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International Box Office: Hobbit Hits Half a Billion

January 7th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

It was a big week for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as it crossed the $500 million mark on the international box office. Over the weekend it pulled in $52.5 million in 65 markets for totals of $504.7 million internationally and $725.3 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will reach $800 million worldwide, possibly as early as this time next week. As for last weekend, there were very few new openings, but the film did earn first place in Argentina with $2.1 million on 397 screens. The film opens in China before the end of the month and the studio is obviously hoping for big numbers in that market.

Exodus: Gods and Kings climbed a spot to second with $30.6 million in 51 markets for totals of $141.5 million internationally and $202.8 million worldwide. The film had to settle for second place in Russia, but still managed $7.9 million in that market.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb slipped a spot to third with $26.2 million in 61 markets for a three-week total of $92.9 million. Its only major market opening was in Brazil, where the film earned second place with $3.1 million.

The Taking of Tiger Mountain remained in first place in China with $58.23 million for the full week for a total of $109.94 million after three weeks of release. Its weekend haul was $23.8 million.

Penguins of Madagascar climbed into fifth place with $23.1 million in 55 markets for totals of $193.9 million internationally and $272.0 million worldwide. The film had a third place opening in South Korea with $3.51 million on 615 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.99 million.

Big Hero 6 slipped to sixth place with $20.2 million in 53 markets over the weekend for totals of $167.4 million internationally and $378.6 million worldwide. The film has yet to open in most major markets and its biggest opening this weekend was a $1.9 million haul from Taiwan.

Seventh Son entered the top ten in seventh place with $18.4 million in 24 markets over the weekend for a two-week total of $21.7 million. Its biggest opening came from Russia where it earned $8.6 million on 1,050 screens. On the other hand, the film only managed fifth place in Spain with $1.2 million on 296 screens. The film doesn't open here for nearly a full month, so it will be interesting to see if its international run helps or hurts its domestic run.

Paddington remained in eighth place with $12.5 million in 24 markets over the weekend for a total of $105.4 million after six weeks of release. Its biggest single market has been the U.K. at $47 million.

Ode to My Father remained in first place in South Korea with $12.08 million on 1,044 screens over the weekend for a total of $54.90 million after three weeks of release.

Taken 3 opened a week earlier than the rest of the world in South Korea and Hong Kong earning a combined $9.3 million in those two market. Of this, $8.12 million was earned on 616 screens during the full week in South Korea.

P.K. fell out of the top ten, but still managed an impressive $9.08 million over the weekend for a total of $80.18 million after three weeks of release. This includes $7.65 million in India, which pushed its running tally there to $66.81 million. If you add in its North American run, the film has $90.07 million and will shortly become the first Bollywood film to break the century mark on the worldwide stage.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Seventh Son, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Penguins of Madagascar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Big Hero 6, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Paddington, Taken 3