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International Box Office: Thor Threepeats with $75.9 million and Overtakes The Dark World

November 15th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

For the third weekend in a row, Thor: Ragnarok dominated the international chart, earning $75.9 million in 56 markets for totals of $438.5 internationally and $650.6 million worldwide. The film fell 59% during its second weekend in China, but this is actually much better than average for the market. It added $21.71 million this past weekend, pushing its running tally to $95.51 million after just two weeks of release in that market. The film held up even better in the U.K., where it dipped just 33% to $4.05 million in 569 theaters for a three-week total of $34.07 million. Its next biggest international market was South Korea, where it has earned $31.07 million, including $3.53 million on 856 screens this past weekend. The film already has more worldwide than either of the previous Thor films earned in total. It has entered the top ten in the MCU and it is on pace to enter the top five on that chart before its done.

Murder on the Orient Express raced up to second place with $45.8 million in 57 markets for totals of $57.2 million internationally and $85.9 million worldwide. Its biggest new market was China, where it earned second place with $18.97 million over the weekend for a total opening of $21.09 million. Meanwhile, it earned first place in Australia with $2.95 million on 333 screens. It declined just 12% in the U.K., where it pulled in $5.76 million in 642 theaters for a two-week total of $17.10 million. The film cost $55 million to make and it should make enough worldwide to pay for all of that and likely a sizable chunk of its advertising budget.

Paddington 2 opened in third place internationally and first place in its native U.K. with $10.88 million in 607 theaters in the U.K. This is 36% bigger than the original opened with. This film also has better reviews, but as a sequel, it will likely have shorter legs. That said, if it can merely match the original, then it will make enough to justify a third film in the franchise.

There was practically a three-way tie for fourth place. Jigsaw grabbed fourth place with $8.6 million in 73 markets for totals of $44.7 million internationally and $79.1 million worldwide. The film only managed $533,000 on 120 screens in Japan and $448,000 on 369 screens in Mexico.

A Bad Moms Christmas earned fifth place with $8.5 million in 24 markets for totals of $18.4 million internationally and $60.4 million worldwide. This film is struggling compared to the original domestically, but it is actually doing better internationally. If this continues, it will break even before it reaches the home market.

Coco just missed the top five with $8.05 million over the weekend for a total of $41.18 million after three weeks of release, all of which was earned in Mexico. It is now the biggest animated hit in Mexico and the second biggest hit overall, behind only The Avengers, which earned $61.79 million there.

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