UPDATED GLOBAL: 'The Wolverine' Posts $141M Opening; 'Fast 6' Breaks $500M Overseas

on July 28, 2013



Adjusted grosses are coming in throughout the day. Here's a breakdown of Monday's box office actuals by studio:


The Wolverine: $87,212,126 Overseas Total
Epic: $140,185,262 Overseas Total
The Heat: $29,092,012 Overseas Total
The Internship: $30,389,449 Overseas Total
Turbo: $43,533,426 Overseas Total


Fast & Furious 6: $503,684,005 Overseas Total.
Despicable Me 2: $355,218,385 Overseas Total.
R.I.P.D.: $12,582,966 Overseas Total.
The World's End: $8,804,601 Overseas Total.
Now You See Me: $3,893,975 Overseas Total.
The Purge: $14,153,567 Overseas Total.


Pacific Rim: $140M Overseas Total
The Conjuring: $12.5M Overseas Total
Man of Steel: $357.05M Overseas Total


Scary Movie 5: $43,787,750 Overseas Total
Quartet: $39,594,402 Overseas Total
Escape from Planet Earth: $13,881,176 Overseas Total
Only God Forgives: $7,098,871 Overseas Total
Unfinished Song: $5,338,686 Overseas Total

Sunday: The Wolverine posted the highest opening weekend overseas in the X-Men franchise with an $86.1 million take from 15, 152 screens around the world. The 3D version accounted for around half of the film's overseas cume. The Wolverine performed 51% above the overseas debut of X-Men: First Class, 30% higher than X-Men: Origins - Wolverine, and 13% bigger than X-Men: The Last Stand. The Wolverine closed out its opening weekend with a $141 million worldwide total. 

The Wolverine took in $40.4 million from Europe. The top markets in the region include Russia ($10.5M), France ($7.4M), the United Kingdom ($7.1M), Germany ($3.3M), Spain ($2.8M), and Italy ($2.1M).

Asia/Pacific accounted for $26.9 million of the overseas total. Top markets include Australia ($5.6M), South Korea ($5M), and Taiwan ($1.4M).

Hugh Jackman's clawed superhero brought in $18.8 million from Latin America. Brazil is the top market in the region ($6.5M), followed by Mexico ($6.3M), and Argentina ($1.7M).

The Wolverine will release in an additional 25 territories throughout August, closing its overseas run with a September 13 premiere scheduled in Japan. 

Fast 6 broke Universal's opening day record in China on Friday. The film went on to become the market's second biggest Hollywood release of 2013, behind Iron Man 3. Fast 6 sped through a $24 million opening weekend in China and is expected to cross the half-billion overseas mark today. BoxOffice predicted a $500 million overseas run for the sixth entry of the Fast & Furious franchise back in May. China is the last market for Fast 6, which is currently the second-highest grossing film of the year with a $503.5 million overseas total and a $741.1 million worldwide cume.

Despicable Me 2 ranks third among this year's highest grossing titles at the global box office. The animated sequel has taken in $354.5 million from 50 territories overseas territories, bringing its worldwide total to $660.9 million. That number is expected to receive a boost from its opening in Russia on August 15. Despicable Me 2 was recently denied a release in China, an unfortunate development for Universal taking into account the box office success that The Croods had in that market earlier this year.

Not everything on Universal's slate has had the same luck. R.I.P.D. continues to be the only sour spot for the studio's summer. The metaphysical action flick has flopped hard in North America, taking in a poor $24.4 million over two weeks. The film has gone on to gross $12.7 million from 11 overseas territories, including a $10.9 million performance in Russia since its day-and-date premiere. The $130 million production budget doesn't take into account the film's P&A costs, which seem to have been scaled back in comparison to the summer's other costly flops.

The Lone Ranger didn't have any new openings this weekend, a factor that makes its $5.1 million weekend overseas less damaging. The Disney film is sure to be among the biggest flops of the year, derailing any hope of a new franchise for Pirates of the Caribbean director/star duo Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp. The film's box office woes present a setback for Armie Hammer, who appears in the film's title role. Hammer joins Taylor Kitsch's unfortunate turn in John Carter as actors whose A-List potential has been sidetracked by an expensive wannabe franchise flop from Disney. The Lone Ranger has grossed $78.6 million from 42 territories (about 40% of the total marketplace) and posts a $163.9 million global cume. The film is only a certified hit in Russia with $15.5 million and has posted modest numbers in Australia ($9.1M), Mexico ($7.1M), and Argentina ($6.1M). Look for a big push in early August as The Lone Ranger opens in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for August 7-9.

Pacific Rim reached the $140 million mark in its third weekend overseas. Guillermo del Toro's high concept "Robots vs. Monsters" romp has been a disappointment in North America but is on pace to perform respectably well in the overseas marketplace. Top holds for Pacific Rim include France ($1.2M Weekend / Week 2 / $6.5M Cume), Russia ($1.3M Weekend / Week 3 / $19.5M Cume), the United Kingdom ($1.1M Weekend / Week 3 / $10.6M Cume), South Korea ($1M Weekend / Week 3 / $17.2M Cume), and Mexico ($984K / Week 3 / $13.8M Cume). Pacific Rim should get a big bump from its Chinese release on July 31 and could clear the $200 million overseas mark by mid-August following upcoming releases in Spain, Japan, and Brazil.

Paramount's distribution plan with Star Trek Into Darkness meant to get the most out of the revitalized sci-fi franchise in the global marketplace through a strategic release that would span throughout the summer. The film's $224.6 million overseas total has already beaten its predecessor's $127 million lifetime gross overseas. That translates to a massive 76% improvement with Japan, Argentina, and Chile still to come in August. The film opened in Venezuela to $500K, 560% above the opening weekend of Star Trek in the same territory. Star Trek Into Darkness has grossed $450.2 million worldwide, 17% ahead of its predecessor's lifetime global gross.

Paramount has had similar success overseas with World War Z. The international zombie thriller reached the $280 million overseas mark this weekend. World War Z posted strong holds in France ($1.2M Weekend / Week 4 / $17.6M Cume), Germany ($420K Weekend / Week 5 / $16.8M Cume), and Mexico ($410K Weekend / Week 5 / $22.7M Cume).

No new openings for Monsters University as the Pixar prequel added another $15.6 million to its $321.6 million overseas total. The animated film has grossed an impressive $576.9 million worldwide. An August 23 opening in China should push the film past the $600 million global mark. Top markets for Monsters University include Japan ($46.2M), Mexico ($38M), the United Kingdom ($23.2M), Argentina ($23.2M), Australia ($21.8M), and Russia ($20.8M).

The Conjuring continues to thrive in North America, where the low-budget horror movie is clawing its way toward the $100 million mark. The film has had a positive run in its limited overseas release thus far, earning $12.1 million from 7 territories. Low budget thrillers have posted a high ROI for studios this summer, with fellow genre flick The Purge posting a similarly successful $14.2 million run in its limited overseas release.

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Tags: Global, The Wolverine, Fast & Furious 6, Despicable Me 2, R.I.P.D., The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Monsters University, The Conjuring, The Purge

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