UPDATED, MONDAY, 9:18 AM, 11:26 AM and 1:20 PM PT: Market breakdowns for Jurassic World, which broke records around the world this morning, are in below as is Disney, Fox and Warner Bros.’s titles such as San Andreas. Internationally, JW’s final gross ended up with a $315.3M tally, which means it officially passed Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2‘s $314M opening for the best ever international bow. To have an idea where Jurassic World is headed, the 2011 Harry Potter film ended its worldwide run with $1.34B. Universal Pictures also scored another international record. As I reported yesterday, the studio crossed $3B worldwide in the fastest time ever, passing 20th Century Fox’s climb to the milestone on June 30, 2010. Stateside, it bested The Avengers‘ all-time record bow as well, with a final gross of $208.8M and now has the fastest climb to $1B domestically.
Breaking down Jurassic World by territory, every market had a giant No. 1 opening and represented 70% of the weekend box office around the globe. In fact, it had the biggest opening ever in nine markets. Just to put this in perspective, Universal’s other title Pitch Perfect 2 has a 32-day total in Germany of $10.6M after this weekend; Jurassic World collected $11.4M on one weekend. IMAX also had a record-breaking international weekend with $23.5M. For details on this and all the market-by-market breakdowns, see Nancy Tartaglione’s Jurassic World here. All other weekend titles — including San Andreas and Spy follow. Still waiting for updates from Sony:
UPDATE, 4:15 PM PT: Led by Jurassic World’s out-of-this-world debut, this international frame was up about 105% compared to the similar period last week which had San Andreas coming off of a six-day start in China, but no major new global entry. Compared to last year, this session saw a 103% bump. At this time in 2014, we were in the first full frame of the soccer World Cup with a giant lizard, as opposed to oversized dinos, leading the proceedings as Godzilla thrashed into China with a $36.2M start followed by such holdovers as Edge Of Tomorrow and Maleficent.
Jurassic World should keep its teeth tightly clenched on a good portion of global box office with no day-and-date action competition until the end of the month. In the animated space, Disney is beginning to roll out Pixar’s cerebral charmer Inside Out this week. Glowingly received at the Cannes Film Festival last month, helmer Pete Docter’s Up follow-up begins on June 17 and carries through the weekend in about 40 markets that include France, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Russia. Universal will also bow its own animated tentpole, Despicable Me spinoff Minions, in four markets starting on June 17 and including Australia. Elsewhere, there are some local movies bowing in China including SPL: A Time For Consequences with Thai action star Tony Jaa; Lionsgate’s Insurgent also arrives after Divergent last year took about $12.3M. After a string of Hollywood hits that have owned box office there, Korea could get a homegrown jolt with local title The Classified File, a period crime pic based on a true story.
More on upcoming films later this week; actuals on the weekend’s bounty will be in on Monday.
PREVIOUS, 1:39 PM PT: While dinosaurs roamed and ruled the earth, San Andreas and Spy also shook up some box office action this weekend. Jurassic World domination was the major theme of the international frame, as the Universal behemoth took a phenomenal $315.3M in 66 overseas markets and scored a historic global box office milestone with $524.4M worldwide. For the full rundown on Jurassic World, check out my full report here. Below, meanwhile, is how the rest of the international marketplace shaped up in what was ultimately about $400M frame across the Top 10 titles.
Warner Bros/New Line/Village Roadshow’s disaster pic San Andreas grossed an estimated $41.8M this weekend with roughly 7M admissions on over 14,520 screens in 68 international markets. The overseas cume is now $253.5M. The Dwayne Johnson-starrer is still playing in China where it added $23.22M in a six-day frame on about 5,070 screens and came in 2nd behind Jurassic World. The 13-day cume is $80.1M, surpassing Godzilla to become the 4th highest-grossing WB film ever in the Middle Kingdom.
Also moving up the charts, Mexico grossed $2.4M on 1,550 screens, ranking No. 2 and taking the cume to $26.1M. San Andreas is now the 3rd biggest WB film ever in the market. Elsewhere, Korea added an estimated $2.4M for a cume of $11.2M; Brazil now stands with an estimated $9.3M total after pulling in $1.2M; the UK rocked to $1.3M to bring the cume to $15.3M; and France generated $1.1M with a $6.8M cume to date. The next major market release is Spain on June 26.
Fox’s Spy played to comedy-seeking crowds this frame with an additional $13.2M from 6,837 screens in 69 markets to bring the international total to $80M with four key markets still to release. The UK had the biggest weekend at $2.37M, down 35%, for a cume of $8.5M after two weekends of the Melissa McCarthy laffer. Germany ($2.6M cume), Holland ($898K cume), Belgium ($458K cume), and Israel ($446K cume) each dropped less than 20% in their sophomore frames. In lead overseas market Korea, where the cume is $16.24M, Spy has cracked the lifetime grosses of all Bond and Bourne films.
Insidious: Chapter 3 scared up another $6.7M in 45 offshore markets for a total of $26.3M. In holdovers, Russia booked another $1M in its 2nd frame, bringing the take to $5M — already within 90% of the lifetime of Insidious: Chapter 2 in local currency. Southeast Asia and Latin America also had good holds for the Sony release. Notably, the Philippines fell just 28% from its opening weekend, grossing $1M to take the market cume to $3M. Upcoming major openings include Mexico (6/26), Germany (7/2), France (7/8) and Korea (7/9).
Mad Max: Fury Road drove up a further $5.5M with over 700K admissions from 4,320 screens in 64 international markets. The international cume for the Warner Bros/Village Roadshow title is now $195.15M with Korea leading the charge at $28.9M, followed by the UK with $25.4M and France at $17.8M. Japan opens next week on June 20.
Disney’s Tomorrowland picked up a much better than expected $5.4M (up from $4.6M) offshore; crossing the $100M mark with $103.7M to date. The global cume on the George Clooney-starring futuristic adventure from Brad Bird is now $187.4M. It’s playing in 49 markets which covers 100% of its international footprint. The top plays are China with $18.8M, Russia at $7.6M and the UK at $7.6M. All markets are open.
Fox International Productions’ Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, a romantic drama starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan, opened to $4.19M in seven markets. It was the No. 1 local film in India with $3.6M on 1,200 screens. It also opened in the Middle East to $412K on 113 screens.
In its 8th frame, Avengers: Age Of Ultron hammered out a further $1.7M bringing the overseas total to $916.9M and the global haul to $1.361B. In 41 markets currently, it still has Japan to come on July 4. While live action Disney pictures are increasingly embraced in Japan, Marvel movies have seen lower returns recently. Last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy completed its voyage at about $10M and Captain America: The Winter Soldier enlisted about $6.7M in box office. Asia has been the biggest consumer of Ultron with China’s $235.5M in takings and Korea’s $82.2M.
While Universal is counting its dino dollars, it still has Pitch Perfect 2 and Furious 7 in the international marketplace. PP2 is singing a happy tune in 46 offshore territories with an added $2.2M this frame for a cume of a better than expected $92.4M and a worldwide songbook filled with $263.3M. It’s still playing strong in the U.K. and Ireland, which was the top market with $637K at 466 dates. The 31-day told in the market is now $26.1M, same as in Australia after 38 days. Germany’s 32-day total was $10.6M. There were no new openings this week, but 13 territories are still to release. Next up is Chile on June 25. Furious 7, meanwhile, has an international cume of $1.16B and a worldwide haul of $1.511B. It is still playing in 34 markets.
Vinnie and the Entourage boys picked up an estimated $1.6M (down from the estimated $1.83M) this weekend for Warner Bros with 239K admissions on 791 screens in Australia and a few smaller markets, taking the international cume to $5.8M. In Oz, the picture was No. 2 with $960K in its 2nd weekend on 299 screens. The UK, which held a well-attended premiere in London last week, opens on June 19.
Poltergeist lifted its offshore cume to $26.29M with an additional $1.2M from 1,489 screens in 38 markets. In its 3rd frame, Germany was down about 30% to bring in $486K for a $3.3M cume. In Brazil, the Sam Rockwell/Rosemarie DeWitt reboot that Fox is releasing added $220K to cume $5.4M — four times bigger than Insidious 2. There are more than 20 markets yet to release, including Russia, France, Mexico, and Italy.
Cameron Crowe’s Aloha said hello to a further $806K from 480 screens in seven Fox markets, taking the international cume to $3M. Brazil opened to $240K.
Far From the Madding Crowd from Fox bowed in Spain this past weekend for a $182K gross in 181 theaters. In its second weekend out in France, it brought in $206K in 109 dates for a two-week total there of $569K. Overall, it took in $470K this frame in six markets on 398 runs for a total international cume of $11.5M.
The Longest Ride galloped to another better than estimated $521K (up from $403K), with $338K from Italy which showed a drop of just 10%. The international tally stands $22.5M, with the UK releasing on June 19.
NOTEWORTHY: Universal’s Minions will bow in four international markets this coming week prior to its July 10 North American bow. It opens first in Indonesia on June 17 and then will be followed by Australia, Malaysia and Singapore on June 18. Universal is opening in these markets to take advantage of the local school holidays. The rest of the world will rollout over the coming months.
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