International Box Office: RoboCop Rises to the Top
RoboCop debuted in China this past weekend and that helped it climb into first place internationally with $30.2 million in 75 markets for a total of $136.0 million internationally after a month of release. The film opened in top spot in China over the weekend with $20.67 million. The film also remained in first place in Brazil with $2.4 million on 756 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.3 million after two.
The LEGO Movie remained in second place, again, with $20.4 million in 53 markets for totals of $120.8 million internationally and $329.9 million worldwide. This is already more than enough to cover the film's $60 million production budget. Of this film's weekend haul, $2.71 million came on 1,186 screens in Russia. Meanwhile, the film remained in first place in the U.K. with $5.47 million on 549 screens over the weekend for a total of $44.53 million after three.
Non-Stop opened in third place with $20 million in 21 markets. Its biggest market was South Korea where it earned first place with $5.20 million in 582 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.01 million. It also includes a second place opening in the U.K. with $4.44 million on 453 screens.
Pompeii slipped a spot to fourth place with $16.4 million on 49 screens over the weekend for a total of $46.3 million after two weeks of release. The film opened in fifth place in Germany with just $1.45 million on 444 screens. On the other hand, it held well in South Korea with $2.20 million on 465 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $7.94 million. This is better than its domestic result, but not by enough to matter compared to its production budget.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened in Japan earning first place with $3.08 million on 681 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.89 million. It also is still playing in China earning $11.9 million on 4,200 screens over the weekend for a total of $59.61 million after just ten days of release in that market. These are the last two markets the film is playing in, but with totals of $665.3 million internationally and $922.3 million worldwide is it a massive hit. It likely won't last long enough to get to $1 billion, on the other hand.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman returned to the top ten with $14.6 million in 20 markets for a total of $39.7 million after four weeks of release. The film had a trio of major market openings, led by Mexico, where it made $2.69 million on 1,541 screens, which was enough for first place. It had to settle for second place in Germany with $2.24 million on 661 screens and in Brazil with $1.6 million on 624.
Supercondriaque opened in a trio of markets earning seventh place with $15.93 million on 908 screens. Of this, $14.83 million was earned on 836 screens in its native France.
The Monuments Men fell back down, this time landing in eighth place with $8.3 million in 55 markets for an international total of $38.8 million. Its only major market opening of the weekend came in South Korea, but it bombed there with $316,000 over the weekend on 320 screens for a total opening of $391,000.
Recep Ivedik 4 fell to ninth place with $7.43 million on 962 screens in 4 markets for a two-week total of $23.65 million. This is excellent for a Turkish film.
12 Years a Slave rounded out the top ten with $7 million in 55 markets over the weekend for a total of $90 million internationally. Its only major market opening was in South Korea where it made $677,000 on 326 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $865,000. By this time next week, it could have $150 million worldwide, which is great for a film that cost $20 million to make.
Frozen fell out of the top ten, but it did earn $6.8 million in 35 markets lifting its totals to $611.5 million internationally and $1.000 billion worldwide. It has The Dark Knight in its sights and by this time next week, it should be ahead of The Phantom Menace. By the time it opens in Japan on the 14th, it could be ahead of An Unexpected Journey.
Date posted: 2014-03-05