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International Box Office: John Carter's International Run is Heavenly

March 21st, 2012

John Carter's international run is heavenly, at least compared to its domestic run. It's weak compared to its production budget. This weekend it added $40.7 million in 54 markets for a total of $126.10 million. It opened huge in China with $10.4 million, while it held on reasonably well in Russia earning $6.60 million on 939 screens over the weekend for a total of $26.10 million after two. At this pace, getting to $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide might be difficult. And that would be the minimum needed to save face.

The Lorax made its first appearance on the international chart in second place with $12.08 million on 1,285 screens in 16 markets for an early total of $14.61 million. Much of this came from Russia where it has earned $9.69 million on 693 screens, including midweek numbers.

This Means War remained in third place with $9.16 million on 4,334 screens in 58 markets for a total of $69.45 million after a month of release. Its biggest new market of the weekend was Brazil where it made $1.7 million on 314 screens, while it had to settle for second place in Mexico with $1.4 million on 543.

21 Jump Street opened in fourth place with $7.17 million on 702 screens in 11 markets. Its best opening came from Australia where it earned first place with $4.38 million on 300 screens, but it also did well in the U.K. with $2.47 million on 389, which was enough for second place.

There were a few other notable milestones reached by films further down the list. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island crossed $200 million internationally early in the week and is now over $300 million worldwide. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol crossed $100 million in China alone.


Filed under: International Box Office, Doctor Seuss' The Lorax, John Carter, 21 Jump Street, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, This Means War, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island