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International Box Office: Star Trek opens just Beyond Age Of Shadows with $16.6 million

September 14th, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

There were two films that could lay claim to top spot on the international chart. Star Trek Beyond has the better claim earning $16.6 million over the weekend in 40 markets for totals of $161.5 million internationally and $318.1 million worldwide. Its biggest debut came from Mexico, where it pulled in $1.29 million over the weekend for a four-day opening of $1.43 million. This was enough for first place. The film also remained in first place in China with $11.41 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $53.66 million.

The Age of Shadows is the other film that has a legitimate claim over first place, as it earned $17.72 million on 1,444 screens in its native South Korea. However, this includes Thursday. If you just include the weekend, it would place third on the international chart with $13.47 million. This is enough to earn first place in South Korea, so it can claim the win there. Furthermore, it is South Korea’s official selection for this year’s Oscars, so perhaps it will have more reason to celebrate later on.

The Secret Life of Pets earned second or third place, depending on how you look at it. It pulled in $15.1 million in 56 markets over the weekend for totals of $427.2 million internationally and $789.0 million worldwide. The film dominated the Australian box office chart with $3.63 million on 488 screens after finally expanding truly wide there. It had been playing regionally before and has a running tally of $5.58 million after three weeks of release in that market. The film is nearly done its run and has only one major market left, Italy. It will get to $800 million worldwide, but that is likely its last major milestone.

Suicide Squad remained in fourth place, again, this time earning $10.1 million in 64 markets over the weekend for totals of $392.0 million internationally and $699.5 million worldwide. The film is ending its run in Japan, where it opened with $3.6 million.

The Shallows entered the top five for the first time in its run with $9.6 million in 55 markets for totals of $55.1 million internationally and $110.1 million worldwide. It is rare for a horror film to reach the top five on the international chart. It’s even rarer for it to do so based on a strong opening in China; in fact, most horror films can’t even open in China, as their censors block most films with supernatural elements. The film managed second place in China with $8.45 million.

Finding Dory fell to 16th place with $3.3 million in 16 markets for totals of $467.0 million internationally and $950.6 million worldwide. If the film had no major market openings left, it would finish with about $960 million worldwide. However, it opens in Italy this weekend and Germany at the end of the month, so it will only need about $40 million in those two markets combined to hit the $1 billion market. Zootopia made a little over $40 million in those two markets, while Inside Out earned $60 million. If Finding Dory can open with $3.2 million or more in Italy, then it will remain on pace for $1 billion worldwide.

Filed under: International Box Office, Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, The Shallows, The Age of Shadows