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International Box Office: Milestones for The Martian

October 14th, 2015

The Martian

The Martian remained in first place with $58.1 million in 75 markets for totals of $119.0 million internationally and $227.7 million worldwide. $200 million worldwide was the minimum needed for the studio to save face. If it can get to $300 million worldwide, then we start talking about profitability. I don't see a way it won't get to $300 million, perhaps as early as this time next week, while $500 million worldwide is a reasonable goal to aim for. Its biggest new market of the weekend was South Korea where it earned first place with $11.09 million on 1,132 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $13.00 million. It also dominated the chart in Russia with $8.18 million on 2,246 screens. On the other hand, it only managed second place in Germany with $3.85 million on 676 screens. As far as holdovers go, the film remained in first place in the U.K. with $5.96 million in 582 theaters over the weekend for a two-week total of $20.44 million. This is about on par with its run here, which bodes well for its worldwide total.

Goodbye Mr. Loser rose to second place with $35 million over the weekend for a total of $142.09 million after two. Another film that hit $100 million in China. These are becoming very common.

Hotel Transylvania 2 bounced back earning third place with $22.7 million in 60 markets for totals of $90.9 million internationally and $207.8 million worldwide. The film's biggest opening came in Italy where the film earned first place with $3.71 million on 537 screens. That's about on par with its opening here, given the relative size of the two markets. It wasn't as strong in France, as it placed second with $2.81 million on 594 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.19 million. While it didn't do as well in France as it did here, it did do as well in France as the first film did.

Inside Out rose to fourth place with $21.6 million in 22 markets for totals of $464.4 million internationally and $818.8 million worldwide. It became only the third Pixar movie to reach $800 million worldwide. It opened in China with $12.34 million during its six-day opening. That's not great compared to a lot of Hollywood films; however, animated films rarely do particularly well in that market.

Pan entered the international chart in fifth place with $20.5 million in 55 markets for a still early total of $25.1 million. The film did relatively well in Russia with a second place, $2.10 million opening on 1,908 screens. It also opened in second place in Spain with $1.66 million on 434. On the other hand, it only managed fifth place in Germany with $688,000 on 678 screens and sixth place in South Korea with $861,000 on 428 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $987,000. These results can best be described as "mixed" and unless something changes really soon, it will cost Warner Bros. a lot of money.

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials rose to sixth place with $16.0 million in 62 markets over the weekend for totals of $168.9 million internationally and $239.7 million worldwide. The film did really well in France earning first place with $7.84 million on 563 screens. This is more than 50% more than the original opened with.

The Intern remained in seventh with $14.8 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $57.6 million internationally and $107.2 million worldwide. This is already enough to cover its production budget and it is hardly done, as it should pull in at least another $50 million worldwide. The film did okay in Japan earning third place with $1.5 million on 274 screens. On the other hand, it only managed sixth place in France with $1.02 million on 282.

Everest slide to eighth place with $8.1 million in 66 markets for totals of $120.8 million internationally and $159.1 million worldwide. The film opens in Japan early next month, but the best it can hope for now is breaking even.

Lost in Hong Kong fell from second place to ninth place with $7.7 million over the weekend for a total of $245.26 million after three weeks of release.

Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe was right behind with $6.5 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $100.35 million.

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