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International Box Office: Kung Fu Fights Past Another Milestone

June 22nd, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 remained in top spot on the international chart with $58.16 million on 11,244 screens in 54 markets for totals of $284.22 million internationally and $427.89 million worldwide. The film opened in France and Germany with nearly identical results with $6.91 million on 725 screens in the former and $6.91 million on 699 screens in the latter. (The result in Germany does include some previews.) So far the film has made an estimated $77 million in China, which is by far the film's biggest market.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is closing in on $1 billion worldwide. No film that has made $1 billion worldwide has finished with less than $300 million domestically, but it is becoming more likely that this film will be the first. On the other hand, with international markets becoming more important, this could become a much more likely scenario in the future. This weekend it earned $26.15 million on 10,593 screens in 65 markets for a total of $732.20 million internationally and $952.95 million worldwide. Its biggest market of the weekend was Japan at $5.82 million on 800 screens giving it a total of $88.55 million after a month of release in that market.

The Hangover 2 climbed a spot to third place with $22.03 million on 5,397 screens in 55 markets for a total of $254.24 million internationally and $487.35 million worldwide, which is more than the original finished with. It is also very close to becoming the first R-rated comedy to reach $500 million worldwide. It is quickly running out of major markets left to open in with just Spain this weekend and Japan next month, but the film is already a huge success.

X-Men: First Class was right behind with $21.31 million on 8,919 screens in 67 markets for a total of $163.32 million internationally and $283.68 million worldwide. It is very close to overtaking X-Men's worldwide total, while if it can reach $350 million worldwide, it would be seen as an unqualified box office hit. I think it is already a success, when you take into account potential home market sales, plus merchandise, etc.

Beginning Of The Great Revival opened in China with $17.94 million on just 430 screens. That was enough for first place in its home market and fifth place internationally.

Green Lantern made its debut on the international chart with $15.91 million on 2,603 screens in 13 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $16.28 million. It scored first place in the U.K. with just $3.99 million on 478 screens. By comparison, that's less than half of what X-Men: First Class or Thor managed in those markets. In Russia it earned second place with $2.45 million on 776 screens, while in South Korea it bombed landing in sixth place with $842,000 on 423 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.00 million.

Super 8 grew 80% to $12.09 million on 2,446 screens in 29 markets for a still early total of $21.56 million. It grabbed first place in Russia with $4.30 million on 840 screens, but had to settle for fourth place in South Korea with $1.68 million on 493 screens over the weekend and a total opening of $1.95 million. Meanwhile in Australia, the film was down 39% but remained in third place with $1.65 million on 379 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.67 million after two. It is still too early to tell where the film will end up. After it opens in Japan this weekend, we might have a better idea, but we will likely have to wait till August when it opens in the U.K., Germany, France, Mexico, Brazil, etc. to know for sure.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Green Lantern, The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, X-Men: First Class, Super 8