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International Box Office: The Force Awakens earns $53.17 million in two-day Chinese Debut

January 13th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Last weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the only Hollywood film in the top five on the International Chart. This week, there were four Hollywood titles in the top five, again led by The Force Awakens. The film earned $104.3 million over the weekend for a total of $921.4 million internationally and $1.734 billion worldwide. It is now the biggest release of 2015 worldwide, but it is fourth on the yearly international chart. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in China with $53.17 million, but that was only over two days. This includes a record Saturday opening of $32.16 million. Meanwhile, the film has climbed into first place on the all-time chart in the U.K. with $162.03 million, putting it ahead of Skyfall.

The Revenant debuted in second place with $20.2 million internationally. This includes a first place, $7.07 million opening on 1,063 screens in Russia. It debuted in second place in both Germany ($4.07 million on 399 screens) and in Australia ($2.88 million on 247).

The Hateful Eight debuted in third place with $17 million in 14 markets over the weekend. Half of that came from two second place debuts in France ($4.57 million on 634 screens) and in the U.K. ($4.06 million on 402).

The Good Dinosaur returned to the chart in fourth place with $12 million over the weekend for totals of $148.7 million internationally and $266.1 million worldwide. The film earned first place in South Korea with $2.89 million on 788 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.33 million there. That's the biggest opening for a Pixar film in that market.

Detective Chinatown rounded out the top five with $11.8 million over the weekend for a total of $96.64 million after 12 days of release.

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