TUESDAY AM UPDATE, writethru: New Line/Warner Bros’ Rampage continued to dominate overseas play over the weekend, adding a better-than-estimated $58M in 61 markets to push the international box office to $217.6M through Sunday. The global tally on the Dwayne Johnson-starrer is $283.3M, also through Sunday. In China, Rampage crossed the $100M threshold and held No. 1 as it did in many key markets, easing only slightly in some of the smaller hubs. It still has France, Germany and Japan up its sleeve in May.
Rampage‘s week-on-week drop was 50% during a frame that saw summer weather largely blanket Western Europe, meaning moviehouses will have seen less traffic across the region. Overall, there were no major new wide releases as the world awaits Avengers: Infinity War which starts offshore rollout on Wednesday. Instead, this was a frame of holdovers and expansions with some notable milestones achieved.
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As we reported Saturday, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One crossed the $200M mark in the Middle Kingdom, and the $500M mark worldwide. With a full $23M in the current offshore frame, the cumes are $395.8M international and $521.9M global. The Warner Bros/Amblin/Village Roadshow movie notably began its box office quest in Japan where it grossed $4.4M on 745 screens to best Kong: Skull Island’s opening by 20%.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s A Quiet Place, refuses to be silenced. The John Krasinski-helmed scarer knocked out another $15M to increase the overseas volume to $74.8M off a 37% third-session drop and pacing above most comps. The global cume is $207.16M.Elsewhere, Sony’s Peter Rabbit is springing towards $200M internationally, having now overtaken the overseas lifetimes of both Paddington movies and still with Korea and Japan to hop on board. Worldwide, the Beatrix Potter bunny has $310M in the basket.
This week will see the mightily anticipated arrival of Disney/Marvel’s Infinity War beginning Wednesday in Australia, France, Korea and more before expanding through Friday everywhere except Russia and China. In the latter, there are no major Hollywood titles bowing until May 11 when the Avengers assemble which will give the holdovers a bit of space. An upcoming local movie to keep an eye on in the Middle Kingdom is romance film Us And Them which is tracking well ahead of next weekend’s May 1 holiday. We’ll be back early this week with a preview of the global outlook for the next session.
Breakdowns on this weekend’s films, and actuals where available, have been updated below.
Overall, Rampage (est production cost $120M) held onto its No. 1s in several markets also including Korea, the UK, Mexico and the UAE. In the UK, the drop was significant, although summer weather is likely part culprit there.
In Latin America, the film was No. 1 for a 33% regional drop. Some smaller individual markets had tight holds: Philippines (-38%), Argentina (-26%), Chile (-18%), New Zealand (-13%) and Israel (-7%).
The Top 5 markets outside China are Korea ($10.2M), Mexico ($9.8M), the UK ($9.2M), Malaysia ($6.2M) and Indonesia ($5.3M).
Rampage still has France (May 2), Germany (May 10) and Japan (May 18) to come.
READY PLAYER ONE
The final market for RP1, Japan, opened this session and delivered $4.4M on 745 screens. The results are 20% above Kong: Skull Island, 28% better than Pacific Rim: Uprising, 39% bigger than Jumanji and more than triple the first Hunger Games.
RP1 fell to No. 3 this weekend in China as local picture 21 Karat took the silver. Although the studio recoups just 25%, the Middle Kingdom run has been spectacular with a total now of $207.4M and a spot on the charts as the No. 10 biggest Hollywood grosser in the market. It is also by far the biggest U.S. movie of the year there.
The Top 5 hubs are China ($207.4M), the UK ($21.6M), Korea ($18.3M), France ($17.3M) and Russia ($12.4M).
A QUIET PLACE
For all markets in release, the Krasinski/Emily Blunt-starrer is now 87% above Don’t Breathe, 61% above Get Out, 58% over Lights Out, 5% above The Conjuring and 9% below Split. (The latter last year finaled at $140M overseas.)
In new openings, Spain bowed No. 2 with $891K at 287 locations and Vietnam kicked off with $302K at 139 locations for No. 3.
The UK is the top play so far with $11.7M after a 47% dip from the sophomore frame. The best 3rd weekend hold was in Australia with a 26% drop for a $6.7M cume. Rounding out the Top 5 market cumes are Mexico ($6.6M/3rd weekend), Brazil ($5.3M/3rd weekend) and Russia ($4.1M/2nd weekend).
The Will Gluck-directed story of Beatrix Potter’s classic character has become the biggest non-Bond Sony movie ever in the UK after recently holding No. 1 for four weeks. Sony opened the movie there well ahead of Easter in order to tee it up for the holidays which clearly paid off. The UK gross is a leading $54.5M, followed by China with $26.2M, Australia at $17.2M, Germany’s $11.4M and Russia’s $9.5M.
TRUTH OR DARE
Australia leads markets with $7.5M after a slight dip in weekend four and the UK is at $5.3M also in the 4th session. Spain, Italy, Russia and Mexico are on deck in May with France hitting August 1.
MISC UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
Campeones (UNI): $1.8M intl weekend (Spain only); $8.5M Spain cume
Sherlock Gnomes (PAR): $1.7M intl weekend (29 markets); $18.1M intl cume
Coco (DIS): $1.6M intl weekend ($1.3M from Japan); $588M intl cume
Black Panther (DIS): $1.6M intl weekend; $643.3M intl cume
Love, Simon (FOX): $1.5M intl weekend (14 markets); $13.1M intl cume
Red Sparrow (FOX): $1.28M intl weekend (35 markets); intl cume $98.4M
The Greatest Showman (FOX): $1.05M intl weekend (17 markets); intl cume $254.2M
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (SNY): $920K intl weekend (26 markets); $551.5M intl cume ($955.5M worldwide)
Boss Baby (UNI): $800K intl weekend (Japan only); $28.5M Japan cume
Den Of Thieves (STX): $624K intl weekend (includes Korea opening); $34.6M intl cume
Lady Bird (UNI): $600K intl weekend (23 markets); $24.7M intl cume
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