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International Box Office: Lucy Makes a Return Trip to the Top

September 10th, 2014

Lucy poster

Lucy reclaimed top spot on the international chart with $26 million in 54 markets for totals of $193 million internationally and $314 million worldwide. I don't think a lot of people thought this movie would reach $300 million worldwide, so this is a great run. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $7 million, but includes weekday numbers. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $1.96 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.26 million after three weeks of release. Lucy opens in Russia and China this weekend and could remain in first place.

Hercules climbed into second place with $17.1 million over the weekend for totals of $122.9 million internationally and $194.3 million worldwide. It earned first place in Brazil with $4.41 million on 466 screens, but it had to settle for second place in Germany with $2.74 million on 399.

The Expendables 3 was right behind with $17 million in 33 markets for a four-week total of $88 million. This past weekend, the film debuted in second place in Italy with $1.98 million on 503 screens. More importantly, the film made $33.53 million in China, but that was for a full seven-day opening.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes fell to fourth place with $16.6 million over the weekend for a two-month international total of $437.7 million, while worldwide it has $643.9 million. It earned second place in China with $27.02 million over the full week for a total of $74.33 million after two.

Into the Storm remained in fifth place with $11.6 million in 54 markets for a month-long total of $65.7 million. It earned first place in Mexico with $3.36 million on 1,472 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.71 million. It wasn't as strong in Australia earning second place with $1.88 million on 336 screens over the weekend.

Guardians of the Galaxy fell to sixth place with $11.5 million over the weekend for totals of $291.6 million internationally and $586.4 million worldwide. It had no major market openings this weekend, but it debuts in Japan this coming weekend.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell to seventh place with $8.7 million in 48 markets for totals of $125.6 million internationally and $300.3 million worldwide after a month of release. The film has a number of major markets left to open in, so $400 million worldwide isn't an unreasonable goal to set.

Tazza: The Hidden Card opened in first place in South Korea with $8.1 million.

But Always opened in third place in China with $7.05 million.

Deliver Us from Evil rounded out the top ten with $6.91 million on 2,552 screens in 43 markets for a total of $34.31 million. This is more than it made domestically and more than it cost to make, so as long as it does well on the home market, it should break even. The film opened in third place in Spain with $1.06 million on 282 screens. It only managed fifth place in France with $988,000 on 238 screens and sixth in Germany with $980,000 on 279 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.24 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hercules, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Deliver Us from Evil, The Expendables 3, Into the Storm, Lucy