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International Box Office: Rogue Remains in First with $135.5 million, While International Films Flourish

December 29th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story remained in first place with $47.1 million in 54 markets for totals of $237.4 million internationally and $523.4 million worldwide. The film “struggled” over the weekend, but mainly due to the holidays. Christmas Eve is as big of a dead zone in most of Europe as it is here; in fact, a lot of theaters close on Christmas Eve. Likewise, a lot of theaters in the U.K. and Australia are closed on Christmas day. Even so, the film has already cracked $10 million in a number of major markets, starting with the the U.K., where it has $42.1 million. Germany and France are neck-and-neck with $21.8 million and $19.6 million respectively. The film has pulled in $17.84 million in Australia and $16.7 million in Japan. Next week we will have a better picture where the film is heading, as the holidays will be over in most places. I think $1 billion worldwide is a safe bet.

See You Tomorrow debuted in first place in its native China and second place internationally with $40.08 million over the weekend for a total opening of $40.37 million.

A fellow Chinese film, Railroad Tigers, was next with $30.80 million over the weekend for a total opening of $31.19 million.

Sing entered the top five for the first time earning fourth place with $27 million in 50 markets over the weekend for an early total of $48 million. The film opened in first place in Mexico with $3.5 million, while it had to settle for second place in South Korea with $3.34 million on 795 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.75 million. Its best market so far is Germany, where it has pulled in $9.6 million, including $1.4 million this past weekend.

Dangal, an Indian film, was next with $26.32 million in 10 markets over the weekend. The film is on pace to become the biggest box office hit in India this year.

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