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International Box Office: G.I. Joe Saves the World

April 3rd, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation opened in first place with $80.3 million in 54 markets, which is already more than its domestic pace, and it has yet to open in Japan and China. Clearly this film is going to do better internationally than it will domestically, which is a trend we have been seeing for a long time. The film's biggest opening came from Russia with $8.84 million on 1,267 screens. It was also the number one film in South Korea with $5.14 million on 761 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.98 million. Germany was close behind with $4.29 million on 461 screens for a total opening of $4.67 million. The film topped the chart in Mexico with $4.13 million on 1,503 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.94 million. It also earned first place in Australia ($4.04 million on 412 screens), in France ($3.42 million on 487), and in Brazil ($2.77 million on 492 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.08 million). On the other hand, it only managed second place in both the U.K. with $4.25 million on 419 screens and in Spain with $1.71 million on 515 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.51 million.

The Croods was pushed into second place with $52.23 million on 12,943 screens in 59 markets for a still early total of $140.44 million. The film opened in first place in Australia with $4.04 million on 412. It remained in first place in the U.K. with $5.03 million on 535 screens over the weekend for a total of $16.16 million after two. It did slip to second place in Russia, but with a very strong weekend haul of $6.03 million on 2,166 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $22.08 million. The film has yet to open in France and some other markets and should reach $200 million shortly.

Seeking Mr. Right rose to third place with $26.78 million over the weekend for a total of $38.94 million after two. It is now playing in two markets, China being one of them. It led the way in its native market, but no further details were announced.

Jack The Giant Slayer slipped a spot to fourth place with $25.0 million on 11,000 screens in 57 markets for a total of $96.3 million after a month of release. The film debuted in China with $6.8 million on 3,120 screens during the full week. Meanwhile, it earned $2.77 million on 492 screens over the weekend in Brazil, for a total opening of $3.08 million, which was enough for first place in that market. On the other hand, it had to settle for third place in France with $2.35 million on 489 screens and fourth place in Italy with $1.38 million on 367.

Oz the Great and Powerful fell to fifth place with $22.2 million in 57 markets for totals of $214.0 million internationally and $412.4 million worldwide. It will probably need to get to $500 million worldwide to break even, which is probably out of reach. Fortunately, it should sell well on the home market and get over the top.

The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel opened in second place in China and sixth place internationally with $12.19 million.

The Host made it in the top ten for the first time with $9.06 million in 23 markets for an early total of $10.83 million. Its best opening came in Russia, but it only managed fourth place with $2.66 million on 784 screens there. It managed fifth place in the U.K. with $1.51 million on 432.

Dragonball Z opened in first place in Japan and eighth place internationally with $7.36 million on 312 screens.

Himmatwala was next with $7.14 million in 4 markets, which is good for an Indian film.

Identity Thief rounded out the top ten with $5.4 million on 2,057 screens in 25 markets for an early total of $16.27 million. It was in third place with $1.91 million opening on 415 screens in Germany, including previews. The film added $1.17 million on 441 screens in the U.K. for a two-week total of $4.48 million in that market.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Croods, The Host, Jack the Giant Slayer, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Oz the Great and Powerful, Identity Thief