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International Box Office: Genisys Takes Over the World

July 9th, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: Genisys expanded its market count to 47 over the weekend, which allowed it to rise to first place with $74.0 million for a two-week total of $85.5 million internationally. Its biggest new market was Russia, where it dominated with $11.17 million on 2,192 screens over the weekend. South Korea was close behind with $9.24 million on 1,113 screens for a total opening of $11.06 million. The film earned first place in Mexico with $4.73 million on 1,307 for a total opening of $6.18 million. It only managed second place in Brazil with $3.9 million on 1,012. In all four markets, the film set records for the franchise. It wasn't as lucky in the U.K., where it opened in second place with $5.83 million in 536 theaters. That's about on par with its opening here in the US. The goal for the film is to earn over $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide. If it can get there, then the film will likely break even, eventually. On the other hand, "breaking even" isn't enough to justify continuing the reboot trilogy.

Minions remained in second place with $54.3 million on 5,244 screens in 26 markets for an international total of $124.2 million after three weeks of release. This includes 15 new markets... and 15 number one debuts. Its biggest new market was Germany, where it opened in first place with $9.81 million on 732 screens. It earned $6.12 million on 626 screens in Spain and $5.59 million on 170 screens in Argentina. Its biggest holdover was the U.K., where it added $9.59 million on 586 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $32.25 million. There are a number of smaller markets where the film has already topped Despicable Me 2's lifetime total and that's great news for its chances to top $1 billion worldwide. I'm not saying it is going to get there, but I'm really interested in keep track of its progress.

Jurassic World fell from first to third with $43.3 million in 66 markets for totals of $828.40 million internationally and $1.385 billion worldwide. It has just overtaken The Avengers: Age of Ultron to become the second-biggest worldwide hit of the year, behind fellow Universal release, Furious 7. The film finished its run in China with $226.13 million, making it the fourth-biggest film of all time in that market. It opens in Japan during the first weekend of August and it has its eye on $1.5 billion worldwide and perhaps even $1 billion internationally.

Monk Comes Down The Mountain opened in first place in China and fourth place internationally with $38.25 million during its four-day opening.

Inside Out rounded out the top five with $18.6 million in 44 markets over the weekend for an international total of $117.3 million and a worldwide total of $363.2 million. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it debuts in South Korea this weekend.

Ted 2 slipped a spot to sixth with $9.5 million on 3,830 in 31 markets for a two week total of $36.77 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but it debuts in the U.K. this coming weekend.

Northern Limit Line slipped to second place in South Korea, but rose to seventh place internationally with $6.84 million on 898 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $21.79 million.

Les Profs 2 was right behind with $6.8 million for a first place debut in its native France.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron returned to the top ten in ninth place with $6.6 million in 2 markets for totals of $929.3 million internationally and $1.384 billion worldwide. This includes a first place, $6.6 million opening in Japan, which was a record for the franchise.

Magic Mike XXL opened in tenth place with $6.2 million in 16 markets. The only market where it managed more than $1 million was the U.K., where it earned fourth place with $2.42 million on 498 screens. That is substantially lower than its predecessor opened with in that market.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, Furious 7, Inside Out, Terminator: Genisys, Ted 2, Magic Mike XXL, Les Profs 2, Terminator, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Magic Mike