International Box Office: Journey Never Ends
Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons earned first place for the third weekend in a row earning $23.37 million in 8 markets for a running tally of $193.09 million. A few years ago, a Chinese film earning nearly $200 million would have been the biggest news of the year, but this is becoming almost common.
A Good Day to Die Hard remained in second place, again, this time bringing in $17.52 million on 8,140 screens in 67 markets for totals of $161.55 million internationally and $221.24 million worldwide. It was a huge disappointment domestically, but its international numbers will help it break even.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters rocketed up to third place with $14.87 million on 3,397 screens in 47 markets for a total of $125.09 million. It opened in first place in a trio of major markets with $5.01 million on 408 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.54 million. It also placed first in the U.K. with $2.26 million on 404 screens and in Spain with $2.11 million on 487.
Jack The Giant Slayer opened in fourth place with $14.3 million on 1,950 screens in 10 markets. The film's biggest market was South Korea, where it managed third place with $4.00 million on 507 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.76 million. Unless it is a stunning success internationally, it will not be able to recoup its nearly $300 million combined budget.
Les MisÚrables returned to fifth place with $10.4 million on 8,053 screens in 50 markets for totals of $264.33 million internationally and $411.96 million worldwide. This includes a third place, $3.9 million opening on 5,000 screens in China.
Beautiful Creatures climbed into sixth place with $9.72 million on 3,679 screens in 57 markets for an international total of $26.61 million. Its biggest market appears to be Spain, but it only managed sixth place with $480,000 on 320 screens. This film is a financial disaster and there's little hope it will break even any time soon.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey fell to seventh place with $9.1 million on 2,970 screens in 31 markets for totals of $700 million internationally and $1 billion worldwide. It became only the 15th film to reach that milestone, although it was the fourth film released in 2012 to do so. This is likely enough to cover the production budget for all three films. It still has to cover the P&A budget, but that will happen on the home market.
Django Unchained landed in eighth place with $8.36 million on 3,428 screens in 59 markets for totals of $233.59 million internationally and $393.87 million worldwide. The film is already profitable, so anything it makes now is gravy.
Silver Linings Playbook returned to the top ten in ninth place with $6.67 million on 2,131 screens in 38 markets for an international total of $66.80 million. Had the film made that much worldwide, it would have likely broke even eventually. It was profitable just on its domestic numbers, so its international numbers are pure profit, well, its international numbers minus the exhibitioners' share and local P&A budgets are pure profits.
New World remained in first place in South Korea with $6.07 million on 604 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.43 million after two. It slipped just 1%, which is amazing, especially for South Korea.
Date posted: 2013-03-06