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International Box Office: Thor Brightens the Day

November 7th, 2013

Thor: The Dark World made its international debut a week ahead of its domestic debut and it crushed the competition with $109.4 million in 36 markets. Its biggest market was the U.K., where it earned first place with $13.80 million on 522 screens. By comparison, the first Thor film managed $9.11 million on 500. If the film has a similar increase in its opening weekend here, it could open with $100 million. That's probably too optimistic; it did show growth in most major markets, just not as much as it did in the U.K. France was the second best new market with an opening of $9.94 million on 609 screens, compared to $8.69 million for its predecessor. Germany and Mexico were neck-and-neck with $8.31 million on 620 screens and $8.26 million on 2,482 respectively. Russia was strong with $7.59 million on 769 screens. Australia made $6.80 million on 609 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.98 million. Brazil was close behind with $6.69 million on 1,090 screens. In South Korea it made $6.11 million on 843 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.63 million. The only major market to see a decrease was Spain, where the film made $3.34 million on 717 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.82 million. By comparison, Thor made $5.58 million on 562 screens.

Gravity crossed $200 million internationally with $27.0 million on 5,400 screens in 51 markets for totals of $208.0 million internationally and $426.9 million worldwide. Its best market of the weekend came from France where it made $8.65 million on 491 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.99 million after two weekends of release. This weekend the film opens in the U.K. and by this time next weekend, it could be at nearly $500 million worldwide.

Sole A Catinelle opened in first place in Italy with $25.10 million on 1,121 screens. This is an incredible start for a film in this market.

Turbo slipped a spot to fourth with $12.2 million on 4,276 screens in 21 markets for totals of $186.3 million internationally and $269.1 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this weekend, in fact, its nearly done its run. This weekend it earned third place in France with $4.56 million on 664 screens for a three-week total of $19.92 million.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was right behind with $11.51 million on 5,026 screens in 43 markets for totals of $70.45 million internationally and $176.60 million worldwide. The film held on strongly with second place in the U.K. down just 3% to $3.31 million on 857 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.36 million.

Stalingrad rose into sixth place with $10.98 million on 7,960 screens in 3 markets for an international total of $59.15 million after four weeks of release. The film broke a record for biggest opening for a Russian film in China with $8.28 million, which was enough for first place in that market.

Captain Phillips slipped to seventh place with $9.84 million on 2,873 screens in 49 markets for a total of $43.37 million internationally. Its biggest international market was Italy, where it earned third place with $1.08 million on 344 screens.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa fell to eighth place with $6.0 million on 1,160 screens in 19 markets for a two-week total of $17.6 million. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it dipped just 8% in Germany with $2.69 million on 374 screens for a two-week total of $6.78 million.

Hotel Transylvania finally finished its international run earning third place in China with $5.64 million on 3,741 screens. In total, the film has $205.63 million internationally and $353.91 million worldwide.

Ender's Game entered the top ten for the first time with $4.8 million in 15 markets for a total of $9.1 million. The film opened in Russia, but only managed seventh place with $1.14 million on 742 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.46 million. It placed fifth in Italy, but with just $752,000 on 262 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $795,000. Its biggest market so far has been the U.K., where it has $3.95 million, including $747,000 on 420 screens this past weekend. This is a terrible start so far.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Ender's Game, Hotel Transylvania, Gravity, Turbo, Thor: The Dark World, Captain Phillips, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Stalingrad, Sole A Catinelle