International Box Office: Dawn of a New Day for Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose from eighth to first place thanks to its debut in China. Overall, the film made $51.2 million in 29 markets for totals of $408.0 million internationally and $613.3 million worldwide. It dominated the box office in China with $45.13 million and if it has any legs in this market, it will reach $500 million internationally and $750 million worldwide is within reach after its run in Japan.

Lucy was pushed into second place with $31.2 million in 52 markets for totals of $151.6 million internationally and $269.4 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Mexico with $3.74 million on 1,519 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.18 million. Meanwhile in Japan, it only managed third place with $1.92 million on 205 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.66 million. On a more positive side, it remained in first place in the U.K. with $3.27 million on 504 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.28 million. At this point, it has made more than enough to cover its production and P&A budgets.

Guardians of the Galaxy slipped into third place with $19.7 million in 68 markets for totals of $273.1 million internationally and $548.53 million worldwide. The film's only major market debut this past weekend was Germany, where it debuted in first place with $6.87 million in 596 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.07 million. By this time next week, the film will likely be ahead of Iron Man's worldwide total on the Avengers franchise list.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remained in fourth place with $13.0 million in 43 markets for totals of $112.1 million internationally and $274.7 million worldwide. Its only major market opening was in South Korea, where it placed fifth with $2.16 million on 479 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.59 million.

Into the Storm entered the top five with $12.9 million in 51 markets for an international total of $47.7 million. The film did surprisingly well in South Korea just $30,000 away from first place with $4.77 million on 585 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.50 million. It also opened in second place in Italy with $911,000 on 360 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.23 million. It wasn't as strong in Brazil, where it opened in fourth place with $1.03 million on 286 screens. It also placed fourth in Spain with $567,000 on 253 screens.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 fell to sixth place with $10.5 million in 23 markets for totals of $420.2 million internationally and $593.7 million worldwide. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it did add $11.93 million for the full week in China for a three-week total of $63.18 million in that market.

Hercules climbed a couple spots to seventh with $9.8 million in 29 markets for an international total of $103.8 million. It opened in first place in France with $3.41 million on 487 screens. The film cost $100 million to make, so it will still need some help to break even.

The Expendables 3 returned to the top ten in ninth place with $8.8 million in 36 markets for a total of $59.0 million. The film had no major market openings this past weekend. Argentina, was the biggest market it debuted in, but sadly we don't have box office numbers for that market.

Let's Be Cops entered the top ten with $6.6 million in 23 markets over the weekend for a two-week total of $9.8 million. The film opened in second place in both the U.K. ($2.74 million on 442 screens) and in Russia ($2.00 million on 1,016).

Pirates remained in first place in South Korea with $4.80 million on 682 screens over the weekend for a four-week total of $52.74 million.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-09-04