    Lewis Kerr
Story Artist    Willem Plijnaar
Story Artist    Serguei Kouchnerov
Story Artist    Darren Webb
Post-Production Supervisor    Jeannine Berger
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Leonard
Supervising Sound Editor    David Acord
Sound Designer    David Acord
Re-recording Mixer    Gary A. Rizzo
Re-recording Mixer    David Acord
Sound Effects Editor    Mac Smith
Sound Effects Editor    Luke Dunn Gielmuda
Dialogue Editor    Cheryl Nardi
Dialogue Editor    Kim Foscato
Foley Mixer    Jason Butler
Score Producer    Dominique Solrey Lemonnier
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman
Score Recordist    Joel Iwataki
Score Mixer    Joel Iwataki

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December 22nd, 2016

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Normally, we don’t have a Box Office Prediction Contest for the final week of the year, because there are no new releases that week. However, due to a shipping error, we got two extra copies of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack, so we should really give those away A.S.A.P. The target film will be Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will be in its third weekend of release, so there will be plenty of information to judge your prediction on. In order to win, one must simply predict the third weekend box office number for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Also... it’s Christmas time. And that means we have lumps of coal to give out, although not literally. Two of the three winners will receive The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack. The third will receive a lump of coal, a movie / TV show on HD-DVD.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be one of the potential winners of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or could win a lump of coal. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be one of the potential winners of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or they might be the recipient of the lump of coal. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack or they might be stuck with the lump of coal.

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Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will the final copy of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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November 3rd, 2016

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September 7th, 2016

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August 10th, 2016

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August 4th, 2016

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August 2nd, 2016

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July 28th, 2016

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Star Trek Tops Chart, but still Weakest in Reboot Franchise with $59.25 million

July 26th, 2016

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As expected, Star Trek Beyond earned first place on the weekend box office chart and while it didn’t live up to my lofty predictions, it still did very well with $59.25 million. The next two wide releases, Lights Out and Ice Age: Collision Course, had nearly identical openings with $21.69 million and $21.37 million respectively. For Lights Out, this is a breakout opening and means it is practically guaranteed a profit and will likely get a sequel. For Collision Course, it is a sign that they should retire the franchise. Both The Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters earned $20 million, meaning every film in the top five topped that mark, tying with the record most recently set last May. The overall box office was 20% higher than last week at $196 million. This is also 29% higher than the same weekend last year. Since last week, the year-over-year competition got a little closer at $6.55 billion to $6.41 billion. 2016 is still ahead by 2.2%, but this is less than the ticket price inflation. More...

Weekend Estimates: Star Trek Falls Short of $60 Million

July 24th, 2016

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Star Trek Beyond will fall just short of $60 million at the box office this weekend, according to Sunday estimates from Paramount. The studio has the film coming in at $59.6 million over three days, which is substantially short of the $79.2 million earned on debut by Star Trek (the reboot) in 2009, and the $70.2 million made by Star Trek Into Darkness. The so-so start comes in spite of excellent reviews, which are now running at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the franchise seems to have trouble reaching beyond its core audience. More...

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July 21st, 2016

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Star Trek Beyond leads a pack of three wide releases this weekend and there are some who think it will have the best live-action release since Captain America: Civil War. That would be great news for the overall box office. Ice Age: Collision Course has to deal with direct competition and terrible reviews, but it should still do relatively well thanks to goodwill its franchise has built up. The final new release of the week is Lights Out. This low-budget horror film won’t need to earn $20 million over the weekend to break even, but there’s a slim chance it will. In fact, The Secret Life of Pets should easily add another $20 million to its running tally, and Ghostbusters has a good shot at doing the same. So we could have five films earning $20 million over the weekend for the first time in a year. We should have three films earning more than $25 million. Meanwhile this weekend last year, there were no films that earned more than $25 million. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year competition with ease. More...

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July 19th, 2016

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Café Society earned first place on the theater average chart with an average of $71,858 in five theaters over the weekend. This is not only the best of the weekend, it is the best of the year so far, topping the previous champ, Captain America: Civil War, which had an average of $42,390 during its opening weekend. Second place went to Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party with an average of $24,938; however, while this is a great result for a documentary, digging just a little into the film’s numbers reveals major weaknesses. The film fell 50% from Friday to Saturday. That’s devastating. We will see if this is an anomaly or a portent when we get this coming weekend’s results. Ghostbusters and The Secret Life of Pets were neck-and-neck with averages of $11,612 and $11,604 respectively. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pets Keep Trophy with $50 Million to Ghostbusters’ $46 Million

July 17th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

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Friday Estimates: Ghosts Have Lively Debut with $17.2 million

July 16th, 2016

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters topped the box office chart on Friday with $17.2 million. This is the best opening day for the director, Paul Feig, topping his previous champ, The Heat by 25%. If this film has the same internal multiplier as The Heat, then it will earn $49 million over the weekend. This seems a little high, but not out of the question. Ghostbustersreviews are better than The Heat’s reviews were, although both films earned B+ from CinemaScore surveys. On the other hand, Ghostbusters is a remake, so that tends to make the movie more front-loaded. Look for an opening weekend of $45 million. This is right on the edge between financial success and failure. The film will need help internationally in order to break even, but it is way too soon to know if that will happen. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases get Busted?

July 14th, 2016

Ghostbusters

This weekend is rather sparse when it comes to wide releases. Ghostbusters opens this weekend and its buzz and reviews are better than expected and it could be a huge hit. On the other hand, The Secret Life of Pets opened with more than $100 million last weekend and unless it falls more than 50% this weekend, it will remain in first place. That doesn’t feel likely at this point. On the other hand, The Infiltrator opened on Wednesday, but in less than 2,000 theaters. Its reviews are barely in the overall positive range, so it likely won’t be a major factor over the weekend. This weekend last year, Ant-Man opened in first place, pushing Minions into second place. Meanwhile, Trainwreck was a solid midlevel hit. I just don’t see 2016 being able to top that depth. More...

Contest: No More Secrets: Winning Announcement

July 13th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

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Weekend Wrap-Up: It’s No Secret that Life of Pets Will Get a Sequel

July 12th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

As expected, The Secret Life of Pets earned first place on the weekend box office chart. However, almost no one was expecting it to dominate the way that it did with $104.35 million. There are some calling this film the best opening for a non-franchise animation film, but let’s face the facts... Universal started work on two or three sequels as soon as Friday’s Estimates came in. Meanwhile, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has a good opening in the role of counter-programming with $16.63 million. Overall, the box office pulled in $217 million, which was 14% more than last weekend. More importantly, it is 1.3% more than the same weekend last year. Granted, this is lower than ticket price inflation, but since most people assumed the weekend would suffer a serious decline, this should be seen as a major victory. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 grew a tiny bit hitting 2.4% at $6.00 billion to $5.86 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pets Has Best Start for an Animated Franchise

July 10th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets is storming to a massive opening weekend at the box office, with Universal projecting a $103.2 million debut for the Illumination Entertainment animated film. That’s just shy of the $115.7 million made by Minions this weekend last year, and the best opening ever by a non-sequel or spin-off animated film. This performance is particularly significant for Illumination, because it’s their first blockbuster from outside the Despicable Me universe. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Are Pets On Pace for $80 million after $5.3 million Previews?

July 8th, 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

The Secret Life of Pets earned $5.3 million during its previews last night. This is not as much as the $6.24 million Minions made last year. It is higher than the $4.7 million Despicable Me 2 earned. (Despicable Me opened before previews were standard and only pulled in $590,000.) Its reviews have slipped to 76% positive, but that’s still good enough to suggest good legs. $80 million is more likely now than it was yesterday, but direct competition could prevent that from happening. More...

Weekend Predictions: Secret Hopes to be Exposed to Audiences

July 7th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It should be a good weekend at the box office, at least for The Secret Life of Pets. The film is earning great reviews and should become the biggest hit of the month. There is one downside: the competition. There are a lot of options for families among the films currently in theaters, plus another movie from a long-running franchise opening soon. Also opening this week is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, which is an R-rated comedy hoping to survive in the counter-programming role. It could become a midlevel hit, or it could fail to open in the top five. This weekend last year, Minions opened with $115.72 million. The Secret Life of Pets is not going to top that. 2016 has better depth, but likely not by enough to win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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July 6th, 2016

The BFG

The winners of our Big Fun Prizes contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The BFG opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dory Wins with $51.44 million, but Tarzan has Near Legendary Opening

July 6th, 2016

Finding Dory

The Fourth of July weekend went very well as two of the three new releases beat expectations. However, none of them were able to top Finding Dory, which earned its third win in a row. The Legend of Tarzan was very close in second place, which surprised a lot of analysts, but there might be a logical reason for its success. The Purge: Election Year more than tripled its production budget during its opening three-day weekend, so there’s no chance the studio isn’t giddy over that. The only real disappointment was The BFG, which got lost in the crowd. The overall box office was up from last week, which is a pleasant surprise. Granted, it grew by just under 1.0% to $192 million over the three-day weekend. More importantly, it was 41% higher than the same three-day weekend last year. Add in Monday, and the year-to-date lead rose to $120 million or 2.2% at $5.71 billion to $5.58 billion. More...

Contest: No More Secrets

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets will have no trouble beating Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates at the box office next weekend. It will earn more during its opening weekend than Mike and Dave will earn in total. Because of this, it is the obvious choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Secret Life of Pets.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Joseph and Mary on DVD, as well as one other previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

International Box Office: Independence Day gets Tricked out of Top Spot in China

June 30th, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence started its international run in first place with $102.1 million in 57 markets. That's the good news. That bad news is that its biggest market was China, where it only managed second place with $36.09 million, including previews. In most of the rest of the world, the film did no better than it did here, relative to the size of the market. South Korea helped it out with a first place, $5.45 million opening on 926 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.49 million. It opened in second place in the U.K. with $6.91 million in 610 theaters, which is no better than its opening here. The film cost a lot to make, so it needs to do better than this to be seen as a financial hit. More...

The Secret Life of Pets Trailer

June 17th, 2015

The Secret Life of Pets

Animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment opens July 8, 2016 ... Full movie details... More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/24 1 $13,066,065   592 $22,071   $13,066,065 1
2016/07/01 1 $6,293,884 -52% 601 $10,472   $22,066,036 2
2016/07/08 1 $4,689,806 -25% 612 $7,663   $28,802,482 3
2016/07/15 3 $2,709,623 -42% 601 $4,509   $33,968,021 4
2016/07/22 5 $1,586,874 -41% 573 $2,769   $36,654,955 5
2016/07/29 5 $969,293 -39% 477 $2,032   $40,527,803 6
2016/08/05 6 $587,392 -39% 481 $1,221   $41,911,664 7
2016/08/12 10 $369,990 -37% 421 $879   $42,754,809 8
2016/08/19 14 $460,099 +24% 359 $1,282   $44,034,044 9
2016/08/26 - $258,955 -44% 316 $819   $46,087,284 10
2016/09/02 14 $338,339 +31% 307 $1,102   $46,139,947 11
2016/09/09 - $154,197 -54% 232 $665   $46,740,865 12
2016/09/16 - $80,158 -48% 175 $458   $46,836,367 13
2016/09/23 19 $80,489 n/c 154 $523   $46,923,611 14
2016/09/30 16 $122,321 +52% 236 $518   $47,053,790 15
2016/10/07 15 $87,031 -29% 224 $389   $43,785,511 16
2016/10/14 - $118,865 +37% 243 $489   $43,047,409 17
2016/10/21 13 $127,969 +8% 306 $418   $43,270,512 18
2016/10/28 12 $169,736 +33% 295 $575   $43,545,879 19
2016/11/04 - $52,354 -69% 173 $303   $47,967,007 20
2016/11/11 - $41,361 -21% 112 $369   $48,027,727 21
2016/11/18 - $30,566 -26% 91 $336   $48,060,275 22
2016/11/25 - $22,954 -25% 89 $258   $48,080,964 23
2016/12/02 - $32,678 +42% 204 $160   $48,114,288 24
2016/12/09 - $29,082 -11% 206 $141   $48,149,122 25
2016/12/16 - $16,722 -43% 98 $171   $48,177,828 26
2016/12/23 - $13,864 -17% 79 $175   $48,222,121 27
2016/12/30 14 $60,201 +334% 278 $217   $44,953,544 28
2017/01/06 - $49,329 -18% 222 $222   $48,371,742 29
2017/01/13 - $31,561 -36% 142 $222   $48,414,330 30

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/21/2016 $3,894,124 195 195 1407 $13,647,547 1/25/2017
Australia 9/2/2016 $465,695 164 509 3865 $22,445,613 2/1/2017
Austria 7/29/2016 $494,763 82 90 1025 $5,115,619 1/11/2017
Belgium 8/5/2016 $1,235,212 180 180 1514 $4,935,772 12/29/2016
Brazil 8/26/2016 $4,244,413 1135 1176 6067 $19,065,983 12/29/2016
Bulgaria 8/4/2016 $157,638 0 0 0 $891,164 11/18/2016
Chile 7/21/2016 $1,771,763 60 63 646 $6,011,040 10/25/2016
China 8/2/2016 $15,750,000 35603 35603 61335 $58,050,000 9/7/2016
Colombia 7/21/2016 $1,533,428 179 182 1181 $4,473,046 11/29/2016
Croatia 8/18/2016 $104,030 26 26 290 $450,768 2/23/2017
Czech Republic 8/19/2016 $43,304 30 135 1058 $2,806,160 6/8/2017
Denmark 8/5/2016 $1,205,257 86 101 1017 $3,958,742 12/6/2016
Ecuador 7/22/2016 $445,000 0 0 0 $445,000 7/25/2016
Finland 8/5/2016 $642,881 212 212 1336 $3,467,094 3/1/2017
France 7/27/2016 $5,493,292 723 728 6545 $25,767,127 12/21/2016
Germany 7/29/2016 $7,136,121 691 745 9670 $34,777,702 2/23/2017
Greece 8/18/2016 $287,739 151 151 843 $1,483,551 12/6/2016
Hong Kong 7/1/2016 $1,800,000 0 45 145 $4,175,722 9/27/2016
Hungary 8/4/2016 $774,778 71 74 743 $3,085,211 12/6/2016
India 7/8/2016 $488,000 0 0 0 $488,000 7/22/2016
Indonesia 8/26/2016 $980,000 0 0 0 $980,000 8/29/2016
Ireland 6/24/2016 $5,300,000 0 0 0 $5,300,000 6/27/2016
Israel 7/1/2016 $547,000 0 39 539 $5,429,149 1/5/2017
Italy 10/6/2016 $5,108,579 523 523 1986 $14,810,477 12/13/2016
Japan 8/11/2016 $9,684,227 363 363 1794 $41,733,387 10/25/2016
Latvia 8/19/2016 $216,000 0 0 0 $216,000 8/22/2016
Lithuania 7/29/2016 $5,125 6 207 991 $584,788 9/5/2017
Malaysia 9/8/2016 $496,738 120 120 436 $1,534,193 11/8/2016
Mexico 7/29/2016 $7,487,828 723 723 1542 $22,598,684 10/25/2016
Netherlands 8/5/2016 $931,497 132 137 1985 $9,026,321 3/1/2017
New Zealand 9/9/2016 $234,495 68 116 907 $3,077,237 12/29/2016
North America 7/8/2016 $104,352,905 4370 4381 35694 $368,384,330
Norway 6/24/2016 $853,000 108 108 643 $3,445,918 1/18/2017
Panama 7/29/2016 $1,280,325 5 15 77 $4,731,782 10/18/2016
Paraguay 7/22/2016 $92,000 0 0 0 $92,000 7/25/2016
Peru 8/5/2016 $1,505,419 91 91 568 $4,697,899 10/4/2016
Philippines 8/26/2016 $1,061,271 121 121 263 $1,804,362 9/20/2016
Poland 9/23/2016 $1,684,059 189 212 1438 $6,714,172 2/1/2017
Portugal 8/19/2016 $911,460 104 111 760 $3,369,228 6/8/2017
Russia (CIS) 8/12/2016 $3,156,188 847 1307 7760 $33,241,623 11/8/2016
Singapore 9/2/2016 $1,304,079 54 54 199 $2,659,571 11/15/2016
Slovakia 8/5/2016 $23,030 18 65 544 $970,439 12/29/2016
Slovenia 8/11/2016 $117,923 26 26 520 $560,713 12/28/2016
South Africa 9/30/2016 $474,624 111 113 610 $1,670,019 12/6/2016
South Korea 7/21/2016 $0 0 726 2272 $17,494,325 11/11/2016
Spain 8/5/2016 $4,525,453 630 758 4776 $22,821,164 12/29/2016
Sweden 5/8/2016 $0 0 132 1251 $4,860,103 12/29/2016
Switzerland 7/29/2016 $1,035,982 116 116 1125 $5,390,183 1/5/2017
Taiwan 7/1/2016 $1,900,000 0 144 511 $5,274,547 9/20/2016
Thailand 8/4/2016 $747,380 118 118 286 $1,337,944 9/13/2016
Trinidad 7/8/2016 $130,000 0 0 0 $130,000 7/10/2016
Turkey 8/5/2016 $293,052 271 282 1173 $1,657,570 11/8/2016
United Kingdom 6/24/2016 $13,066,065 592 612 8899 $48,414,330 1/18/2017
Uruguay 7/28/2016 $89,000 20 20 20 $89,000 8/1/2016
Venezuela 8/5/2016 $122,834 75 75 486 $993,867 11/8/2016
Vietnam 7/1/2016 $756,000 0 0 0 $756,000 7/4/2016
 
Rest of World $13,566,121
 
Worldwide Total$875,958,307 9/5/2017

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