International Box Office: Rio 2 Rise, Soldier Surges Past Milestones
Rio 2 raced to first place with $63.5 million on 20,008 screens in 65 markets for a total of $125.6 million after four weeks of release. This includes a first place debut in Mexico, where it earned $8.42 million on 2,627 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.97 million. This is about $3 million more than the first film's debut there. It also earned first place in Australia with $2.09 million on 278 screens, although this is weaker than its predecessor. It is still too soon to tell where it will finish internationally, as it has been doing better in some markets, but worse in others, when compared to Rio. That said, I think the studio should be happy overall.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was right behind with $60.6 million in 54 markets for totals of $317.7 million internationally and $476.6 million worldwide. The film opened in Brazil earning first place with $6.93 million on 486 screens, which is inline with the first film's debut there. Internationally, the film has topped Iron Man 2 and is now the fourth biggest film in The Avengers franchise internationally, and it will climb at least one more spot before it is done.
Noah slipped to third place with $36.2 million in 53 markets for a total of $162.0 million internationally. The film opened in second place in France with $4.06 million on 568 screens, while it earned first place in Italy with $3.70 million on 760. The film should have no trouble to get to $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide, which will be enough to cover its production budget, which means it only needs to cover its P&A budget on the home market.
Divergent climbed a spot to fourth place with $23.2 million in 62 markets for a three-week total of $50.3 million. It managed third place in France with $3.37 million on 550 screens, which was its biggest market of the weekend. On the other hand, its best market was Russia, where it earned first place with $3.11 million on 1,100 screens. It only managed third place in Australia with $2.97 million on 233 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.09 million, while in Germany it placed fourth with $1.74 million on 517 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.98 million. It won't match its domestic performance internationally, but it has made enough that it will likely cover its production budget by this time next week. It will cover its P&A budget early in its home market run.
The Lego Movie rose two spots to fifth place with $9.8 million on 3,100 screens in 49 markets for totals of $173.2 million internationally and $424.8 million worldwide. This week it opened in first place in Germany with $2.79 million on 656 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.15 million. It remained in first place in Australia with $4.86 million on 516 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.52 million after two weeks of release.
Frozen remained in sixth place with $8.51 million on 1,071 screens in 16 markets for totals of $713.1 million internationally and $1.113 billion worldwide. It might top Transformers: Dark of the Moon by this time next week. Most of its weekend haul came from Japan where it earned $8.29 million on 599 screens over the weekend for a total of $90.64 million putting it on pace to hit $100 million by this time next week.
The Grand Budapest Hotel rose to seventh place with $7.4 million on 2,333 screens in 37 markets for totals of $64.6 million internationally and $104.1 million worldwide. It is the first Wes Anderson film to reach that milestone. It earned fourth place in Australia with $1.70 million on 108 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.85 million. It earned second place in Italy with $1.02 million on 186.
Ocho Apellidos Vascos continues its first-place run in Spain with $5.73 million on 379 screens over the weekend for a month-long total of $42.78 million. It is the biggest Spainish-language Spanish hit of all time, while it is closing in on The Impossible, which was a Spanish film, but in English (mostly). That film earned $54.54 million in its native market and nearly $200 million worldwide.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman fell to ninth place with $3.8 million on 7,015 screens in 36 markets for totals of $144.0 million internationally and $249.3 million worldwide. It has likely already reached the $250 million milestone, which puts it on pace to break even sometime on the home market.
The Legend of Hercules rounded out the top ten with $3.5 million in 11 markets over the weekend for a total of $33.0 million domestically. The film opened in China over the weekend, but only managed $2.37 million, which was only good enough for fifth place. Worldwide, the film has a little more than $50 million, which is might not be enough to cover its likely global P&A budget, so the studio will lose (nearly) all of its $70 million production budget.
Date posted: 2014-04-17