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International Box Office: Furious Eight... Hundred Million

April 16th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

Furious 7 remained just as dominant at the international box office this weekend as it did in its opening weekend earning $198.7 million in 66 markets for totals of $550.47 million internationally and $802.0 million worldwide. It became the first film in the franchise and just the 46th film overall to crack the $800 million market worldwide. This past weekend, the film earned first place in China with $63.24 million in just one day. The film opened on Sunday there, with a record opening day for that market, which was close to its opening day domestic box office. The film opened in first place in Russia with $15.86 million on 1,184 screens. At this pace, the film will top $1 billion over the weekend and I can't imagine the studio won't try to make an eighth installment.

Wolf Warriors was a distant second place with $18 million over the weekend for a total of $69.73 million, all of which was earned in its native China.

Home reached the century mark internationally with $15.7 million in 57 markets over the weekend for totals of $113.4 million internationally and $242.5 million worldwide. Its biggest opening came from Brazil, where it earned $2.3 million on 675 screens. Its biggest holdover came from the U.K., where it managed third place with $2.30 million in 546 theaters, for a three-week total of $24.47 million.

Cinderella fell to fourth place with $12.6 million in 54 markets over the weekend for month-long totals of $256.0 million internationally and $436.7 million worldwide. The film has yet to open in Japan and it has a real shot at $500 million worldwide, depending on how well it does there. However, since it has likely already broken even, there's little it needs to prove.

Kingsman: The Secret Service remained in fifth place with $8.9 million in 33 markets over the weekend for totals of $267.6 million internationally and $392.1 million worldwide. Its biggest market was China, where it earned $18.87 million on 4,104 screens over the full week for a total of $75.14 million after three.

Let's Get Married was right behind with $8.5 million over the weekend for a total of $43.38 million after two weeks of release in its native China.

Insurgent remained in seventh spot with $7.9 million in 83 markets for totals of $135.3 million internationally and $250.0 million worldwide. It is now in a virtual tie with its predecessor internationally, but it still needs $35 million to match the original film worldwide. It could still get there.

Puorquoi j'ai (pas) opened in eighth place with $3.5 million in its native France.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water slipped a spot to ninth with $3.2 million in 35 markets for totals of $142.3 million internationally and $303.6 million worldwide. The film has made more internationally than the original made worldwide. There's no way the studio isn't ecstatic over this result.

The Longest Ride opened in tenth place with $3.0 million in 28 markets. Its biggest opening came from Australia where it earned $1.1 million on 213 screens. Nicholas Sparks' movies rarely do well internationally, so this poor start is not a surprise.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Home, The Longest Ride, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Furious 7, Cinderella, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Zan men jie hun ba, Fast and the Furious, Nicholas Sparks