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International Box Office: Rogue Remains Massive, While Fantastic Fairs Better

August 13th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation expanded over the weekend and saw its weekend haul grow, but by a tiny amount. It pulled in $65.5 million in 59 markets over the weekend for totals of $156.7 million internationally and $264.5 million worldwide. The film earned first place in a trio of major markets, led by Russia where it made $4.07 million on 1,125 screens. It also debuted in Germany ($2.84 million on 612) and Spain ($1.73 million on 603). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $4.60 million on 600 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.07 million. Jurassic World earned first place in Japan, so that's hardly a poor opening. Its biggest market overall was South Korea, where it made $6.57 million on 818 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $31.99 million. The film is below average for the franchise so far, but that's still enough to break even and justify yet another installment.

Fantastic Four opened in a distant second place with $34.1 million in 44 markets. The film had nearly identical openings in the U.K. ($4.20 million on 539 screens) and in Mexico ($4.14 million on 2,593). It also earned first place in France with $3.67 million on 648 screens. In all three of those markets, the film earned first place. On the other hand, it only managed third place in Australia with $1.94 million on 333 screens. This is a little better than its opening here, on average, but it is still unlikely to break even. In fact, analysts predict it will cost Fox $60 million. Despite this, there are rumors that Fox is trying to sell the movie rights for Fantastic Four back to Disney in exchange for the TV rights to X-Men. That sounds like a really bad deal for Disney. They get a franchise that has been crippled due to bad movies and Fox gets the TV rights to one of their best movie franchises.

Minions was next with $18.2 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $609.8 million internationally and $912.6 million worldwide. The film had no openings this past weekend, major or otherwise, but it has yet to open in Italy and China, so its run isn't over yet. Unless it bombs in those markets, it should get to $1 billion worldwide.

Monster Hunt was close behind with $16.4 million in 6 markets. It now has $330.54 million in its native market, but it needs about $45 million to top Furious 7 for first place there. It could get there, but it is will be close.

Jurassic World returned to the international chart earning fifth place with $15.1 million in 64 markets internationally for totals of $945.6 million internationally and $1.582 billion worldwide. The film debuted in first place in Japan with $6.78 million on 802 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.77 million. The Obon holidays are right now, so I assume the movie it going to have a really good week at the box office.

Veteran opened in first place in South Korea and sixth place internationally with $13.10 million on 1,064 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $18.54 million.

Inside Out slipped a spot to seventh place with $10.8 million in 54 markets over the weekend for totals of $300.1 million internationally and $635.5 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past week, but its run isn't over yet. It opens in Italy next month, while it has debuts in Germany and China in October.

Ant-Man also had no major market openings, as it fell to $9.2 million in 51 markets over the weekend for totals of $178.9 million internationally and $326.4 million worldwide. The film opens in Italy this weekend and Japan, South Korea, and China next month.

Pixels fell to ninth place with $9.2 million in 75 markets over the weekend for totals of $73.6 million internationally and $131.3 million worldwide. It is doing better internationally than it did domestically, but it would need to get to about $200 million worldwide to break even any time soon. I'm not saying that milestone is impossible; in fact, with the U.K. this weekend and Australia, Japan, and China next month, it is entirely possible it will get there. However, unless something surprising happens, the best it can hope for is break even and not financially successful.

Assassination rounded out the top ten with $7.36 million on 873 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $59.44 million in its native South Korea. It is in a virtual tie with Ode to My Father for the biggest native hit in that market, while The Avengers: Age of Ultron's still leads the way overall with $75.83 million.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Pixels, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, Fantastic Four, Inside Out, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Monster Hunt, Assassination, Veteran, Mission: Impossible, X-Men