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International Box Office: Another Week, Another Milestone for Spectre

November 19th, 2015

Spectre

Spectre again dominated the international box office earning $152.6 million in 92 markets for totals of $413.1 million internationally and $542.1 million worldwide. $500 million worldwide is enough to save face, but the film will need reach at least $600 million worldwide to have a shot at breaking even any time soon. It will likely need $700 million to $800 million to keep the studio happy. Fortunately, that seems very likely. The past weekend, the film opened in first place in China with $48.55 million. It also remained in top spot in the U.K. with $11.96 million in 617 theaters over the weekend for a three-week total of $118.39 million. It is now the fourth biggest hit in that market, while it has a shot at overtaking Skyfall for first place. It will need help from the holidays to get there. Will the movie still be in theaters come New Year's Day? Maybe.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo opened in second place with $31.0 million in 8 markets. This includes a four-day opening of $19.60 million in its native India. It earned fourth place in the U.K. with $1.39 million in 140 theaters.

Hotel Transylvania 2 rose to third place with $8.9 million in 78 markets over the weekend for totals of $252.6 million internationally and $417.8 million worldwide. The film has likely already earned Sony a substantial profit and it should be lucrative on the home market.

Geomeun Sajedeul, a.k.a., The Priests, remained in first place in South Korea with $7.49 million on 1,109 screens over the weekend for two-week total of $23.84 million.

A Journey Through Time with Antony opened in fourth place in China with $6.36 million.

A fellow Chinese film, Ex-Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back was next with $5.5 million over the weekend and $34.66 million in total.

The Martian rose a spot to seven, because the competition was so weak. The film added $5.3 million in 48 markets to its totals, which now sit at $270.0 million internationally and $477.4 million worldwide. It should soon reach $500 million worldwide, which is a fabulous milestone to reach.

The Last Witch Hunter earned eighth place with $5.2 million in 51 markets over the weekend for totals of $70.0 million internationally and $96.1 million worldwide. The film will reach $100 million worldwide next weekend, but that isn't even close to what it needed to make to break even.

Pan returned to the chart in ninth place with $3.9 million in 39 markets. The film has pulled in $86.1 million internationally for a worldwide total of $119.7 million. This isn't a bad total for a live action family film. However, the movie cost $150 million to make, so it needed three times that to break even any time soon.

The Lady in the Van rounded out the top ten with $3.45 million in 523 theaters in the U.K. That was good enough for second place in its native market.

Filed under: International Box Office, Hotel Transylvania 2, Spectre, Pan, The Martian, The Last Witch Hunter, The Lady in the Van, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back