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.
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.
With an additional $58M in 61 markets on 33,140 screens, New Line/Warner Bros’ Rampage crossed the $200M mark at the international box office this weekend. The overseas cume is $217.6M through Sunday with $283.3M global. About 48% of the session came from China where the Dwayne Johnson-starrer picked up $26.9M and held No. 1. The total there is $106.4M through Sunday The studio gets 25% of the take in the Middle Kingdom where there is still some swing room for Rampage. There are no major Hollywood titles on deck until May 11 when Avengers: Infinity War arrives. In the meantime, however, there will be a flood of local pics including romance film Us And Them which is tracking well ahead of the May 1 holiday.
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
Crossing $500M worldwide this weekend and $200M in China, Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi pop culture ode took in $23M during the frame on 14,750 screens in 67 markets. The international cume through Sunday is just shy of $400M at $395.8M. Globally, the Warner Bros/Amblin/Village Roadshow pic has grossed $521.9M.
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
From Paramount and Platinum Dunes, the John Krasinski-helmed silent horror pic had another scary good hold overseas in the third session. It dipped just 37% from last weekend, which itself had dropped by just 25%. Speaking volumes in 57 markets, it added $15M for an offshore cume of $74.8M and a worldwide tally of $207.16M including its stellar domestic run. It still has France, Japan and China to come.
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).
Doing the bunny hop on 6,400+ screens in 55 offshore markets, Sony Animation’s Peter Rabbit is on his way to $200M international. Stuffing his basket with another $6.4M, the blue-jacketed rascal has now grossed $195.7M overseas and $310M worldwide. Korea and Japan are still on deck in May.
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.
ISLE OF DOGS
Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs barked up in China this weekend, where the stop-motion animated pic played on 13,000 screens and grossed $4.1M. The Fox Searchlight film grew from Friday to Saturday and was about even on Sunday, taking the No. 4 position behind Rampage, Ready Player One and a local opener. Chinese audiences have given it a terrific 8.5 score on Douban. In total this session, Anderson’s Berlin Silver Bear winner added $5.5M in 14 markets to lift the overseas cume to $15.14M. The UK leads early international play with $7.7M.
TRUTH OR DARE
Universal/Blumhouse’s horror pic about a harmless game gone wrong expanded to another 18 markets this session for a total 25 in play. The sophomore session was worth $4.1M for a $7.9M rolling cume overseas and $38.3M worldwide on the $5M-budget pic. From director Jeff Wadlow, the movie saw a strong start in Mexico with $1.33M at 682 locations to track above Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day. The UAE is also tracking above that film as well as The Visit, opening to $229K on 45 screens. The UK was the top holdover despite the summer-like weather with a 58% drop and $556K at 432 dates. The cume there is $2.4M. There are several majors on deck throughout May and June.
Universal’s comedy added another $2.5M in 27 offshore hubs for a $19.4M international cume and $67.5M global. The Netherlands was a new play with $273K at 69 dates and No. 3. That’s ahead of Trainwreck and in line with The Boss (they had great weather in Holland too this weekend). Taiwan was the next best opener with a good $270K start at No. 3 on 77 screens; that tops Game Night, Bad Moms and Sisters. Germany, again despite the sky-high mercury, was a strong hold (-52%) at No. 3 with a cume to date of $1.78M. Austria dipped 45% for a total $524K after two frames.
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
Pacific Rim: Uprising (UNI): $1.8M intl weekend (57 markets); $127.5M intl cume (excluding China)
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