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International Box Office: Deadpool and Mermaid Crack $100 Million Milestones

February 18th, 2016


Deadpool opened in first place on the international chart, but it was surprisingly close. The film earned $125.0 million in 61 markets, which is a little lower than its domestic numbers, but its worldwide opening of $257.4 million is fantastic, especially for a film that cost $58 million to make. Its biggest opening came from the U.K., where it earned $20.52 million in 543 theaters. It also earned more than $10 million in Russia ($12.11 million in 1119 theaters) and in Australia ($10.87 million in 393). The film is already playing in most major international markets, but even if it just matches its opening weekend during the rest of its run, it will earn near enough a $100 million profit margin. There will be a sequel, but there may also be several copycat films as well .

The Mermaid was a very close second with $122.21 million over the weekend for a seven-day total of $277.41 million. It was the New Year in China and the total box office was $581 million for the week. That's a record for the market.

Monkey King 2 earned $38 million over the weekend for an eight-day opening of $113 million.

From Vegas to Macau 3 was right behind with $36 million over the weekend and $120 million in total.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip slipped to fifth place with $15.3 million in 52 markets over the weekend for totals of $108.1 million internationally and $192.2 million worldwide. It is not keeping pace with the other films in the franchise, but it is going to break even sooner rather than later.

Further down the list, we find Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 15th place with $4.3 million in 28 markets over the weekend for totals of $1.111 billion internationally and $2.027 billion worldwide.

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