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International Box Office: Furious has Billion Dollar Run

April 22nd, 2015

Furious 7 poster

Furious 7 again dominated the weekend international box office chart earning $166.9 million on 17,834 screens in 67 markets for totals of $857.86 million internationally and $1.152 billion worldwide. This is the first film from Universal to reach $1 billion during its initial run (Jurassic Park got there during its 3D re-release). After opening in China last Sunday, the film made $186.60 million for the week giving it an eight-day total of $250.02 million there. It got to that milestone faster than any film and it is just $70 million behind Age of Extinction in that market. This is simply a stunning result. On the other hand, the film only managed third place in Japan with $6.2 million.

Ever Since We Love opened in second place in China and internationally with $11.59 million.

Home remained in third place with $11.4 million in 72 markets for totals of $129.9 million internationally and $272.8 million worldwide. Its only new major market this weekend was France where it earned third place with $1.57 million on 615 screens. This isn't a great opening, but the film has done well enough in most other markets that the studio should still be happy.

Dragonball Z Ressurrection F, the 19th film in the franchise, earned first place in Japan and fourth place internationally with $7.6 million on 653 screens.

Cinderella slipped a spot to fifth with $7.5 million over the weekend for month-long totals of $271.4 million internationally and $457.9 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it has yet to open in Japan.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opened in sixth place with $7.3 million in 35 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $10.3 million. The film's biggest opening came from Mexico where it earned $1.81 million on 1,054 screens, which was enough for second place. It only managed fourth place in Australia with $1.20 million on 207 screens.

Run All Night returned to the chart in seventh place with $6.3 million in 52 markets over the weekend for a month-long total of $28.3 million. This includes a fourth place opening in Russia with $712,000 on 750 screens. It placed third in Spain, but with only $574,000 on 304 screens.

Insurgent was next with $4.3 million in 80 markets for totals of $142.3 million internationally and $262.9 million worldwide. The film is coasting on holdovers, but has made enough to break even early in its home market run.

Mr. X managed ninth place with $3.2 million in 7 markets. Most Indian films never reach the top ten on the international chart, so this is a good result in that regard.

Shaun the Sheep returned to the chart in tenth place with $3.2 million in 13 markets for an international total of $54.0 million. This includes a second place, $746,000 opening on 391 screens in Spain.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Home, Furious 7, Cinderella, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Run All Night, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Unfriended, Shaun the Sheep, Mr. X