The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending may have had a bumpy ride on its domestic debut but, internationally at least, the sci-fi sudser is showing some wings. The film grossed $32.5 million with 5.4 million admissions from just under 10,200 screens in 65 countries. The results were particularly strong in Eastern Europe and Asia where Jupiter topped the box office in a number of locations.
The film enjoyed a strong opening in Russia with $4.7 million from 1.1 million admissions on 1,900 screens, comfortable nabbing the number one slot.
In France, Jupiter opened with an estimated $2.5 million and 289k admissions on 392 screens. Korea grossed $2.1 milllion with 259k admissions from 561 screens. The UK opened to $2.0 million with 193k admissions on 623 screens while in Brazil, it finished the weekend as runner-up, grossing $1.9 million with 311k admissions on 538 screens. Mexico brought in $1.8 million and 512k admissions on 1,025 screens, while Germany grossed $1.8 million with 144k admissions from 504 screens, opening at number 2. Italy grossed $1.2 million with 137k admissions from 307 screens and Spain clocked in a 2nd place finish with an estimated $1.1m with 129k admissions on 354 screens.
Jupiter opened strongly across Asia, bringing in $6 million in total from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand with a total 1.2 million admissions.
Jupiter is yet to open in Australia (February 19), China (March 6) and Japan (March 28).