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International Box Office: Elysium Returns to the Top

September 6th, 2013

Elysium returned to first place with $17.89 million on 5,056 screens in 55 markets for an international total of $97.87 million. The film earned second place in South Korea with an estimated $5 million on 588 screens, including weekday numbers. It earned first place in Italy, albeit with a lower opening of $2.06 million on 404 screens. The film has yet to open in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and other markets, but it will need a lot of help to break even any time soon.

One Direction: This is Us began its international run in second place with $14.82 million on 3,279 screens in 53 markets. The film opened in first place in the U.K. with $3.43 million on 1,045 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.39 million. On the other hand, it only managed fifth place in Mexico with $1.10 million on 571 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.41 million. It was even worse in France, where it placed ninth with $684,000 on 100 screens over the weekend for a total of $707,000.

The Conjuring crossed the century mark this weekend, which is a great milestone given its production budget. The film earned third place with $12.1 million on 4,300 screens in 41 markets for totals of $109.5 million internationally and $243.4 million worldwide. The film's best market of the weekend was Mexico, where it added $3.92 million on 1,411 screens over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $10.93 million. It covered its production budget and its P&A budget domestically, so it likely pulled in about $30 million in pure profit from its international run. Additionally, it has yet to open in Brazil, South Korea, Japan, and other markets.

Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters remained in fourth place with $11.4 million on 6,630 screens in 48 markets for a total of $82.60 million. The film has yet to open in a number of major markets, but I don't think it will do well enough in those to matter.

Monsters University fell from third to fifth with $11.0 million in 54 markets for totals of $450.9 million internationally and $714.5 million worldwide. It became the fourth Pixar film to reach the $700 million worldwide mark, as well as the fourth film released in 2013 to reach that milestone.

We're the Millers bounced back earning sixth place with $10.9 million on 3,000 screens in 33 markets for an international total of $39.5 million. It opened in first place in Germany with $2.28 million on 427 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.46 million. It did well enough domestically to ensure profitability on the home market, so the international numbers are not needed to break even. That said, every dollar helps.

Grown Ups 2 were next with $10.55 million on 3,743 screens in 56 markets for totals of $72.02 million internationally and $202.04 million worldwide. It managed first place in Russia with $4.04 million on 909 screens, which is a bit of a surprise. It doesn't seem like a natural fit in that market.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones rose to eighth place with $9.2 million in 21 markets for a total of $21.0 million. Its biggest opening came from Germany where it placed fourth with $1.69 million on 496 screens. On the other hand, it earned second place in Mexico with $1.63 million on 898 screens. Meanwhile, it placed third in Italy with $956,000 on 436 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.26 million.

The Smurfs 2 slipped to ninth place with $8.76 million on 6,034 screens in 68 markets for totals of $189.32 million internationally and $255.43 million worldwide. Like I said last week, this is enough to save face, but not enough justify The Smurfs 3. Not unless the merchandising numbers are great.

Now You See Me fell to tenth place with $8.7 million in 63 markets for totals of $191.3 million internationally and $308.3 million worldwide. This is more than enough to break even.


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Filed under: International Box Office, We're the Millers, Monsters University, Elysium, The Smurfs 2, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Now You See Me, Grown Ups 2, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, One Direction: This is Us, The Conjuring