3rd UPDATE, WRITETHRU, Monday 10:50 AM: After beginning international rollout last weekend with a debut frame of $200.4M, Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War added $217M overseas in the sophomore session. The cume to date is a fantastic $494M international and $673.1M worldwide. The China start led the charge abroad with $95.6M moving through Middle Kingdom turnstiles this weekend. That gives Team Cap and Team Iron Man bragging rights to the No. 2 FSS three-day opening for a Hollywood title ever in the market, behind only Transformers: Age Of Extinction. The China bow was 15% ahead of Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($240M PROC cume). It also equals the entire run of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice in that market.
In terms of where CACW sits overall versus Ultron — which is Marvel’s biggest film internationally ($946M) — it’s a bit early to call. That’s down to a distortion between the two films’ China openings: Beginning its run on a Monday last May, Ultron essentially had a seven-day bow in the Middle Kingdom versus Civil War’s three-day. Last weekend, CACW opened in its first suite of markets at about 5% below Ultron. The full weekend breakdown is below.
CACW is already the No. 5 global release of 2016 and the No. 3 Western international release. The Anthony- and Joe Russo helmed MCU entry joins Disney’s other first semester releases at the top of the charts. Zootopia is the No. 1 movie for 2016 both globally and internationally; and The Jungle Book is the 3rd biggest film of the year globally and the 4th biggest Western film of 2016 internationally. Those titles helped The Walt Disney Studios cross $1B domestic in a record 128 days (besting last year’s 165-day industry record and its own 174 days in 2015), as well as $2B international and $3B global, overtaking the previous industry records set last summer.
In other Disney highlights, The Jungle Book is approaching $500M overseas and $800M global. Meanwhile, Zootopia has crossed $950M worldwide. The biggest studio newcomer this frame was Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising with $9M.
Breakdowns are updated below with local language added, including China’s Book Of Love (aka Finding Mr Right 2) which came in 3rd for the international weekend.
Next frame, which ushers in the kickoff of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, will see The Angry Birds Movie take flight in some key overseas markets including the UK, Brazil, Russia and Germany.
Anita Busch updated Monday’s international box office.
NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING
Known as Bad Neighbours 2 overseas, the sequel to 2014’s R-rated comedy set up house in 16 international markets this frame, grossing a final $8M. The Universal title that reteams stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron was the best new opener in all markets where it bowed. The original did the bulk of its $120.5M offshore in the UK, Germany and Australia. The UK was the best debut for the sequel with $2.4M at No. 3 and 484 dates. Australia followed with $1.8M, good for No. 2 at 246 dates. Germany also bowed No. 2 with $1.5M at 524 dates. Austria opened to No. 1 with $451K at 64 dates, despite the second weekend of Captain America: Civil War. There are 40 more territories to go over the next few months with Hong Kong, Malaysia and New Zealand opening this week. North America moves in on May 20.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
The Marvel mash-up followed last frame’s $200.4M international opening with a second weekend estimate of $217M. The offshore cume is $494M and the global haul is $673.1M with North America getting its first taste this weekend. Significant new markets to enter the picture this session included China, Russia, Italy and Argentina. When comparing territories that opened last weekend to this one, the overall drop-off was 55%. That’s following what was a holiday weekend in many markets last frame. The pic retained the No. 1 spot in all offshore plays.
The international cume to date has already surpassed the lifetime totals of Captain America ($194M), Iron Man ($267M), Thor ($268M), Iron Man 2 ($312M), Ant-Man ($339M), Thor: The Dark World ($438M), Guardians Of The Galaxy ($440M) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($455M).
The global gross has overtaken the entire worldwide runs of Captain America ($371M), Thor ($449M), Ant-Man ($519M), Iron Man ($585M), Iron Man 2 ($624M) and Thor: The Dark World ($644M).
In Imax, CACW scored a global weekend of $31M, a new record for a day-and-date opening of a Marvel title. The worldwide total is now $44M. In China, the $9.5M start on 283 Imax screens puts Steve Rogers and Tony Stark as second best opening ever in U.S. dollars, only behind Optimus Prime and Transformers: Age Of Extinction ($9.7M).
In new plays this frame, China overall was the biggest opener with $95.6M for the No. 2 FSS three-day ever for a Hollywood pic, behind T4. In Russia, Cap nabbed 77% of the market share with a $9.2M start at No. 1. Argentina was the No. 5 industry opening ever, coming in 24% ahead of Ultron in admissions with $3.9M for the weekend. Italy bowed to $6.7M. In the smaller markets, Cap 3 was the No. 2 opening weekend ever in the UAE and the biggest superhero start ever in Turkey and Ukraine.
Holdover market highlights include the following. Korea is already the 7th biggest industry release of all time with $53.4M. Hong Kong is the No. 8 release ever with $12.2M; Malaysia is No. 6 ever with $9.1M. The Philippines is No. 4 ever with $11.9M. Brazil dipped just 38%, while France drropped 45% and Germany was down 48%. They each form part of the Top 10 markets which are below:
China ($95.6M), Korea ($53.4M), the UK ($40M), Mexico ($34.2M), Brazil ($25.3M), Australia ($17.7M), Japan ($19.1M), France ($16.5M), Germany ($13.9M) and Taiwan ($12.8M).
THE JUNGLE BOOK
With a $24.4M international weekend, Disney’s swinging adventure is well within reach of $500M overseas. The total to date is $491.6M for a global $779.5M. The Jon Favreau-helmed crowd pleaser just leapt through its 5th offshore frame in 52 territories and still has Korea and Japan to come. Although Captain America: Civil War and local pic Book Of Love are dominating China, the Middle Kingdom remains little Mowgli’s biggest play at $147.5M. The film is now Disney’s 2nd biggest live action film ever in the market.
With a current $53.2M, the UK will catapult The Jungle Book to become the market’s biggest movie of 2016 later this week. India is the No. 3 territory at $36.3M, followed by Mexico at $22.1M and France at $21.5M.
In notable highlights, TJB has surpassed the European haul of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. This session, it finished in 2nd place behind Cap 3 in the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland. In the Middle East, it is the 2nd biggest movie of all time behind Furious 7. Australia crossed $20M and Latin America saw small drops with Argentina ($20.3M), Brazil ($9.6M) and Mexico ($22.1M) off only 10%, 30% and 35%, respectively.
Zootopia has zoomed past the $950M mark with a global $958.1M to date. Disney’s animated parable is the No. 1 movie of 2016 worldwide and internationally, and the 6th biggest animated film of all time. The 13th offshore weekend was lucky for $5.8M which helps push the offshore total to $630M. Japan had another Zooper weekend with $3.6M, down just 27% from the previous frame. The total there is now $28.8M. Whether the Byron Howard and Rich Moore-directed charmer can hop past $1B global is largely dependent on how Japan continues to leg out. It’s a big multiple market, but it could be close. Disney’s own The Jungle Book swings in on August 11. The Top 5 markets thus far for Zootopia are China at $235.6M; the UK with $32.7M; Germany at $32.1M; Russia at $32.2M and France with $31.6M.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR
With $4.2M in 66 territories this weekend in 7,682 runs, the Universal sequel raised its international total to $105.8M. Worldwide, it’s now iced $146.7M. Panama and Central America were new openers this weekend with a No. 2 start of $496K at 140 dates. Japan is the final release on May 27.
BATMAN v SUPERMAN
With an international cume of $540.6M to date, the superhero smackdown is still playing on 1,923 screens and took in another $909K this weekend. The top markets for this film is, of course, China with $95.5M followed by the U.K. which has a total cume of $52.2M. In Brazil, the film is now the 3rd biggest film of all time and has the bragging rights of being the No. 2 superhero film as it has surpassed Avengers in the market. The next in the Top Five markets for this Warner Bros.’ movie is Mexico ($36.1M), Australia ($22.5M) and France ($21.3M).
Universal’s Melissa McCarthy comedy had a $510K weekend in its existing 24 markets with no new openings. The international cume is $11.9M. Combined with North America cume of $59.3M, the new worldwide cume is $71.2M. Upcoming releases include Spain (May 20) and the UK (June 10).
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
The sequel which Universal is releasing in 28 territories put $321K in the dowry from 276 dates. Argentina opened to $185K from 114 runs (which is 3x the original and Chile bowed with $17K (even with the first installment’s gross). The international cume is now $28.9M. Stateside, teh comedy has grossed $58.3M, so the worldwide gross now stands at $87.3M.
RIDE ALONG 2
The Kevin Hart comedy from Universal gave the star his best ever bow in Spain with $309K at 169 dates. In total, in two markets this weekend, it grossed $315K. The international cume is now $32.7M. Domestically it has ridden in with $90.9M for a worldwide total of $123.6M.
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Florence Foster Jenkins, the film that stars Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in the dramedy about the New York socialite songbird who wants so badly to become a great singer but doesn’t have the chops, bowed in the U.K. this weekend to $1M+ on 554 dates. The Stephen Frears film doesn’t bow stateside until August 12th.
EDDIE THE EAGLE
In Fox releases that are winding down their runs ahead of the dawn of X-Men: Apocalypse, Eddie The Eagle added another $1.1M in 19 markets for a $16.3M cume. It opened in France this weekend to grab $310K in 193 runs. In its second weekend in New Zealand, it pulled in another $135K on 91 screens to bring its total up to $571K.
KUNG FU PANDA
Kung Fu Panda 3 kicked up another $1.1M in 40 for a total $375.4M; and The Revenant trapped a further $445K in Japan for a great $7.8M cume there and an international total of $345.6M.
Hail, Caesar! is still playing in 14 markets; it’s international total is $32.9M and worldwide is has culled together $63M. It has one more market to release: Japan on May 14.
Chinese romcom Book Of Love (aka Finding Mr Right 2) picked up an additional $13M this frame to land it No. 2 for the Middle Kingdom weekend, behind Captain America, and No. 3 overall. Earlier this week, the latest installment in the Beijing Meets Seattle franchise became the highest-grossing romantic comedy ever at the Chinese box office when it crossed 500M yuan ($77M). The total now is $95M. Wu Xiubo and Tang Wei, who also starred in 2013’s Finding Mr Right, play different characters in the separate story about a relationship that spans from Macau to LA.
Korea‘s Phantom Detective, came in No. 2 at home, behind Civil War, with $5.6M, according to Kobiz. Directed by Jo Sung-hee, it follows a ruthless private detective with an exceptional memory and quirky personality who becomes entangled in a much bigger conspiracy than he bargained for.
In France, Jean Dujardin-starrer Un Homme A La Hauteur (Up For Love) grossed $1.75M for Gaumont. Directed by Laurent Tirard, the comedy sees Dujardin as a man who charms a woman from a distance when he recovers her lost phone. When they meet, things don’t go exactly as planned. Virginie Efira co-stars.
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