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International Box Office: Ultron Still Ultimate Film on International Chart

May 28th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

For the fifth week in a row, The Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in first place. This week it pulled in $45.8 million in 91 markets for month-long totals of $859.8 million internationally and $1.265 billion worldwide. The film made $53.98 million in China, but that was for the full week, giving it a running tally of $209.39 million after 13 days of release. At this pace, the film should have no trouble hitting $900 million internationally and $1.3 million worldwide, likely over the weekend. Meanwhile, it has yet to open in Japan and should made $50 million, more or less, in that market alone. Will it get to $1 billion internationally? It is still too soon to tell. It should at least be close.

Mad Max: Fury Road remained in second place, but fell to $38.2 million in 70 markets for an international total of $124.3 million. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it did add $5.45 million on 714 screens in South Korea for a total of $14.72 million after two weeks of release. Its biggest market overall is the U.K. where it has made $14.84 million, including $4.04 million in 563 screens over the weekend.

Tomorrowland opened in third place with $26.7 million in 65 markets. This includes a first place opening in Russia, where it pulled in $3.91 million on 1,990 screens, while it debuted in top spot in Mexico with $2.8 million. It is obviously too soon to tell where the film will end up, but after struggling domestically, its international numbers take on more importance.

Pitch Perfect 2 returned to fourth place with $15.0 million on 3,486 screens in 37 markets for a three-week international total of $64.58 million. This is already more than the original earned internationally and it is only playing in a fraction of the major markets. The film's biggest market this past weekend was the U.K. where it earned $4.08 million in 534 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $14.95 million.

Spy! opened in fifth place with $12.5 million on 1,772 screens in 10 markets. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $4.11 million on 664 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.73 million. Meanwhile, it also opened in second place in Australia with $2.86 million on 377 screens. This suggests it will be a midlevel hit here. Personally, I was hoping for more than that.

Poltergeist opened in sixth place with $8.3 million in 35 markets. The film's biggest market was the U.K., where the movie made $2.24 million in 434 theaters. It also made $2 million on 600 theaters in Brazil.

Furious 7 fell out of the top ten with just $3 million over the weekend, but this helped it it reach $1.154 billion internationally and $1.502 billion worldwide. It became just the fourth film to reach $1.5 million worldwide and it is about to overtake The Avengers for third place.


Filed under: International Box Office, Poltergeist, Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Furious 7, Spy!, Pitch Perfect 2