Follow us on

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 23rd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies remained in first place with $109 million in 59 markets for a two-week total of $269 million internationally and $358 million worldwide. It is still too early to tell where this film will end up, but by this time next week it should be well past $500 million worldwide, which is enough to pay for its production budget. The film debuted in first place in South Korea with $10.3 million. Meanwhile, it was tops in Spain and Italy with $6.5 million and $6.1 million respectively. Despite opening in nearly two dozen new markets, the film's biggest market was a holdover, Germany, where it added $13.3 million over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $38.6 million. It was also strong in the U.K. earning $8.5 million over the weekend for a total of $31.8 million after two, while in France the film made $8.2 million over the weekend for $25.5 million, also after two weeks of release.

Gone with the Bullets opened in first place in China with $36 million over the weekend for a total opening of $54.29 million. China is the biggest single international market and the only market that can release $100 million home grown hits on a semi-regular basis. Granted, this film hasn't hit the century mark yet, but after this start, it shouldn't have too much trouble getting there.

P.K. opened in first place in India with $21.00 million. Adding in other international markets, the film's opening weekend was $25.28 million. India also tends to have really short legs, but this is a fantastic opening and even if it doesn't make this much for the rest of its run, it will still be a profitable movie.

Penguins of Madagascar remained in fourth place with $16.5 million in 54 markets over the weekend for an international total of $135.6 million after six weeks of release. This past weekend it opened in first place in Mexico ($5.1 million) and third place in France ($3.9 million).

Big Hero 6 rose to fifth place with $11.5 million over the weekend for a still early total of $81.6 million. The film earned $5.35 million on 540 screens in Japan. The only other Disney film to open with more than that in Japan was Frozen, and that film earned more than $200 million in total there. If Big Hero 6 gets to $50 million in Japan, it will be reason to celebrate.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was next earning sixth place with $10.9 million in 29 markets. The film opened in two major markets earning second place in Germany with $2 million and third place in the U.K. with $2.9 million.

Paddington slipped a spot to seventh earning $10 million over the weekend for a total of $60 million after a month of of release. Of that total, $28.3 million has been earned in the U.K., including $3.9 million this past weekend.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was right behind with $9.9 million in 82 markets over the weekend for totals of $351.0 million internationally and $640.4 million worldwide after a month of release.

Ode to My Father opened in first place in South Korea and ninth place internationally with $8.20 million on 966 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.01 million.

Exodus: Gods and Kings fell from second place to tenth place with $7.9 million in 37 markets over the weekend for a total of $62.3 million after three weeks of release. It had no major market openings, which partially explains its sharp decline.


-

Filed under: International Box Office, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, 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