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International Box Office: Beast Mode Engaged as Beauty earns $180.0 million

March 22nd, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast dominated the international chart even more than it dominated the domestic one earning $180.0 million in 44 markets. The film’s worldwide opening was the second best for March, behind only Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; however, BvS opened truly worldwide, while Beauty and the Beast only opened in about two thirds of the international market. Unsurprisingly, the film’s biggest single market was China, where it pulled in $44.72 million over the weekend, $45.01 million including Thursday’s previews. It was also a monster hit in the U.K., where it earned $24.37 million in 567 theaters, which was the biggest March opening of all time in that market. The next biggest market was South Korea with $10.68 million on 1,625 screens over the weekend and $11.88 million in total. It also cracked $10 million in Mexico ($11.6 million); Germany ($10.7 million), and Brazil ($10.4 million). At this point, getting to $1 billion worldwide seems like a safe bet, especially with openings in France, Australia, Japan, and other markets left to go. We will of course track its progress there.

Kong: Skull Island was knocked into second place with $38.5 million in 65 markets for totals of $149.2 million internationally and $258.3 million worldwide. The film’s biggest market was the U.K., where it has $13.69 million in total, including $3.35 million in 602 theaters this past weekend.

Logan was right behind with $31.5 million in 80 markets for totals of $340.0 million internationally and $524.3 million worldwide. The film cracked $100 million in China earning $6.42 million over the weekend for a three-week total of $101.25 million. Unless the film cost more than $100 million to advertise, it has probably broken even.

A Dog’s Purpose slipped a spot to fourth place with $12.0 million in 39 markets for totals of $102.2 million internationally and $165.1 million worldwide. China was the film’s best market with $12.02 million over the weekend for a three-week total of $75.71 million. By this time next week, the film will have earned more in China than it has domestically.

Sing returned to the top five with $9.1 million in 40 markets over the weekend for totals of $320.5 million internationally and $589.9 million worldwide. The film has had a very similar run to Moana; in fact, both films ended their box office runs in Japan and both films opened with $6.3 million in that market. Moana crossed $600 million worldwide last week, while Sing will hit that milestone shortly.

Filed under: International Box Office, Moana, Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Sing, Beauty and the Beast, A Dog’s Purpose