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International Box Office: $400 million for 50 Shades

February 25th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey remained in first place internationally with $68.1 million on 10,323 screens in 58 markets for totals of $280.5 million internationally and $409.7 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this weekend, but it does open in South Korea this weekend. It is already the biggest hit of the year after just ten days of release and it has made enough to justify a sequel. However, its legs are definitely weak and I'm don't think the sequel will match its box office dominance.

Kingsman: The Secret Service rose a spot to second place with $33.4 million on 5,940 screens in 59 markets for totals of $86.8 million internationally and $154.7 million worldwide. The film did extremely well in Taiwan earning $3.4 million on 125 screens, while it pulled in $2.3 million on 300 screens in Malaysia. On the other hand, it only managed third place in France with $3.3 million on 497. The film remained in second place in South Korea with $6.94 million on 728 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $17.77 million.

Dragon Blade opened in first place in China with $33 million over the weekend for a total of $54.84 million after four days of release. It was one of five Chinese films to reach the top ten internationally. I'm going to say that again, because it is so shocking. There were five Chinese films in the top ten of the international chart this past weekend. Five.

From Vegas to Macau II, a.k.a., The Man from Macau II, was right behind with $29.0 million over the weekend and $43.10 million after four days of release.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water remained in fifth place with $21.9 million in 44 markets for a total of $76.0 million. The film opened in second place in Germany with $5.3 million on 503 screens. It only managed fourth place in France with $3 million on 634. It struggled in South Korea with $949,000 on 357 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.35 million. This was only enough for sixth place.

American Sniper bounced back onto the chart in sixth place with $21.8 million in 54 markets for a two-month total of $109.6 million internationally. The film opened in first place in France with $6.3 million on 411 screens, while it did well in neighboring Spain with $3.2 million on 380 screens. It earned $2.6 million on 1,457 screens in Mexico and $1.8 million on 173 screens in Brazil. In all four of those markets, it earned a record opening for Clint Eastwood. On the other hand, the director only earned his second biggest opening in Japan with $2.8 million on 333 screens. Letters from Iwo Jima was the only Clint Eastwood movie to open better there.

Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal opened in third place in China and seventh internationally with $17 million over the weekend for a total opening of $31.20 million in its native market.

Wolf Totem was next with $14 million over the weekend for a total of $32.33 million.

China wasn't the only international market represented in the top ten. Detective K The Labour's Daughter or Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island, remained in first place in its native South Korea and ninth internationally with $12.5 million on 817 screens over the long weekend for a two-week total of $22.84 million.

Where Are We Going? Dad 2 rounded out the top ten with $11.5 million over the weekend for a total opening of $20.65 million.

Big Hero 6 fell out of the top ten with $11 million in 27 million over the weekend for a total of $326 million internationally and $546 million worldwide after four months of release.

Triumph In The Skies opened in sixth place in China and 12th place internationally with $10 million over the weekend for a total opening of $12.68 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Hero 6, Fifty Shades of Grey, American Sniper, Zhong Kui fu mo: Xue yao mo ling, Triumph in the Skies, Tian jiang xiong shi, Clint Eastwood