EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ Man Of Steel started its rollout ranked #1 everywhere on the globe with a gross of $71.6M in 24 overseas markets in release. That made for a fast worldwide cume of $196.7M in its first 4 days. But there were a lot of other overseas box office highlights this weekend for Summer 2013:
Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is still the #1 performer to date with international box office of $803.8M from 55 territories. With domestic fast approaching $400M, that’s a worldwide gross of $1.203B.
Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 is the #2 biggest film of 2013 with a worldwide total of $636.9M. This makes it the highest grossing film of the franchise now beating Fast 5 which earned $628M. Fast 6 has three more international territories yet to open including Venezuela (June 21), Japan (July 6) and China (July 26). International total is now $417.3M from 62 territories.
Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness passed the $200M mark internationally this weekend. At $201.7M from 57 territories, studio has accplished its goal of attracting bigger overseas audience to this franchise that never performed that well in other countries. Pic already has outgrossed the lifetime cume of the previous JJ Abrams’ Star Trek by 60% with a number of territories left to release, including Spain and Japan.
Warner Bros’ Hangover Part III crossed $200M internationally this weekend from 56 markets. But it’s $201.8M, specifically, is still -16% below the running cume for Hangover Part II in the same markets at the same point of release.
Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s The Great Gatsby continues to hold well, grossing an international cume to date of $160.3M from 58 markets. It’s Baz Luhrman’s best result overseas but also shows the power that Leonardo DiCaprio still packs with audiences abroad.
Fox/Blue Sky Studio’s Epic is earning slightly more of its grosses overseas with $119.1M from a fast rollout to 61 territories. It has solid holds across Europe. The next major opening is Australia (June 27).
Sony/Columbia Pictures’ After Earth is doing lousy in North America. But it’s scoring some very quick and fairly impressive results this weekend overseas despite the arrival of the Man Of Steel. Its international cume from 50 territories is now $91.1M (almost twice its domestic cume) and $145.3M worldwide. Will Smith still has what it takes to fill international seats with results balanced across the world.
Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ Man Of Steel took 12.2M admissions from 9,710 screens overseas. Key markets that opened this weekend were the UK, Korea, and Mexico. (more…)