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International Box Office: Lost in a Maze

October 1st, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

The Maze Runner easily won the race for top spot on the international chart with $28.8 million in 62 markets for a three-week total of $92.4 million. This is already enough to cover its production budget, so the studio should be very, very happy. The film remained in first place in South Korea with $4.37 million on 655 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.94 million after two weeks of release. It also topped the charts in Russia with $3.13 million on 1,486 screens for a two-week total of $10.49 million. The film has yet to open in Italy, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, and others. It should surpass $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide before it is done. That is excellent for a film that cost $34 million to make.

The Equalizer opened in second place with $17.8 million in 64 markets. Its biggest and best market was the U.K. where it earned first place with $3.07 million. It earned second place in Russia with $2.91 million on 1,004 screens. The film opened in second place in Mexico with $1.31 million on 867 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.47 million. It placed second in Brazil with $1.27 million on 335.

Dearest opened in first place in China with $15.85 million during its four-day opening.

Lucy fell to fourth place with $11.1 million in 64 markets for totals of $269.1 million internationally and $394.6 million worldwide. This includes a first place opening in Italy, where it pulled in $3.24 million on 492 screens.

The Boxtrolls entered on the international top ten in fifth place with $5.4 million in 16 markets for a still early total of $17.9 million. The film debuted in Russia, but only managed fifth place with $1.22 million on 890 screens. Its best market so far has been the U.K., where it pulled in $8.05 million after three weeks of release, including $1.84 million on 519 screens this past weekend. This is not a great start, but it wasn't a terribly expensive movie to make, so it should earn a profit, even if it isn't a monster hit.

Sex Tape slipped to sixth place with $5.1 million in 42 markets for totals of $78.6 million international and $117.1 million worldwide. It has made enough to cover its production budget, but it will need some help covering its P&A budget.

Guardians of the Galaxy was next with $4.0 million in 33 markets for totals of $325.1 million internationally and $644.3 million worldwide. The film has yet to open in China, which is an unpredictable market. It might bomb, or it could earn $100 million there.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was in a tie for seventh place with $4.0 million in 40 markets for totals of $155.2 million internationally and $342.4 million worldwide. The film has yet to open in half-a-dozen major markets, so it is obviously going to bring in a lot more money before its international run is over.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes fell from third place to ninth earning $3.4 million in 11 markets for totals of $488.5 million internationally and $696.1 million worldwide. The film is coasting on holdovers, but it should still last long enough to get to $700 million worldwide and maybe $500 million internationally, which is more than enough to be a huge hit.

Into the Storm rounded out the top ten with $3.2 million in 38 markets for an international total of $106.2 million.


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