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International Box Office: Pets Claws Its way to the Top With $43.8 million

August 25th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets rose to first place with $43.8 million on 12,049 screens in 55 markets for totals of $327.20 million internationally and $674.03 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Russia with $9.92 million in 1,284 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.24 million, including previews.

Suicide Squad fell to second place with $38.0 million in 64 markets over the weekend for totals of $310.4 million internationally and $572.8 million worldwide. The film’s biggest new market was Germany, where it earned $6.8 million during its opening weekend.

Line Walker remained in first place in China earning $16.94 million over the weekend for a 12-day total of $72.45 million. Internationally, it earned $17.03 million in three markets for a total of $72.71 million.

Jason Bourne tied for fourth place with $11.3 million in 59 markets for totals of $137.9 million internationally and $278.8 million worldwide. It has made enough to cover its entire production budget and it still has a few more major markets left to open in.

Star Trek Beyond tied for fourth with $11.3 million in 34 markets over the weekend for totals of $84.2 million internationally and $231.1 million worldwide. The film opened in France with $2.1 million on 603 screens. The film has had a very Ghostbusters like run. (On a side note, Ghostbusters hit $200 million worldwide over the weekend.) Both films did equally well domestically, compared to their production budgets. Had the two films earned a standard 40% / 60% domestic / international box office, then they would have made enough worldwide to break even. However, both films have struggled to find audiences internationally and will lose money as a result.

Finding Dory fell to twelfth place with $6.7 million in 22 markets for totals of $437.2 place internationally and $915.6 million worldwide. Again, there were no major market openings last weekend, but the movie opens in Scandinavia this weekend. That probably won’t be enough to return to the top five, but we will continue to follow the movie as it tries to reach $1 billion worldwide. At this pace, it will likely fizzle out with $940 million worldwide, but that’s without taking into account the markets it has yet to open in. It will need about $60 million in Scandinavia, Italy, and Germany to get to the $1 billion mark. I think it will get there, but it could be close.

Filed under: International Box Office, Ghostbusters, Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, Line Walker