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International Box Office: Spectre Nearly Another Milestone

November 10th, 2015

Spectre

As expected, Spectre remained in first pulling in $117.8 million in 73 markets for totals of $223.1 million internationally and $293.1 million worldwide. This is almost as much as it cost to make, so if it can double this figure, it should be able to break even eventually. The film's biggest market was the U.K. where it added $19.99 million on 696 screens over the weekend for a total of $98.82 million. It has already overtaken Jurassic World for the biggest hit of the year in the U.K. and should have no trouble rocketing into the top five on the all-time chart there. The film's biggest opening was in Germany, where it pulled in $18.06 million on 1,460 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $20.26 million. This is about 15% lower than Skyfall's opening in that market. Likewise, the film wasn't as strong during its debut in Russia earning $6.29 million on 2,112 screens, compared to $8.27 million on 1,254 screens for Skyfall. At this pace, Spectre will definitely fail to match Skyfall, but anything close to $800 million will be enough to break even, perhaps before it reaches the home market. It all depends on how much its global advertising campaign cost.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials roared back onto the chart in second place with $22 million over the weekend for totals of $218.5 million internationally and $298.3 million worldwide. This includes a five-day, $21.54 million opening in China. Unless the film has really long legs in China, it will fail to match the first film, but even if it didn't make another dollar, it would still be a big financial hit.

Ex-Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back opened in second place in China and third place internationally with $17.32 million in its home market.

Hotel Transylvania 2 was close behind with $15.0 million in 81 markets for totals of $242.9 million internationally and $404.2 million worldwide. Getting to $400 million worldwide is a big milestone and makes another installment in the franchise almost assured.

Everest returned to the international chart in fifth place with $13.1 million in 47 markets for totals of $148.1 million internationally and $190.9 million worldwide. This includes a six-day opening of $11.69 million in China. It should get to $200 million worldwide, which will be enough to be considered a financial success.

The Last Witch Hunter fell to sixth place with $10.7 million in 79 markets over the weekend for totals of $60.8 million internationally and $84.3 million worldwide. This is a little more than it cost to make and if it can get to $100 million worldwide, it will save face. However, it needed close to $200 million worldwide to break even any time soon.

Geomeun Sajedeul, a.k.a., The Priests, opened in first place in South Korea with $9.93 million on 1,088 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.24 million.

The Martian continues its slide out of the top ten down to eighth place with $9.3 million in 51 markets over the weekend for totals of $261.4 million internationally and $458.2 million worldwide. Unless the film cost more to advertise than it did to make, it has already broken even.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension fell to ninth place with $6.9 million in 47 markets for an international total of $50.8 million. This is about three times more than it has earned domestically, but well below the franchise average.

Last Woman Standing rounded out the top ten with $6.24 million during its three-day opening in China.

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