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International Box Office: World Catches Fire

November 27th, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had its first wide weekend on the international chart after debuting in Brazil last weekend. It shot up to first place with $146.1 million in 65 markets, including two weeks in Brazil. The film was very strong compared to The Hunger Games in most markets, this was noticeable in the U.K., where it earned $19.8 million compared to $7.78 million for the first film. Germany's haul was $14 million, more than three times the $4.26 million for the original. It grew in Australia as well, but by a more subdued margin of $11.4 million to $9.48 million.

Gravity remained in second place, again, with $45.7 million on 9,500 screens in 57 markets for totals of $331.2 million internationally and $576.6 million worldwide. Of this, $34.8 million was earned on 5,854 screens in China. China tends to have very short legs, but even so, it will get to $600 million worldwide very shortly.

Thor: The Dark World fell from first to third with $24.8 million in 71 markets for totals of $381.0 million internationally and $548.9 million worldwide. The film pulled in $6 million during its debut in Italy, leaving just Japan ahead, but it doesn't open there till February.

Fack ju Göhte remains strong in Germany, although it surrendered top spot to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It made $8.0 million over the weekend for total of $36 million after three.

Captain Phillips rose a spot to fifth place with $6.97 million on 2,798 screens in 69 markets for totals of $76.64 million after more than a month of release. This week it opening in third place in France with $1.7 million on 500 screens. It might get to $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide, which is good enough that it will break even early in its home market run.

The Counselor slipped to sixth place with $5.4 million in 44 markets for a still early total of $29.9 million. The film struggled domestically and it is doing no better internationally.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 returned to the chart in seventh place with $4.11 million on 3,273 screens in 53 markets for a total of $92.39 million after two months of release. Its biggest market of the weekend was South Korea where it made $1.7 million on 637 screens.

Me, Myself and Mum earned $4 million in France, which was enough for eighth place internationally.

Chingu 2, a.k.a., Friend 2 fell to ninth place with $3.38 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $16.25 million in South Korea.

Sole A Catinelle added $3.2 million over the weekend in Italy giving it a total of $65.0 million after nearly a month in release in that market. It tops the previous record holder in that market, Che bella giornata, a.k.a. What a Beautiful Day, which finished with $59.37 million.

One last note, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor earned $2.92 million in the U.K. over the weekend earning third place in the process. By Monday evening it had reportedly taken $10.2 million worldwide, since its release on Saturday.


Filed under: International Box Office, Gravity, Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain Phillips, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Counselor