International Box Office: Rise Rose to the Top
December 13th, 2012
Rise Of The Guardians reached first place on the international chart with $26.71 million on 9,620 screens in 58 markets for a total of $91.33 million. The film had no major market openings, but it did rise to first place in the U.K. with $2.57 million on 495 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.51 million after two. It also remained in first place in France with $2.86 million on 649 screens, giving it a two-week total of $7.79 million. The film does have a few more markets left to open in, including Australia this coming weekend, so it should earn enough to break even sooner rather than later.
Back To 1942 opened in second place with 23.80 million in 5 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $45.40 million. Like most Chinese films, no other details were given.
Life of Pi climbed a spot to third place with $23.42 million on 5,649 screens in 15 markets for a total of $105.42 million. The century mark is an important milestone for the movie, especially since it got there so early. The film has yet to open in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Australia, Russia, Japan, not to mention countless smaller markets. Granted, it has made nearly $70 million in China alone, which does mess with the averages, but it also has $6.08 million after just two weeks in Spain, including $2.11 million on 702 screens this past weekend. If it can do that well on a relative basis in other major markets, then getting to $200 million will be easy.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 fell from first to fourth with $22.61 million on 8,055 screens in 66 markets for a total of $482.92 million internationally and $751.61 million worldwide. Getting to $800 million worldwide will be a breeze, making it the first in the franchise to reach that milestone.
Skyfall is still going strong in fifth place with $20.70 million on 5,584 screens in 84 markets for a total of $656.74 million internationally and $918.14 million worldwide. As of the end of the weekend, it was in 23rd place on the all time chart, and it has already climbed above that spot in the meantime. If the film had no major markets left to open in, it would still have a chance to reach $1 billion, especially with a potential Christmas boost. With China still ahead, getting to the ten-digit mark will be a lot easier. Hell, China is one of the few markets where reaching $100 million isn't a pipe dream.
Khiladi 786 almost matched its name with $7.78 million over the weekend. Unfortunately, like so many other Indian films, there are no further details.
Wreck-It Ralph returned to the top ten in seventh place with $6.0 million on 4,817 screens in 26 markets for a total of $51.5 million. The film had to settle for second place in France with $2.23 million on 624 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.81 million, while it only managed third place in Germany with $1.96 million on 512 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.13 million. It is certainly weaker internationally than is was domestically, at least so far. Perhaps arcades were less popular internationally than they were domestically.
The Last Supper opened in eighth place with $4.56 million over the weekend for a total opening of $10.82 million. All of that came from China, but that's all the details we have.
26 Years remained in first place in South Korea with $4.19 million on 610 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.25 million after two.
Pitch Perfect entered the top ten for the first time with $4.0 million on 435 screens over the weekend for an early total of $8.95 million. A big chunk of that came from Australia where the film debuted in second place with $2.72 million on 290 screens, while if you add in last week's previews, it made $3.74 million.
As expected, Hotel Transylvania reached the $300 million mark on the worldwide chart. Also as expected, it fell out of the top ten in the process. It was close earning eleventh place with $3.96 million on 3,009 screens in 61 markets for totals of $158.15 million internationally and $301.98 million worldwide.
Filed under: Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, Skyfall, Wreck-It Ralph, Pitch Perfect, Hotel Transylvania