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International Box Office: Oblivion Begins Early

April 17th, 2013

Oblivion started its international run a week before its domestic debut and it did so earning first place in 48 of the 52 markets it opened in. Overall, the film finished first with $60.43 million on 7,637 screens in 52 markets. This is a good start, but not a great start. Fortunately, the studio was only expecting a good start, so they should be happy. Its biggest market was Russia, where it earned $9.30 million on 873 screens, while it also did well in the U.K. with $7.59 million on 520. Its performance in South Korea was not as strong at $3.60 million on 631 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.17 million. The film had similar openings in France ($3.82 million on 574 screens) and in Australia ($3.46 million on 353). Spain ($2.95 million on 373); Mexico ($2.79 million on 1,091); and Germany ($2.77 million on 600) produced nearly identical results. Finally, Brazil ($2.09 million on 479) and Italy ($2.04 million on 503) were virtually tied. The film finished in first place in all of these markets, and going by these results, it should open in first place here with $40 million, or at least relatively close to that figure.

The Croods remained in second place, again, this time earning $25.50 million on 10,039 screens in 65 markets for totals of $244.66 million internationally and $387.10 million worldwide. It earned second place in its debut in France with $3.15 million on 661 screens. It also added $3.06 million on 541 screens in the U.K. for a total in that market of $34.81 million.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation fell to third place with $15.6 million on 7,368 screens in 61 markets for totals of $168.3 million internationally and $270.8 million worldwide. It has earned more internationally than Rise of the Cobra did and it will overtake the worldwide total shortly. And, it did this on a significantly lower budget.

Seeking Mr. Right slipped to fourth with $12.07 million over the weekend for a total of $75.42 million after four. Of that total, $74.42 million was earned in China, including $11.93 million this past weekend. (The rest has come from Hong Kong.) This should be enough to help it expand beyond those two markets, and cross $100 million with ease.

A Wedding Invitation opened in second place in China and fifth place internationally with $9.80 million. It is a South Korean co-production, so it will be interesting to see how well it does there.

The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel fell to third place in China and sixth place internationally with $8.71 million over the weekend for a total of $39.62 million after three.

Drug War was right behind with $7.68 million over the weekend and $20.61 million after two, all of which it earned in China.

Oz the Great and Powerful hit a major milestone topping $250 million internationally. It added $6.0 million on 5,605 screens in 55 markets for a total of $251.8 million internationally, while its worldwide total rose to $471.2 million. It was in fifth place in China with $4.61 million over the weekend for a total of $25.5 million after three.

Jack The Giant Slayer fell to ninth place with $5.0 million on 4,881 screens in 55 markets over the weekend for a total of $126.0 million after seven weeks of release. This is double what the film has made domestically, which is the good news. The bad news is its worldwide running tally is just $189 million, which is still less than what it cost to make. It needed to make $100 million domestically and $200 million internationally just have have a hope of breaking even sometime on the home market.

Saving General Yang rounded out the top ten with $4.48 million in 5 markets for a two-week total of $11.91 million. It fell to sixth place in China with $3.84 million over the weekend and $8.9 million after two.


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