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International Box Office: Jupiter Ascends to the Top

March 12th, 2015

Jupiter Ascending poster

Jupiter Ascending returned to the international chart in first place with $25.3 million in 53 markets for a month-long total of $107.0 million internationally. This includes a first place, $23.08 million debut on 7,028 screens in China. If the film can have even middling legs in China, it will overtake its production budget on the global box office. However, it needed to make twice that to break even.

Big Hero 6 rose to second place with $19.6 million in 25 markets for totals of $383.5 million internationally and $604.8 million worldwide. The film is the 97th film to reach that milestone on the worldwide chart. This week it "debuted" in China with $29.89 million for the full week and a total opening of $43.49 million during its nine-day debut. The film has likely already broken even, even before looking at its home market numbers.

Focus rose to third place with $18.1 million in 49 markets for a two-week total of $37.3 million. Its biggest debut came from Mexico, where it earned $2.5 million on 1,554 screens. Its debuts in Italy ($2.1 million on 407 screens) and Australia ($2.1 million on 271) were close behind.

Kingsman: The Secret Service fell a couple of spots to fourth with $16.9 million on 6,411 screens in 73 markets for totals of $150.6 million internationally and $248.6 million worldwide. Its biggest market was South Korea, where it added $3.91 million on 633 screens over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $30.83 million. I assume there is already a plan in the works to turn this movie into a franchise.

Fifty Shades of Grey fell from first to fifth with $16.5 million in 59 countries for a four-week total of $370.29 million internationally. Worldwide, the film crossed the $500 million mark and its running tally was $526.66 million at the end of the weekend.

American Sniper slipped to sixth place with $14.6 million in 57 markets for totals of $163.0 million internationally and $500.1 million worldwide. The film's only major market opening came in Russia, but it only managed sixth place with $339,000 on 527 screens over the weekend.

Chappie was next with $13.84 million on 4,990 screens in 44 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $14.08 million. Its biggest market was Russia, where it opened in second place with $2.69 million on 1,213 screens over the weekend. On the other hand, it only managed fourth place in the U.K. with $1.51 million in 459 theaters.

From Vegas to Macau II, a.k.a., The Man from Macau II, fell to eighth place on the international box office with $10 million over the weekend for a total of $139.65 million after three weeks of release.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water landed in ninth place with $9.6 million on 6,676 screens in 51 markets for totals of $110.4 million internationally and $259.1 million worldwide.

Wolf Totem rounded out the top ten with $9.5 million over the weekend in China for a four-week total of $99.71 million in its native market.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Jupiter Ascending, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Hero 6, Fifty Shades of Grey, Chappie, Focus, American Sniper