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International Box Office: Peregrine Takes Down its Prey with $42.5 million

October 12th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children remained the top draw internationally with $42.5 million in 75 markets for totals of $94.0 million internationally and $145.2 million worldwide. The film took top spot in Russia with an opening weekend of $6.63 million on 1,185 screens. It also earned first place in France with $5.5 million. Its biggest market overall is South Korea, where it as pulled in $14.38 million, including $4.94 million on 899 screens this past weekend.

Operation Mekong rose to second place with $28 million in 6 markets over the weekend for a two-week total of $101 million. This includes $27.34 million during its second weekend in its native China for a two-week total of $100.90 million in that market.

The Girl on the Train opened in third place with $16.5 million in 20 markets. Its two biggest markets were the U.K. ($8.65 million in 612 theaters) and Australia ($3.07 million on 272 screens). Both openings are stronger than the film’s debut here, once you take into account the size of the markets. This is a good sign for the film’s international run, but we will need to see more major markets before we can really make any predictions.

I Belong to You fell to fourth place with $13 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $98 million. Almost all of this came from its native market, China, where it earned $12.92 million over the weekend for a total of $97.44 million.

Bridget Jones’s Baby remained in fifth place with $11.3 million in 53 markets for totals of $120.6 million internationally and $143.4 million worldwide. The film had to settle for second place in France with $3.7 million on 607 screens over the weekend. It dropped a place to second in the UK, adding $3.73 million on 616 screens for a total of $47.09 million after four weeks of release. This is amazing for a film that cost $35 million to make. In fact, it is doing so well internationally that a fourth film in the franchise could be made with no plan to open the film wide here.

On final note, Finding Dory did cross $1 billion over the weekend and its worldwide total sits at $1.001 billion at the end of business on Sunday. The film added $8.9 million in 16 markets for an international total of $516.7 million. It did so thanks to an impress 32% hold in Germany. In fact, after just two weeks of release in that market, Germany is already the ninth biggest international market for Finding Dory at $19.4 million. There’s a lot of interesting tidbits about $1 billion movies, which we will talk about in a separate column coming tomorrow.

Filed under: International Box Office, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Finding Dory, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Girl on the Train, I Belonged to You, Operation Mekong, Bridget Jones