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International Box Office: Monster Hunt is Monster Hit

July 23rd, 2015

Monster Hunt

It is a special week on the international chart, as we have an international film in first place. Monster Hunt earned first place in China with an estimated $72 million over the weekend and a total opening of $107.58 million. (This includes less than $1 million in early previews.) This movie is a romantic comedy, of sorts, set in a world of CGI monsters. This is the kind of film that could have appeal in many markets outside of the usual markets Chinese films play in. Additionally, this is the kind of opening that will make distributors here interested in obtaining the rights. It is too soon to tell if it will have a global run, but it will be worth keeping an eye on.

Second place went to Jian Bing Man, which earned $69.02 million during its opening in China. It opens here this weekend in limited release, but it I don't think its box office chances here are great.

Minions fell to third place with $66.2 million in 57 markets over the weekend for totals of $409.1 million internationally and $624.9 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, while it doesn't have any major market openings this coming weekend either. Its run is over and it has yet to open in Japan, South Korea, Italy, and China. It could crack $1 billion before it even reaches China.

Ant-Man opened in fourth place with $56.4 million in 38 markets. Its biggest international market was the U.K. where it pulled in $6.27 million in 555 theaters, while Mexico was close behind with $5.30 million. It earned first place in Australia with $3.94 million in 577 theaters over the weekend for a total opening of $4.03 million. On the other hand, it had to settle for a very close second place in Russia with $4.73 million in 1,764 theaters. This week's new markets include Germany and Spain, while it doesn't finish its run til mid-September, when it opens in Japan and China.

Monkey King: Hero is Back opened in third place in China with $22.5 million and fifth on the international chart over the weekend for a two-week total of $75.12 million.

Terminator: Genisys fell to sixth place with $22.2 million in 65 markets over the weekend for a total of $196.8 million internationally. This pushed its worldwide total to $277.4 million. This is still the lowest total in the franchise since the first film, but it has yet to open in China, so that could change.

Inside Out slipped another spot to seventh with $21.3 million in 49 markets over the weekend for totals of $183.8 million internationally and $490.0 million worldwide. Its biggest opening came from Spain where it earned first place with $3.08 million on 776 screens. However, its biggest market of the week was South Korea where it rose to first place with $6.41 million in 931 theaters over the weekend for a two-week total of $14.08 million.

Jurassic World fell to eighth place with $12.3 million in 66 markets for totals of $902.3 million internationally and $1.514 billion worldwide. As of the end of the weekend, it was just ahead of Furious 7 and just behind The Avengers on the all-time chart.

Ted 2 slipped a spot to ninth place with $7.5 million in 44 markets for an international total of $66.0 million. This is also as much as it cost to make, while it has yet to open in a handful of major markets. Granted, this is well below the original, but if the film can get past $100 million internationally, then it will break even early in its home market run.

Magic Mike XXL rounded out the top ten with $5.8 million in 41 markets for an international total of $31.0 million. Like the previous film, this is well below its predecessor, but the film only cost $14.5 million to make, so even with its advertising budget likely being more than twice that, it is close to breaking even.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Minions, Inside Out, Terminator: Genisys, Ted 2, Magic Mike XXL, Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai, Monster Hunt, Jian Bing Man, Terminator