Highlights: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SONY) nets $116M for $277M cume; Rio 2 (FOX) adds $25.6M for a $290.4M cume; The Other Woman (FOX) toasts $19.5M in 3rd frame; Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS) now 5th biggest Western release ever in China with $115.8M; Frozen (DIS) has best frame yet in Japan; Divergent (LGF/SUM/var) now at $108.2M; Spanish Affairs (UNI) hits 8th No. 1 closing in on record of Avatar and Titanic most consecutive weeks in the top spot.; Transcendence overall cume is $43.6M after taking in another $5.1M this weekend.
5th UPDATE: TUESDAY, 9:49 AM: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has raised its international gross to $277M+ over the weekend it’s nearing $300M overseas and $100M domestically. Noteworthy is that it grossed another $2.3M in Japan Monday, marking the biggest day there in its 11th day of release during the Golden Week, which helped push its cume northward. This, as Japan is having a love affair with the animated Frozen, which is still No. 1 after eight weeks in release to raise its cume to $143.2M for the weekend. Frozen has become Disney’s biggest release ever in the market, breaking a 6 year-old record held by Armageddon. ASM2 opened fourth last weekend in Japan and has crossed $17.6M in that market and by tomorrow is likely to surpass $20M. Final grosses show that ASM2 is now at $27M in Korea during a local holiday rush.
Also, all final numbers are in for The Other Woman, Transcendence, Rio 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Spanish Affairs, Noah, Divergent, The Lego Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Ride Along, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Babysitting. The updates have been provided throughout the copy and also in the territory by territory breakout below. (more…)