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International Box Office: Maze Runs Down Competition

September 24th, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

Just as it did on the domestic chart, The Maze Runner earned first place on the international chart. It did so with $38.0 million in 51 markets for an early total of $50.7 million. Its biggest market was Russia, where it placed first with $5.59 million on 1,748 screens, while South Korea was close behind with $4.88 million on 648 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.41 million. It also earned first place in Australia with $3.19 million on 305 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.31 million. The final major market debut of the weekend was Brazil, where it earned first place with $1.96 million on 316 screens. It slipped to second place in Mexico with $1.73 million on 996 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $5.92 million.

Lucy slipped to second place with $12.8 million in 35 markets for totals of $253.0 million internationally and $377.8 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings, but remained strong in Russia slipping to second place with $3.92 million on 1,012 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $16.87 million.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose to third place with $8.3 million in 16 markets for totals of $478.2 million internationally and $685.5 million worldwide. The film opened in its final market, Japan, earning second place with $1.93 million on 712 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.61 million.

Sex Tape remained in fourth place with $7.50 million on 2,687 screens for a total of $71.15 million after ten weeks of release. This is nearly double what it made domestically and likely close enough to cover its entire production budget. It still needs to cover its P&A budget, but it should get there sometime during its home market run.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remained in fifth place with $7.1 million in 49 markets for totals of $148.2 million internationally and $333.2 million worldwide. The film dominated the box office in Italy with $2.14 million on 647 screens, which was more than double its nearest competitor.

Non-Stop opened in first place in China with $7.28 million over the weekend, which was enough to give the film sixth place internationally. It also lifted its international total to $95 million, which is just ahead of its domestic final.

One Step Away was right behind with $6.31 million, all of which was also earned in China.

Into the Storm fell to eighth place with $5.7 million in 37 markets for an international total of $100.5 million. The film cost $50 million to make, so it has nearly made back its production budget with just the international numbers. Add in its domestic number and its home market numbers and it should break even relatively soon.

Guardians of the Galaxy remained in ninth place with $5.2 million in 38 markets over the weekend for totals of $318.6 million internationally and $632.3 million worldwide. The film is in a virtual tie with Thor: The Dark World, but it likely won't climb any higher on the Avengers chart.

Hercules rounded out the top ten with $5.1 million in 31 markets for an international total of $146.9 million after two months of release. It has made enough worldwide to cover its production budget, more or less, so it should break even sometime on the home market.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hercules, The Maze Runner, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sex Tape, Non-Stop, Into the Storm, Lucy