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International Box Office: Independence Day tops Chart, Dory Reaches $500 million Milestone

July 7th, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence remained in first place on the international chart with $40.2 million in 64 markets for totals of $177.0 million internationally and $249.9 million worldwide. Its biggest new market was Spain, where it earned $1.7 million. Meanwhile, its biggest holdovers were China ($11.64 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $66.67 million) and the U.K. ($2.69 million in 603 theaters for a two-week total of $12.16 million). Overall, the movie is doing fine, but the film set up an obvious sequel, so the studio was obviously hoping for more than just fine.

Finding Dory climbed a spot to second with $34.4 million in 40 markets for an international total of $166.0 million. It is still relatively early in its international run, but worldwide it already has $538.2 million, which is enough to cover its entire production budget and a good chunk of its global P&A budget. This weekend, the film set the record for a Pixar or Disney animated release in Brazil earning $7.1 million. It also set the record for any animated film in the Netherlands with $1.69 million on 142 screens. The film set the record for biggest Pixar in China with $35.88 million, including $3.11 million this weekend; it overtook Monsters University in that market. It didn’t break records in Australia, but the film did add $4.14 million on 478 screens to its running tally, which now sits at $22.83 million after three weeks of release. The film opens in South Korea this coming weekend, so it should remain in the top five for another week.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows returned to the international chart in third place with $30.5 million in 58 markets for totals of $109.2 million internationally and $188.7 million worldwide. The film debuted in first place in China with $25.5 million. This is nearly identical to the previous installment’s opening in that market. On the other hand, the film’s opening in France was nearly 40% lower at $2.48 million on 624 screens.

Now You See Me 2 fell to fourth place with $20.8 million in 60 markets for totals of $155.6 million internationally and $214.3 million worldwide. Half of its international run has come from China, where it earned $15.41 million over the weekend for a total of $81.86 million after two weeks of release. The film has made enough worldwide to pay for its production budget, barely, while it has yet to open in a number of major markets. It still needs to cover its global advertising budget, but it should get there on the home market. Call this a win for Lionsgate; they needed it.

Ice Age: Collision Course started its international run in fifth place with $20 million in seven markets. This includes the second biggest opening for a Fox release in Mexico ($8.43 million). The film also did well in Germany with $6 million, but it struggled in Australia with $1.22 million on 389 screens.

Filed under: International Box Office, Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, Ice Age: Collision Course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Now You See Me 2