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International Box Office: Rogue Nation Goes International

August 6th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opened in first place on the international chart with $64.5 million in 41 markets. Its biggest opening by far came in South Korea, where it made $13.80 million on 1,202 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.90 million. That total opening was more than twice the film's second biggest opening, $8.31 million in 572 theaters in the U.K. The film also had major market openings in Mexico ($4.17 million) and in Australia ($3.68 million). The film has yet to open in most major markets, including Germany, Russia, Spain, and Japan. The film opens in all four this weekend, so it should strong on the international chart.

Minions remained in second place with $39.1 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $567.3 million internationally and $854.9 million worldwide. It earned second place in Japan with $4.40 million in 619 theaters. The film opened in third place in South Korea with $4.20 million on 792 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.42 million. If the film had no more markets left to open in, it would have a shot at $1 billion. However, with Italy and China ahead, that milestone is nearly assured.

Monster Hunt fell to third place with $27 million over the weekend and now has $290.55 million in its native China. By Tuesday, the film became just the second film to top $300 million in that market. It might even have enough left in its tank to get past Furious 7.

Ant-Man was next with $20 million over the weekend for totals of $159.5 million internationally and $291.8 million worldwide. If the film didn't make another dollar at the box office, it would still likely break even sometime during its home market run. Fortunately for the studio, the film has yet to open in a number of markets, including the three biggest in Asia: Japan, South Korea, and China.

Pixels earned fifth place with $19.8 million in 75 markets over the weekend for a three-week international total of $56.5 million. This is more than it has earned domestically, but is still disappointing. The film's biggest new market was Germany, where it earned $2.5 million on 875 screens. Its best was Italy where it took top spot with $1.5 million on 370.

Inside Out slipped to sixth place with $17.8 million in 52 markets over the weekend for totals of $272.7 million internationally and $602.3 million worldwide. It became the seventh Pixar film to reach $600 million worldwide and with openings in Italy, Germany, and China ahead, $700 million seems likely.

The rest of the top ten were all international titles, starting with The Assassination which climbed to seventh place with $10.63 million on 1,085 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $43.84 million. This is already enough to be the third biggest hit in South Korea this year, behind only Ode to My Father ($59.78 million) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron ($75.83 million).

Lady of the Dynasty opened in second place in China with $9.0 million over the weekend for a four-day opening of $14.83 million.

Wild City was next with $8.5 million over the weekend for a four-day opening of $14.19 million in China.

Jian Bing Man rounded out the top ten with $7.7 million over the weekend in China for a total of $164.23 million after three weeks of release.

This week, the international chart goes to eleven. Monkey King: Hero is Back was next with $6.7 million over the weekend for a total of $125.92 million after four weeks of release in its native China.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Ant-Man, Pixels, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, Inside Out, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Bou Chau Mai Sing, Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai, Monster Hunt, Jian Bing Man, Assassination