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International Box Office: Justice League pulls in $184.95 million During Opening Weekend

November 22nd, 2017

Justice League

Justice League easily won the weekend race on the international chart with a total opening of $184.95 million on 47,000 screens in 65 markets. Its biggest market was China, where it opened with $50.58 million over the weekend for a total opening of $51.89 million. Its best market was Brazil, where it earned $14.2 million on 1,580 screens, which is the biggest all-time opening in that market. In most major markets, the film opened above Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok. For example, the film earned $9.6 million in Mexico, compared to $8.22 million for Wonder Woman and $7.34 million for Thor: Ragnarok. It wasn’t as impressive in every market. For example, it only managed $9.67 million during its first place opening in the U.K., which is equivalent to a little more than $50 million here. The film opens in Japan this weekend, but it will need good legs to pay for its $300 million production budget.

Thor: Ragnarok was pushed into second place with $24.1 million in 56 markets for totals of $490.7 million internationally and $738.0 million worldwide. It will soon become the eighth film in the MCU to reach $800 million worldwide, which will be enough to break even before it reaches the home market.

Murder on the Orient Express was close behind with $20.7 million in 54 markets over the weekend for totals of $96.5 million internationally and $148.2 million worldwide. The film has already made enough worldwide to cover its entire $55 million production budget and it still has openings in more than half-a-dozen major markets before it is done. Even without any new openings, it would have a shot at breaking even before reaching the home market. If it continues to do well internationally and it is a hit on the home market, then it could make enough money to pay for the entire production budget of the announced sequel, Death on the Nile.

Paddington 2 landed in fourth place with $9.2 million in 2 markets for a total of $26.1 million. This includes $8.80 million in 613 theaters over the weekend in the U.K. for a two-week total of $22.49 million. The film was supposed to be released stateside by Weinstein Co., but now it is a Warner Bros. release. That should help its box office chances and it could become a $100 million hit here.

The Golden Monk rounded out the top five with $8.55 million over the weekend in China, for a total opening in its native market of $8.62 million.

Coco barely made the top ten this past weekend with $3.6 million over the weekend for a total of $48.4 million. All of this has been earned in Mexico. In fact, it set the record for highest grossing film in that market, at least in local currency. It is still in second place in American dollars behind The Avengers, which earned $61.79 million there.

Filed under: International Box Office, Wonder Woman, Coco, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, Paddington 2, Shen Mo Dao Ji Gong, Marvel Cinematic Universe