International Box Office: Django Battles Bond for Top Spot
There was a relatively close race on top of the international chart, but Django Unchained came out on top for the second week in a row. This time it earned $43.10 million on 6,421 screens in 64 markets for a total of $111.61 million after just two weeks of release. It is rapidly closing in on Inglourious Basterds as Quentin Tarantino's biggest hit of his career. It is also the most expensive film in his career. The film opened in first place in Australia with $3.95 million on 330 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.61 million. It also remained in top spot in Germany with an incredible $8.08 million on 650 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $21.32 million.
Skyfall opened in China and did a whole lot better than expected. It earned $34.4 million on 8,079 screens in that market. Overall it managed second place with $35.76 million on 9,015 screens in 31 markets for totals of $776.84 million internationally and $1.079 billion worldwide. It is about to overtake The Dark Knight Rises for seventh place on the all time chart and depending on how well it holds on in China, it could rise beyond that.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters rose to third place with $25.39 million on 3,028 screens in 20 markets for an early total of $36.36 million. The film debuted in first place in Brazil with $4.18 million on 702 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.51 million. It also managed first place in Mexico with $3.72 million on 1,133. It remained in top spot in Russia with $4.68 million on 970 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.61 million after two.
It was a double milestone week for Life of Pi, as it topped $400 million internationally and $500 million worldwide. Over the weekend, it made $18.47 million on 6,672 screens in 60 markets for totals $423.34 million internationally and $526.77 million worldwide. The film opened in second place in Japan with $3.64 million on 713 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.58 million.
Les MisÚrables slipped to fifth place with $14.2 million on 2,777 screens in 33 markets for totals of $176.66 million internationally and $314.20 million worldwide. The film earned first place in the U.K. for the third weekend in a row with $6.31 million on 591 screens for a running tally of $38.69 million.
Lincoln entered the chart for the first time with $10.82 million on 2,740 screens in 22 markets for an early total of $14.82 million. It opened in second place in Italy with $2.73 million on 412 screens. It managed third place in the U.K. with $2.60 million on 472 screens and in Brazil with $1.01 million on 151. In Germany, it only managed sixth place with $802,000 on 160.
Miracle In Cell No.7 earned first place in South Korea and eighth place internationally with $9.16 million on 787 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.65 million.
The Impossible returned to the top ten in ninth place with $7.98 million on 2,035 screens in 47 markets for a total of $119.04 million after four months of release. It opened in third place in Australia with $1.37 million on 168 screens.
Jack Reacher fell out of the top ten, but crossed $100 million internationally since this time last week.
Date posted: 2013-01-30