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International Box Office: The Mummy Comes Alive Internationally with $140.76 million

June 14th, 2017

The Mummy

The Mummy debuted in first place on the international chart with $140.76 million on 19,078 screens in 63 markets. The film’s biggest market was China, no surprise there. It earned $52.4 million on 7,364 screens, which is better than Wonder Woman’s opening there last weekend. The film did even better in South Korea, relatively speaking, with an opening weekend of $8.61 million on 1,254 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $17.80 million. This includes a record for opening day in that market of $6.6 million, while the total opening was the best for Universal. On the downside, the film struggled in the U.K. earning second place with $4.2 million in 563 theaters. That’s weaker than its performance here, relative to the size of the two markets. Furthermore, the film only has two major markets left to open in, France and Japan, while its reviews will likely really hurt its legs. It will earn enough worldwide to pay for its production budget, assuming the $125 million reports are accurate.

Wonder Woman was pushed into second place with $58.1 million in 57 markets for totals of $230.2 million internationally and $436.5 million worldwide. Its biggest market this weekend was again China, where it added $13.45 million over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $70.21 million. Its biggest new market was France, where it made $4.9 million on 655 screens during its opening weekend.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales slipped another spot to third place with $34.8 million in 54 markets over the weekend for totals of $464.4 million internationally and $600.2 million worldwide. The film has yet to open in Japan and should top $700 million worldwide when it gets there. This is enough to be profitable, but well below the average for the franchise.

Baywatch landed in fourth place with $10.7 million in 34 markets for totals for $47.2 million internationally and $98.3 million worldwide. If the film can come close to $100 million internationally, then it will likely break even early in its home market run. It has yet to open in a number of major markets, so this isn’t out of the question.

Dangal rounded out the top five with $5.13 million in China for a total of $179.61 million after six weeks of release in that market. internationally, the film has $250.74 million, while it has $263.13 million worldwide. There have been reports than the film became just the fifth non-English film to earn more than $300 million worldwide. India is a huge box office market, but it is also a mess. There are 22 official languages in India, including six that are the first language for 50 million or more people. There are enough people that many times films will be shot in multiple languages simultaneously, rather than just shot in one language and dubbed into the others. Somethings the box office numbers for these simultaneously shot movies are reported as separate movies. It’s a mess. Hopefully they will standardize their box office reporting, as big box office numbers will attract some outside of India to see these movies when they otherwise wouldn’t and that’s good for the industry.

Filed under: International Box Office, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Mummy, Baywatch, Dangal, Pirates of the Caribbean