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International Box Office: Monster Hunt Chomps Chinese Record Book

July 29th, 2015

Monster Hunt

Monster Hunt remained in first place on the international chart with $46 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $225 million. The film again dominated its home market (China) earning $113.16 million over the full week for a running tally of $221.41 million after eleven days of release. It became the biggest Chinese film in its native market and the third biggest film of all time, behind Transformers: Age of Extinction and the current record holder, Furious 7.

Minions climbed back to second place with $44.0 million in 61 markets over the weekend for totals of $497.8 million internationally and $760.3 million worldwide. It overtook Shrek Forever After for tenth place on the all-time animated list. More impressively, the film had no major market openings this past weekend, although it did earn first place in Peru with $1.89 million in 84 theaters. It still has to open in Japan, South Korea, Italy, and China. Even if the film had no more markets left to debut in, it would still have a good shot at $900 million worldwide. With these markets, $1 billion seems like an easy goal.

Ant-Man climbed a spot to third with $35.4 million in 49 markets for totals of $120.4 million internationally and $226.6 million worldwide. The film had to settle for third place in Germany with $1.68 million on 451 screens, while it only managed fourth place in Spain with $889,000 on 564. It has nearly matched its production budget internationally with many markets left to open in, so it should have no trouble breaking even early in its home market run.

Inside Out rose to fourth place with $28.3 million in 52 markets for totals of $229.8 million internationally and $550.2 million worldwide. The film dominated the box office in the U.K. with $11.51 million in 608 theaters. The film has made enough to cover its entire production budget and possibly all of its global advertising budget, so the studio should be very happy. Additionally, it has yet to open in a few major markets, including Italy, Germany, and China.

Jian Bing Man remained in second place in China, but fell to fifth place internationally with $25 million over the weekend for a total of $139.52 million.

Pixels entered the top ten for the first time with $21.4 million in 57 markets over the weekend for a total of $25.4 million. The film had a number of first place openings, starting with Mexico where it earned $3.54 million on 1,800 screens, while Brazil was close behind with $3.11 million on 754. The film also topped the charts in Russia with $2.57 million on 1,734. On the other hand, it had to settle for third place in France with $1.69 million on 500 screens.

Monkey King: Hero is Back was next with $17 million over the weekend in China for a total of $108.17 million. It became the first animated film to earn more than $100 million in China.

The Assassination opened in first place in South Korea and eighth place internationally with $16.87 million on 1,519 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $22.87 million. In South Korea, its weekend total was nearly twice what the entire rest of the market pulled in.

Terminator: Genisys fell to ninth place with $10.7 million in 65 markets over the weekend for totals of $219.4 million internationally and $305.1 million worldwide. The film can still earn a sequel, if it does well in China.

Paper Towns entered the chart in tenth place with $8 million in 38 markets over the weekend for a total of $16 million after two weeks of release. Its biggest new market was Mexico, where it made $1.5 million on 880 screens. The film only cost $12 million to $13 million to make, so it won't need to earn $100 million worldwide to break even.

Jurassic World fell out of the top ten, but it did climb above The Avengers on the worldwide chart with $1.542 billion vs. $1.519 billion.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Pixels, Minions, Inside Out, Terminator: Genisys, Paper Towns, Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai, Monster Hunt, Jian Bing Man