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International Box Office: Guardians Hit Gold in China, but Dracula Tops Chart

October 16th, 2014

Dracula Untold poster

Dracula Untold rose to first place with $33.9 million in 42 markets for a two-week total of $62.6 million. This week's biggest new market was Russia, where it pulled in first place with $9.81 million on 1,068 screens. It opened in second place in South Korea with $2.65 million on 477 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.29 million. Mexico led the holdovers with $2.78 million on 1,624 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $9.30 million in that market.

Guardians of the Galaxy returned to the top ten in second place with $32 million over the weekend for totals of $365 million internationally and $687 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in China with $30.67 million, which is a good start for a movie in that market, but not an elite opening.

Gone Girl slipped to third place with $27 million in 52 markets for an international total of $63 million after two weeks of release. The film opened in first place in France with $3.54 million on 429 screens, while it debuted in second place in Spain with $1.56 million on 455. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $4.93 million on 563 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $15.76 million. At this pace, $100 million is guaranteed, while it will quickly climb to David Fincher's career best.

Annabelle was tied for third place with $27 million in 44 markets for a total of $60.3 million after three weeks of release. The film opened in second place in France, a really close second place with $3.47 million on 219 screens, which was less than $100,000 behind Gone Girl. It earned third place in the U.K. with $3.12 million on 381 screens. On the other hand, the film grabbed first place in Brazil with $2.99 million on 395 screens.

The Maze Runner climbed a spot to fifth place with $13.7 million in 62 markets for an international total of $140.5 million after a month of release. The film opened in second place in the U.K. with $3.28 million on 491 screens, while it managed third place in Italy with $1.27 million on 323.

Breakup Buddies plummeted from first to sixth with $13 million over the weekend for a total of $151.94 million. This includes $48.95 million in China, but that was for the full week.

The Equalizer remained in seventh place with $11.5 million in 86 markets over the weekend for a total of $56.93 million after three weeks of release. It likely won't get to $100 million internationally, but given its domestic numbers and its production budget, it won't have to earn much more to break even before it reaches the home market. The film opened in first place in Germany with $2.31 million on 507 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.52 million, while it placed second in Italy with $1.26 million on 285.

One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert was next with $5 million in 26 markets. This includes a first place opening in Italy with $1.42 million on 249 screens. On the other hand, the film only managed fourth place in Mexico with $669,000 on 190.

Bang Bang fell to ninth place with $4.7 million in 7 markets over the weekend for a two-week total of $35.8 million.

My Love, My Bride earned first place in South Korea and tenth place internationally with $3.65 million on 629 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.88 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Dracula Untold, The Equalizer, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Maze Runner, Gone Girl, David Fincher