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International Box Office: Last Knight Shines Bright with $196.2 million

June 29th, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight dominated the international box office chart earning $196.2 million in 40 markets, picking up first place in each of those markets. There’s good news and bad news. Good news, this is slightly ahead of Age of Extinction’s combined opening in these markets. Bad news, most of it came from China, where studios only get 25% of the box office, instead of an average 40% in other international markets. The Chinese debut was impressive, $127.24 million on 7,800 screens, including previews. It also did well in South Korea with $9.53 million on 1,727 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.87 million. It was nearly as potent in Russia with $8.45 million on 1,456 screens. On the other hand, its openings in the U.K. ($5.90 million in 577 theaters) and in Australia ($3.39 million on 539 screens) were actually worse than its opening here, given the relative size of the markets involved. The film has yet to open in several major markets, including France, where it opens this weekend, so it should remain active on the international chart for a while.

Wonder Woman remained in second place with $20.5 million in 65 markets for totals of $334.5 million internationally and $652.6 million worldwide. The film earned first place in Spain with $2.2 million. At this pace, the film will overtake Man of Steel’s worldwide total before the weekend, while even if it had no more market markets to debut in, it would just overtake Suicide Squad with $750 million. That said, it would take a monster run in Japan, its only major market left, to overtake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Mummy fell from first to third with $17.9 million on 12,893 screens 69 markets for totals of $275.19 million internationally and $343.9 million worldwide. The film doesn’t open in Japan until the end of July, but once it is done there, it could have $400 million worldwide. Unfortunately, this will merely be enough to save face and not enough to guarantee a profit anytime soon.

Cars 3 remained in fourth place with $11.9 million in 26 markets for totals of $41.4 million internationally and $140.2 million worldwide. Its only major opening of the weekend was Australia, $2.01 million on 410 screens, and that’s including previews. This is a disappointing result. The film has yet to open in most international markets, but at the moment it is on pace to have the weakest worldwide result in the franchise.

Baywatch returned to the top five with $11.2 million in 56 markets for totals of $80.9 million internationally and $137.6 million worldwide. The studio’s share of the worldwide total is just over $60 million, which is great for a film that cost $60 million to make. On the down side, it is running out of markets to open in. This week it earned first place in France with $2.6 million on 545 screens, which is inline with other similar markets.

Despicable Me 3 remained in seventh place, this time with $6.6 million on 1,493 screens in 6 markets for a two-week total of $18.36 million. The film opened in second place in India with $1.8 million. This is the best opening in that market in Illumination Entertainment’s history. That’s a good omen for its opening here this weekend.

Filed under: International Box Office, Wonder Woman, The Mummy, Despicable Me 3, Baywatch, Cars 3, Transformers: The Last Knight, Cars