MONDAY UPDATE, WRITETRHU: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scored a hat-trick this weekend, taking the No. 1 position at the international box office for the third frame in a row — and the actuals came in higher than Sunday’s estimates. With $111.9M overseas in the session, including a sophomore weekend in China where it passed $200M, the sequel’s offshore cume is now $567M for $715M worldwide.
The J.A. Bayona-helmed return to Isla Nublar added 17 markets this frame including majors Mexico, Brazil and Australia where World Cup play had little impact. In total, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has opened No. 1 in 67 international markets to date and stomped the franchise across $4.4B.
Openings in Brazil, Central America, Argentina, Colombia and Chile were among those that topped the previous film this weekend. In the Middle Kingdom, Fallen Kingdom held onto the top spot with a $34.15M frame for $204.38M through Sunday. JWFK will be another $1B+ worldwide grosser for Universal and finish above $800M internationally. The next major studio release globally is Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp beginning July 4 overseas, which lends some runway. However, China will soon start to see July blackout pics move in to eclipse screens.New in China this session was Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 with $21M. That’s good for Pixar’s best debut session ever in the market. In India, the super-powered sequel is already the highest grossing release from Dis/Pixar ever. The full weekend, which also added Thailand as the movie continues a staggered rollout, was $56.8M. That takes the international box office to $134.9M with just 44% of overseas in play. Combined with its domestic take after two weekends, Incredibles 2 has a global cume of $485M.
Elsewhere, Fox’s Deadpool 2 crossed $400M internationally while Warner Bros’ Ocean’s 8 continues as strong counterprogramming with $71.3M overseas to date. Another counterprogrammer, Fox’s Love, Simon, has topped $20M offshore after key markets were held back to play against the World Cup.
See below for breakdowns on the films above and more. Actuals have been updated throughout for Universal, Disney, Warner Bros and STX titles as well as Fox’s Deadpool 2.
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
In IMAX, JWFK added $4.3M overseas for a total $46M worldwide to date. Approximately 53% of all global sales for the Chris Pratt-starrer have been for 3D showings. Of that, RealD has generated $105M.
China is the top play overall at $204.38M to date with $34.15M this weekend — a relatively standard 70% drop from open. JWFK still has some runway ahead as far as major Hollywood pics go, although local titles will begin rolling out as the July blackout begins.
New this session, the biggest openers were Mexico with $12.24M at 811 locations which is in line with the previous Jurassic and is Uni’s 5th best start in the market; Brazil’s 701 dates drew $9.3M; and Australia spent $8.22M at 304 sites in Uni’s widest release ever — Saturday was up 76% from Friday.
Openings this weekend were bigger than Jurassic World in Brazil, Central America, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Boliva, Paraguay, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Behind China, Korea is the top hub at $43.36M, followed by the UK ($41.4M), France ($19.9M) and Germany ($19.3M). Strong holds were seen in the latter (-27%) as well as Egypt (+34%), Poland (-18%), Austria (-22%), Belgium (-23%), Indonesia (-25%), the Netherlands (-28%) and Hungary (-33%).
The Top 10 is rounded out by Spain ($18.35M), Taiwan ($18M), Russia ($17.4M), India ($17.27M) and Malaysia ($11.72M).
When animation works in China, it tends to build, but folks don’t see this one having quite the singing run that Coco did last year. Despite the gold dust that movie sprinkled on Pixar, and that this is a superhero flick in a market that’s goes nuts for characters in capes, there’s little familiarity with the first movie from 2004. And, there is competition in the market between Jurassic World 2 and the upcoming onslaught of local titles. But this is a very healthy start in the genre and tops Coco and Finding Dory’s bows by about 19% each in non-adjusted dollars. Coco finaled at $189M in China while Dory caught $38M.
India wholly embraced the Incredibles family with $3.3M at No. 1. Impressively, the score makes it already the biggest Disney/Pixar release ever in the market — in just one weekend. Across Asia-Pacific, already opened markets dipped just 36% with great holds in Indonesia (-8%), Malaysia (-9%), Singapore (-21%) and Australia (-35%).
In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Incredibles 2 had the biggest industry animated opening weekend ever in Iceland; the biggest Disney/Pixar animated opening of all time in Croatia; and the 2nd biggest Pixar opening of ever in Serbia. Holds were strong in South Africa (-2%), Israel (-13%), Kuwait (-32%) and Greece (-32%).
In Latin America, the markets that had an incredible opening last weekend dropped only 44%. Uruguay (-16%), Chile (-30%), Colombia (-31%) and Argentina (-33%) were among the best.
Mexico leads play with $23.5M on this staggered rollout, followed by China ($21.2M), Australia ($15M), Russia ($10.4M) and Argentina ($6.7M).
There is a lot more play to come with next weekend catching up with the family in Brazil, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Belgium, New Zealand and Portugal. France, the UK and Korea power up in July, followed by Japan and Spain in August and Italy and Germany in September.
The UK had previews Monday-Thursday with $5.8M for the full session on 1,002 screens. Including the sneaks, the results are 53% ahead of the opening weekend of Now You See Me, 50% above its sequel, 47% better than Ocean’s 13 and 31% over Ocean’s 12. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sara Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter visited Graham Norton’s couch to promote the film locally.
Russia opened in full World Cup swing with $2.6M on 2,264 screens, ranking a close No. 2. The debut already tops the lifetimes of Ocean’s 11 and 13 and are on par with the full run of 12.
As Germany heads into summer school holidays, Ocean’s 8 opened to $2M on 789 screens for No. 2 and more than doubling the Now You See Me movies. Holland launched to $1.2M, including previews, from 145 screens to outgross all previous films in the franchise. The UAE opened to $1.1M on 78 for a No. 1 bow and the best of the series.
Holds were good in already opened markets with Australia leading overall cumes at $10.1M, followed by Korea ($8.6M), the UK ($5.8M), Mexico ($5.7M) and Brazil ($4.3M). Spain and Italy bow in July with Japan on August 10.
MISC UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
Truth Or Dare (UNI): $1.5M intl weekend (22 markets); $50.1M intl cume
Avengers: Infinity War (DIS): $1.7M intl weekend (39 markets); $1,361.7M intl cume
Tag (WB): $1.2M intl weekend (9 markets); $3.2M intl cume
Love, Simon (FOX): $1M intl weekend (20 markets); $20.01M intl cume
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (FOX): $409K intl weekend (Japan only) $230.3M intl cume
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word (UNI): $500K intl weekend (4 markets); $1.4M intl cume
Adrift (STX): $435K intl weekend (25 markets); $2.25M intl cume
Blockers (UNI): $100K intl weekend (20 markets); $33.2M intl cume
Tully (UNI): $100K intl weekend (2 markets); $900K intl cume
A Quiet Place (PAR): $1.7M intl weekend (17 markets); $141.4M intl cume
Sherlock Gnomes (PAR): $537K intl weekend (12 markets); $44.3M intl cume