UPDATED GLOBAL: 'The Smurfs 2' Opens to $80.2M, 4% Under the Original
on August 04, 2013
Monday: Studios are reporting several revisions to their weekend numbers. Here are Monday's actuals, organized by distributor.
The Heat: $37,319,789
The Internship: $31,425,512
The Wolverine: $160,051,891
Despicable Me 2: $386,542,266
Fast & Furious 6: $535,213,308
The Purge: $15,275,412
Pacific Rim: $200,000,000
The Conjuring $28,800,000
Man of Steel: $359,500,000
The Weinstein Company
Scary Movie 5: $44,698,333
Escape From Planet Earth: $13,883,905
Only God Forgives: $8,024,453
Sunday: The Smurfs 2 couldn't live up to the opening success of the original, earning 4% less than the debut of its predecessor in its day-and-date premiere. The animated sequel grossed $52.5 million from 43 overseas markets and posted an $80.2 million worldwide debut.
The Smurfs sequel dominated in Latin America, bringing $18.2 million from the region, including big debuts in Brazil ($4.7M) and Mexico ($4.3M). The family film also posted positive results across Europe, including big openings in Russia ($5.4M), the UK ($5.1M), France ($4.2M), Germany ($3.8M), and Spain ($3M).
Fast & Furious 6 earned $8.8 million from 32 territories since Friday, bringing its overseas total to a robust $533.1 million. Fast 6 is the second biggest film of 2013 with a $771.1 million global total. China has given the film a late push, contributing $52.3 million and making it Universal's biggest performer in the market after only ten days in release.
Despicable Me 2 grossed $13.8 million from 51 territories over the weekend, taking the animated film's overseas total to $387 million. The Minions have grossed $713.7 million worldwide. Despicable Me 2 opened in first place in Lebanon with $260k, the biggest opening of all time for an animated film in the market. The film reached a $58.1 million cume in the United Kingdom, making it the second biggest film of the year in the U.K. behind Les Miserables. The animated film still has a dozen territories left to open, including Russia on August 15. Despicable Me 2 is third biggest film of the year at the global box office, behind Iron Man 3 and Fast 6.
Monsters University added another $12.8 million to its global cume over the weekend. The lion's share of that figure came from overseas, where the Pixar prequel has reached a total of $354.9 million over seven weeks. Monsters University is a $613.5 million hit for Disney, with Japan's $58.3 million leading the overseas markets. The film will open in Italy and China by the end of the month. Other top markets for Monsters University include Mexico ($38.1M), the United Kingdom ($31.7M), Argentina ($23.5M), Australia ($22M), and Russia ($20.9M).
The Wolverine continues its strong overseas run, reaching a $160.2 million overseas total and a $255.2 million worldwide cume. The superhero spin-off earned $38.5 million overseas in a weekend without any new openings. Top performers for the film include Russia ($17.7M), the United Kingdom ($14.5M), Brazil ($13.9M), and Mexico ($12.5M). The film still has a dozen markets left on its rease schedule.
World War z posted the biggest opening weekend of the summer in Spain, drawing $4.5 million from 665 locations. Brad Pitt's zombie movie has grossed $292.5 million overseas and $488.3 million globally. Next weekend's opening in Japan can put the film on track for a $500 million worldwide cume.
Pacific Rim hit the $200 million overseas mark before being able to reach $100 million in North America. The popcorn flick earned an estimated $45.2 million from its opening in China, the highest performance for a Warner Bros. release in the market. Other top performers for Pacific Rim include Russia ($20M), South Korea ($17.9M) and Mexico ($15M).
A $3.8 million opening in the UK helped The Heat reach a $37.3 million overseas total. There are 30 markets left in the film's overseas run and it is poised to top the overseas performance of co-star Melissa McCarthy's previous comedy, Identity Thief, which earned $41 million outside of North America. The Heat has grossed $186.8 million worldwide.
Disney has struggled selling The Lone Ranger overseas. The film has been released in around 50% of the overseas marketplace and only registered an $88.7 million total. The film had a strong $3.7 million opening in Japan over the weekend and will be released in top markets like France, Germany, and the United Kingdom by August 9. The Lone Ranger has grossed $175.4 million globally, with Russia ($15.8M), Australia ($9.4M), and Mexico ($8.9M) leading the overseas markets.
R.I.P.D. continues to be a disappointment for Universal. The action flick has failed to attract audiences in 19 territories, where R.I.P.D. has only earned $18.4 million. The box office woes in North America are just as bad with a $30.4 million take from North America and Canada. Universal's losses won't compare to the red ink dripping from Disney's Lone Ranger, thanks to a smaller budget and a comparatively softer marketing campaign for R.I.P.D.