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International Box Office: Trace is just a Hop, Skip, and a Jump to First Place with $47.37 million

July 28th, 2016


Skiptrace earned first place internationally with $47.37 million over the weekend for a total opening of $63.04 million. The film dominated the box office in its native China with $45.58 million last weekend for a four-day opening of $61.25 million. This is the best opening in Jackie Chan's career, but unfortunately, it is only getting a limited release here.

The Legend of Tarzan earned second place on the international chart with $44.7 million in 61 theaters over the weekend for totals of $145.7 million internationally and $261.7 million worldwide. The film’s biggest opening came in China, where it made $12.07 million over the weekend for a six-day opening of $27.38 million. This isn’t a bad run, but you have to think the studio was expecting more when they spent $180 million making it.

Star Trek Beyond debuted in a third place tie with $30 million in 37 markets over the weekend. This is a terrible start. Its biggest market was the U.K. where it managed second place with $6.21 million in 535 theaters; however, this is approximately half of Into Darkness's debut in that market. It didn’t fall as much in Germany, but it did fall to $4.5 million. The film also did weaker than expected in Russia ($3.44 million) and Australia ($2.98 million). There is good news, as the Star Trek brand has a lot of revenue sources, so even if this film doesn’t break even on its own, it could boost sales of Star Trek merchandise enough to be worth another sequel.

Ice Age: Collision Course tied for third place with $30 million in 60 markets for an international total of $178 million. There were no new major market openings this past weekend, which is the only real good news for the film. On a side note, I’ve read a few reports claiming the Ice Age franchise became the first animated franchise to reach $3 billion worldwide. This is not true, as Shrek got there years ago with Puss in Boots.

Train To Busan opened in first place in its native South Korea and fifth place internationally with $24.32 million on 1,786 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $38.98 million.

Finding Dory fell out of the top five, but as the biggest domestic hit, it is still worth tracking internationally. It added $19.5 million in 45 markets, while its totals rose to $321.5 million internationally and $781.7 million worldwide. The film opens in the U.K. this weekend, while it doesn’t finish its international run until September. Hopefully it will be past $1 billion before then.

Filed under: International Box Office, Finding Dory, Ice Age: Collision Course, The Legend of Tarzan, Skiptrace, Star Trek Beyond, Busanhaeng, Star Trek, Shrek, Ice Age, Jackie Chan