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International Box Office: Bridget Jones Celebrates Second Weekend on Top with $22.1 million

September 29th, 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones’s Baby remained in first place with $22.1 million on 5,092 screens in 47 markets for totals of $67.42 million internationally and $84.01 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $100 million internationally and perhaps $150 million worldwide. That's enough to pay for its $35 million production budget and perhaps all of its advertising budget as well. The film’s best new opening of the week was Italy, where it managed second place with $1.9 million on 421 screens. Its biggest market overall was the U.K. where it remained in first place with $8.39 million in 648 theaters for a two-week total of $27.59 million. It is now the biggest September release of all time in that market, topping Calendar Girls’ 13-year old record.

The Magnificent Seven had a poor result with $19.2 million in 63 markets for an early total of $24.8 million. Its biggest opening of the weekend came from the U.K., where it earned second place with $2.76 million in 543 theaters. However, the film earned first place in Russia with 1.84 million on 1,357 screens. Both of these results were well below its debut here, when you take into account the relative size of the markets.

Storks debuted in third place with $18.3 million in 33 markets over the weekend. Its biggest market was China, where it managed second place with $5.22 million. That’s a weak opening for that market. On the other hand, it opened in first place in Mexico with $2.43 million, which is close to its opening here, when compared to the relative size of the two markets.

The Secret Life of Pets returned to the international chart in fourth place with $9.0 million on 5,236 screens in 57 markets for totals of $457.42 million internationally and $821.75 million worldwide. It returned to the top five in part thanks to sharp declines in its competition, but also due to a very strong opening in Poland. Poland is a small market, one we rarely talk about, but it historically rewards animated films. That is the case with Pets, as the movie earned $1.7 million on 189 screens, making it the biggest opening for an animated film this year. On the downside, the film has only two more international markets left to open in, South Africa this week and Italy the next, so it won’t get to another major milestone.

Sully entered the top five for the first time in its run with $6.5 million in 45 markets for an international total of $34.5 million. The film pulled in $2.2 million on 360 screens in Japan, which is good, but it hasn’t exactly been a huge hit internationally. Granted, it has made enough worldwide to pay for its production budget, while it might cover its entire advertising budget before it is done.

Finding Dory remained in seventh place with $5.3 million in 14 markets over the weekend for totals of $485.6 million internationally and $969.8 million worldwide. The film fell a little faster than anticipated in Italy, down 45% to $3.41 million. However, this was still enough for first place over the weekend and lifted its total there to $11.32 million. The film finishes its international run this weekend when it debuts in Germany, as well as Austria and the German-speaking region of Switzerland. The film will need about $18 million in those markets in total to push the film’s worldwide total over $1 billion. Since Zootopia earned $29.72 million in Germany and Inside Out finished with $31.72 million in that market, Finding Dory has an excellent shot at that milestone. Anything more than $4 million during its opening weekend will keep it on pace for $1 billion

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