International Box Office: Bewitching the Box Office
Maleficent rose to first place with $47.9 million in 54 markets for totals of $340.8 million internationally and $526.7 million worldwide. It became the first live-action film in Angelina Jolie's career to reach the $500 million mark. The film opened in first place in China with $22.01 million. Up next for the film is Japan and if it does well there, it could top Kung Fu Panda 2 as Angelina Jolie's biggest hit.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 rose to second place with $43.2 million in 53 markets over the weekend for a two-week total of $76.9 million. The film had nearly identical first place openings in Mexico and Brazil with $6.89 million and $6.57 million respectively. It also remained in first place in Russia with $5.21 million on 2,048 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $22.69 million. The film hasn't performed as well domestically as the original did, but so far that isn't the case internationally. I suspect the studio is feeling a lot better about the third installment as a result.
Edge of Tomorrow cracked the $200 million milestone internationally with $21.3 million in 65 markets over the weekend for a total of $218.2 million after four weeks of release. Worldwide, the movie has made $292.2 million and it has yet to open in Japan. If it does well there, and it is based on a local novella / Manga, it could come close to $400 million worldwide, which would be enough to break even sometime on the home market. Meanwhile, the film remained in first place in South Korea with $4.73 million on 677 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $32.06 million.
The Fault in Our Stars earned fourth place with $19.9 million in 46 markets for totals of $64.9 million internationally and $163.6 million worldwide. This is incredible for a film that cost just $12 million to make. This weekend, it opened in first place in the U.K. with $5.84 million on 511 screens. It was pushed into second place in Brazil with $4.09 million on 470 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $18.04 million. Given the relative size of the two markets, this is almost equivalent to a $200 million run here.
Godzilla fell from first to fifth with $14.9 million in 57 markets for totals of $282.2 million internationally and $477.2 million worldwide. It remained in first place in China this weekend with $31.77 million over the full week for a total of $69.07 million after two. It has yet to open in Japan, but will be at $500 million worldwide before it gets there. This should be enough to break even, but I'm not sure it will be enough to justify a sequel. It depends on if the studio thinks there is potential for growth.
22 Jump Street was right behind in sixth place with $14.44 million on 2,075 screens in 38 markets for a three-week total of $38.45 million. The film opened in first place in Australia with $6.46 million on 359 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.64 million. It slipped to second place in the U.K. with $2.61 million on 739 screens over the weekend for a total of $21.51 million after three weeks in that market.
X-Men: Days of Future Past landed in seventh place with $11.9 million in 47 markets over the weekend for totals of $478.0 million internationally and $694.7 million worldwide. With that, the film has now pulled in more internationally than any of the other films in the franchise managed worldwide. The studio has to be happy with such growth, especially for an older franchise.
Blended reached the top ten for the first time landing in eighth place with $6.5 million in 36 markets for an international total of $21.9 million. This includes a surprisingly strong second place debut in Russia with $2.41 million on 1,004 screens.
Frozen remained in first place in Japan, for the 15th week in a row, earning $3.57 million on 565 screens over the weekend for a total of $232.53 million in that market. If the film made $232.53 million domestically, it would have been just outside the Top 100 All-Time. Internationally, the film has $858.4 million, while its worldwide total rose to $1.259 billion. It is still $70 million behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II and is seems unlikely the film will last long enough to get there. Then again, it wasn't that long ago that it seems unlikely that the film would crack the top ten.
A Hard Day returned to the top ten with $2.98 million on 491 screens in South Korea for a total of $20.83 million after four weeks of release.
Date posted: 2014-06-25