International Box Office: Wolf Rolling in the Money

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

The Wolf of Wall Street remained in first place with $35.27 million on 5,472 screens in 40 markets for an international total of $125.49 million. This is already substantially more than the film has pulled in domestically, plus it has a number of major market debuts ahead. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in Australia with $4.46 million on 325 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.68 million. Meanwhile, it remained in first place in the U.K. with $5.95 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.94 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar weekend at the box office in Germany with $5.49 million on 597 screens, while it is $14.11 million in that market, also after two weeks of release.

Frozen remained in second place earning $21.79 million on 7,565 screens in 51 markets over the weekend for totals of $462.5 million internationally and $810.4 million worldwide. It became just the 43rd film to reach the $800 million mark, and the seventh animated film to do so. At this pace, it has at least a couple major milestones ahead of it, while if it does really well in Japan, it could catch up to Despicable Me 2 for biggest animated hit of the year. Over the weekend, the film remained in second place in South Korea with $9.06 million on 1,436 screens for a running tally of $22.59 million.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit remained in third place with $14.3 million in 41 markets for a two week total of $46.5 million. This includes a third place, $2.11 million opening on 441 screens in the U.K. That's not a very good start, but about on par with its start here, relative to the size of the two markets. On the other hand, the film added $11.64 million over the full week in China for a two-week total of $21.38 million. If the film can break $100 million internationally, then it should break even sometime on the home market.

I, Frankenstein opened in fourth place with $13 million in 14 markets. Of this total, $6.36 million was earned on 1,846 screens in Russia. To put this into comparison, the total Russia box office was $1.3 billion last year, which means this is equivalent to a $50 million opening here. It won't make that much domestically in total.

12 Years a Slave landed in the top five with $9.62 million in 29 markets for an early total of $37.4 million so far. Its best opening came in France with $2.75 million in 207 screens, which was enough for first place in that market.

I think Boonie Bears is next with $6 million. It pulled in $13.27 million in China, but that was for the full week. After two weeks of release, it has made $29.75 million in its native market.

Miss Granny debuted in second place in South Korea and seventh place internationally with $5.84 million on 686 screens over the weekend for a total opening of of $7.82 million.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug landed in ninth place with $5.7 million on 70 screens over the weekend for totals of $595.3 million internationally and $847.6 million worldwide. It will reach the $600 million mark next week, but it will likely be out of the top ten.

Despicable Me 2 and American Hustle tied for tenth place with $5 million over the weekend. Despicable Me 2 is playing in its last market, China, where it made $12.09 million for the full week for a total of $46.26 million after three weeks of release. Internationally the film now has $596.9 million, while its worldwide total reached $964.9 million.

American Hustle earned $5 million in 28 markets for a total of $41 million after a month of release on the international market. This weekend, the film opens in Spain and Japan, so it could rise.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-01-29