International Box Office: Extended Journey on the Top

A Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons remained in first place with $54.93 million in 6 markets for a total of $168.02 million after three weeks of release. It is the biggest Chinese film released this year, but it won't be the last to get to the century mark.

A Good Day to Die Hard remained in second place with $35.46 million on 10,587 screens in 67 markets for totals of $132.80 million internationally and $184.76 million worldwide. This is enough to cover its production budget, but it still has to work off its global P&A budget. It opened in first place in France with $5.24 million on 650 screens and in Brazil with $2.43 million on 550. Its biggest market so far is Japan where it has made $13.07 million, including $2.82 million on 644 screens this past weekend.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rocketed to third place with $18.9 million on 5,010 screens in 44 markets for a total of $679.6 million internationally while its worldwide total rose to $980.55 million. The film earned $18.1 million on 4,009 screens in China, which is impressive.

Les MisÚrables climbed one spot to fourth place with $9.1 million on 3,640 screens in 52 markerts for totals of $248.45 million internationally and $395.14 million worldwide. It opened in Germany, but struggled in fourth place with $1.42 million on 377 screens over he weekend for a total opening of $1.68 million.

Django Unchained was right behind with $8.92 million on 3,865 screens in 61 markets for totals of $221.81 million internationally and $380.60 million worldwide.

Say Yes fell from third to sixth with $8.32 million over the weekend for a total of $27.28 million after two, all of which has come from China.

Wreck-It Ralph added $8.0 million in 68 markets for totals of $241.5 million internationally and $428.18 million worldwide.

New World opened in first place in South Korea and eighth place internationally with $6.12 million on 671 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.27 million.

Beautiful Creatures climbed into the top ten for the first time with $5.97 million on 2,384 screens in 47 markets for a still early international total of $13.79 million. It will make more internationally than domestically, but not by enough to make a difference.

Miracle In Cell No.7 fell to second place in South Korea and tenth place internationally with $5.70 million on 667 screens for a total of $68.37 million after just over a month of release.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2013-02-28