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International Box Office: With $428.7 million, Ragnarok Races to Catch up to Thor

November 9th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

As expected, Thor: Ragnarok remained in first place on the international chart dominating the competition with $151.4 million in 55 markets during its second weekend of release for a two-week total of $306.0 million internationally and $428.7 million worldwide. After just two weeks of release, the film is within striking distance of the original Thor at the worldwide box office and by this time next week, it might surpass The Dark World. As for this past weekend’s highlights, the box office was led by China, where it earned first place with $53.42 million over the weekend for a total opening of $54.53 million. This is the biggest November opening in that market and the biggest total for a Thor film. It had to settle for second place in Mexico, but was still impressive with $7.34 million over the weekend for a total opening of $10.52 million. It also did well in Germany with $5.5 million over the weekend for a total opening of $8.9 million, which is 70% higher than Doctor Strange’s opening there last year. The best holdover came from South Korea, where it was down 47% to $6.39 million on 1,047 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $25.88 million. The only market left to open in is Trinidad, but even with no major markets, the film will have no trouble getting to $500 million internationally and $800 million worldwide.

Geostorm remained in second place with $18.0 million on 13,171 screens in 65 markets for totals of $154.3 million internationally and $183.2 million worldwide. If it continues to do well internationally, it might have a chance at breaking even on the home market. That’s good news for a film that was stuck in development hell for so long.

Jigsaw landed in third place with $13.7 million in 62 markets over the weekend for an international total of $30.7 million after two weeks of release. It earned $1.9 million in France and $1.15 million over the weekend in Italy for a total opening of $2.15 million.

Fack ju Göthe 3 added $12.34 million in Germany for a two-week total of $46.84 million. We will have to wait to see if the film has any crossover appeal in other markets, but if it does, it will top the average of the previous films in the franchise.

Coco rose to fifth place with $10.74 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $27.90 million. All of this was earned in Mexico. The film doesn’t open here until Thanksgiving Wednesday.

Murder on the Orient Express missed the top five internationally, but it earned first place in the U.K. with $6.51 million in 618 theaters over the weekend. This is equivalent to a $35 million opening here; however, it is based on a novel by Agatha Christie and she’s a national treasure in the U.K., so I would be a little more cautious here.

Filed under: International Box Office, Coco, Geostorm, Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, Jigsaw, Fack ju Göhte 3, Thor, Fack ju Göhte, Agatha Christie
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