International Box Office: Rises Remains Top Draw
The Dark Knight Rises held onto first place with $66.7 million on 15,400 screens in 58 markets lifting its totals to $378.1 million internationally and $732.0 million worldwide. Since last week, it cracked $300 million internationally and became just the 49th film to reach $700 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but still finished in first place in Mexico with $5.38 million on 2,370 screens and in Brazil with $4.76 million on 904 screens. In those two markets, it has two-week totals of $21.28 million and $15.28 million respectively. It was forced into second place in the U.K., but earned $6.67 million on 567 screens over the weekend for a total of $63.53 million after two. The film still has a few markets left to open in, including Italy, so it isn't quite done yet.
Ice Age: Continental Drift remained in second place with $33.31 million on 13,569 screens in 62 markets for totals of $587.57 million internationally and $719.64 million worldwide. It became the 50th film to reach $700 million at the global box office. China pulled in an estimated $10 million on 3,500 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $40.6 million.
Ted shot into third place with $32.8 million on 2,413 screens in 20 markets for a still early total of $78.03 million. Of its weekend haul, $14.52 million was earned on 509 screens in the U.K., which is like a $75 million opening here. It also opened in first place in Germany with $6.76 million on 449 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.25 million, and in Russia with $5.73 million on 630. The film has yet to open in most major markets, and since it made a profit based on its domestic numbers alone, everything it is making now is pure gravy.
Brave rose a spot to fourth place with $19.1 million on 5,378 screens in 30 markets for a total of $123.7 million internationally and $347.1 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in France with $5.72 million on 690 screens, but had to settle for third place in Germany with $3.26 million on 579. The film opened in the U.K., sort of. It is currently only playing in Scotland and pulled in $1.28 million on 143 screens.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted climbed a spot to fifth with $17.44 million on 3,067 screens in 42 markets for totals of $314.00 million internationally and $524.85 million worldwide. It only managed fifth place in Japan with $2.28 million on 540 screens, but earned $4.89 million including midweek numbers.
The Thieves grew by 2% earning $13.26 million on 1,092 screens over the weekend of a total of $44.10 million after two. It remained in first place in South Korea, but fell to sixth place internationally.
Step Up Revolution rose to seventh place with $8.65 million on 1,704 screens in 18 markets for an early total of $17.94 million. The film opened in third place in Australia with $1.93 million on 370 screens. This is $1 million less than Step Up 3D opened with in that market in 2010.
The Mechanic returned to the international chart in eighth place with $7.86 million in 2 markets for a total of $41.09 million. This is close to what the film cost to make, but without any more markets left to open in, it is not enough to make a profit.
Total Recall debuted in tenth place with $6.17 million on 1,217 screens in 12 markets. It had no major market openings this week, but did top the chart in Taiwan with $1.3 million on 150 screens and in Malaysia with $944,000 on 141.
Date posted: 2012-08-08