International Box Office: Elysium Returns to the Top
Elysium returned to first place with $17.89 million on 5,056 screens in 55 markets for an international total of $97.87 million. The film earned second place in South Korea with an estimated $5 million on 588 screens, including weekday numbers. It earned first place in Italy, albeit with a lower opening of $2.06 million on 404 screens. The film has yet to open in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and other markets, but it will need a lot of help to break even any time soon.
One Direction: This is Us began its international run in second place with $14.82 million on 3,279 screens in 53 markets. The film opened in first place in the U.K. with $3.43 million on 1,045 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.39 million. On the other hand, it only managed fifth place in Mexico with $1.10 million on 571 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.41 million. It was even worse in France, where it placed ninth with $684,000 on 100 screens over the weekend for a total of $707,000.
The Conjuring crossed the century mark this weekend, which is a great milestone given its production budget. The film earned third place with $12.1 million on 4,300 screens in 41 markets for totals of $109.5 million internationally and $243.4 million worldwide. The film's best market of the weekend was Mexico, where it added $3.92 million on 1,411 screens over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $10.93 million. It covered its production budget and its P&A budget domestically, so it likely pulled in about $30 million in pure profit from its international run. Additionally, it has yet to open in Brazil, South Korea, Japan, and other markets.
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters remained in fourth place with $11.4 million on 6,630 screens in 48 markets for a total of $82.60 million. The film has yet to open in a number of major markets, but I don't think it will do well enough in those to matter.
Monsters University fell from third to fifth with $11.0 million in 54 markets for totals of $450.9 million internationally and $714.5 million worldwide. It became the fourth Pixar film to reach the $700 million worldwide mark, as well as the fourth film released in 2013 to reach that milestone.
We're the Millers bounced back earning sixth place with $10.9 million on 3,000 screens in 33 markets for an international total of $39.5 million. It opened in first place in Germany with $2.28 million on 427 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.46 million. It did well enough domestically to ensure profitability on the home market, so the international numbers are not needed to break even. That said, every dollar helps.
Grown Ups 2 were next with $10.55 million on 3,743 screens in 56 markets for totals of $72.02 million internationally and $202.04 million worldwide. It managed first place in Russia with $4.04 million on 909 screens, which is a bit of a surprise. It doesn't seem like a natural fit in that market.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones rose to eighth place with $9.2 million in 21 markets for a total of $21.0 million. Its biggest opening came from Germany where it placed fourth with $1.69 million on 496 screens. On the other hand, it earned second place in Mexico with $1.63 million on 898 screens. Meanwhile, it placed third in Italy with $956,000 on 436 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.26 million.
The Smurfs 2 slipped to ninth place with $8.76 million on 6,034 screens in 68 markets for totals of $189.32 million internationally and $255.43 million worldwide. Like I said last week, this is enough to save face, but not enough justify The Smurfs 3. Not unless the merchandising numbers are great.
Date posted: 2013-09-06