International Box Office: Speed Races Around the World

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Need for Speed remained in first place on the international chart with $29.2 million in 55 markets for a two-week total of $96.1 million. This includes $10.5 million over the weekend in China, and $24.22 million for the full week. After two weeks of release, the film has $45.54 million in that one market. The film opened in first place in Germany with $2.91 million on 455 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.06 million. The film opens in Spain and France, among other markets, in April, while by the time it debuts in Japan, it might have covered its production budget internationally.

300: Rise of an Empire remained in second place with $21.2 million in 63 markets for a three-week total of $196.0 million. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it did well in Brazil earning second place during its third weekend of release with $2.17 million on 485 for a running tally of $14.37 million. Worldwide, the film has $289.6 million and should cross $300 million this weekend. It won't match its predecessor, but it will come close enough to break even.

Noah debuted in third place with $12.67 million on 2,981 screens in 2 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $13.89 million. Of the two markets it was playing in South Korea was the larger generating $6.92 million on 951 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.15 million. Meanwhile, the film earned $5.74 million on 2,030 screens in Mexico.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman was right behind with $12.2 million in 66 markets for totals of $103.5 million internationally and $184.6 million worldwide. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but it debuts in Australia on Thursday. It doesn't finish its run till November, when it debuts in Japan.

Rio 2 opened in fifth place with $10.97 million on 2,644 screens in 2 markets. Of this, $10.40 million was earned in 2,478 screens in Russia, while the rest was earned in Ukraine.

Non-Stop slipped to sixth place with $10.77 million on 3,487 screens in 42 markets for an international total of $79.79 after four weeks of release. The film opened in Spain, but it bombed earning fifth place with $695,000 on 273 screens.

The Grand Budapest Hotel rose a spot to seventh place with $9.7 million in 23 markets for a running tally of $33.3 million. New openings included Spain, where it earned third place with $1.02 million on 198. It wasn't quite as strong in South Korea, where it managed fifth place with $545,000 on 163 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $617,000. This was still a record for an art house film in that market. Most impressively, the film climbed into top spot in the U.K. with $2.09 million on 458 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $10.48 million.

Frozen added $9.12 million on 1,494 screens in 28 markets to its totals of $652.0 million internationally and $1.050 million worldwide. It is now in 12th place on that chart, having surpassed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It is just behind Dead Man's Chest and should get there by this time next week. It will have no problem getting there, because of its legs in Japan. This weekend it rose to $8.53 million on 596 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $29.54 million. It could last a while in that market.

A pair of Chinese films were next with Black Coal, Thin Ice earning ninth place internationally and third place in its native market with $6.69 million.

Fighting was just behind with $6.44 million, also in China.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-03-26