International Box Office: Django Completes Hat Trick

For the third weekend in a row, Django Unchained earned first place on the international chart. This weekend it earned $19.55 million on 5,090 screens in 65 markets for totals of $187.71 million internationally and $342.23 million worldwide. It has now made more than Inglourious Basterds made worldwide, and it is a week away from becoming Quentin Tarantino's undisputed biggest hit of his career. Plus, it has yet to open in Japan and a few other markets, so it might have more milestones ahead.

Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons debuted in second place with $13.91 million in 3 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $14.66 million. Like most Chinese films, we have no other details.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters slipped a spot to third place with $11.72 million on 2,882 screens in 42 markets for totals of $83.62 million internationally and $127.45 million worldwide. At this point, it has paid for its production budget and it is now working off its global P&A. The film earned first place in Australia with $2.28 million on 334 screens, while it still has its debut in South Korea this weekend.

Wreck-It Ralph returned to the chart in fourth place with $11.7 million on 3,214 screens in 65 markets for totals of $208.9 million internationally and $393.3 million worldwide. This is great run, but it isn't a monster hit compared to its $165 million production budget. It did have a great opening in the U.K. with $7.11 million on 501 screens, while it has yet to open in Japan, and it could do quite well there.

A Good Day to Die Hard started its international run a week ahead of its domestic run, earning fifth place with $10.38 million on 1,182 screens in 7 markets. This includes South Korea, where it managed third place with $3.46 million on 458 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.42 million.

Cloud Atlas held on well, down 14% to $10.27 million in six markets for an international total of $82.57 million. It is still playing in China, but we don't have information for that market.

Lincoln was right behind with $10.17 million on 3,297 screens in 50 markets for a total of $47.85 million after four weeks of release. The film opened in Australia, but only managed fourth place with $1.37 million on 206 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.74 million including previews. It is not surprising the film isn't doing as well internationally as it did domestically, because it is based on a key part of the internal history of America.

Les MisÚrables fell to eighth place with $10.0 million on 3,939 screens in 45 markets for totals of $215.05 million internationally and $359.04 million worldwide. The film debuted in Russia with $1.67 million on 486 screens. While this was only enough for third place in that market, it is still excellent for a musical.

Miracle In Cell No.7 returned to first place in South Korea and remained in ninth place internationally with $8.99 million on 802 screens over the weekend for a total of $41.35 million after three weeks of release.

The Berlin File fell to tenth place with $8.12 million on 784 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.21 million after two weeks, all of which has come from South Korea.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2013-02-14