GLOBAL: 'Frozen' Breaks $900M; 'RoboCop' Shines in Expansion; 'LEGO Movie' Impresses Overseas; 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Takes $6.6M Bow in UK
on February 09, 2014
Frozen is one step closer to hitting the $1 billion global mark. The animated film crossed $900 million worldwide after another impressive weekend overseas, including an estimated $13.7 million opening in China. The Chinese debut gives Frozen the highest opening weekend of all time for a Disney Animation release in the market and the second biggest among Disney/Pixar titles behind Monsters University.
The animated film dropped a mere 32% from its previous frame in South Korea, where it has already grossed $57.7 million. South Korea is the second biggest overseas market for Frozen, behind the $60.3 million earned in the United Kingdom.
Frozen finished its eleventh weekend overseas with a $24 million tally. The Disney film has grossed a total of $545.1 million overseas and $913.7 million worldwide. Frozen opens in Japan on March 15.
Robocop enjoyed a strong expansion overseas a week ahead of its North American debut. The sci-fi action reboot took $20.2 million from 10 markets to take its overseas total to $28.7 million.
Robocop has collected a total of $2 million from IMAX screenings around the world. The film is set to expand to 30 more markets next weekend, including Mexico, Russia, South Korea, and Spain.
The Lego Movie opened day-and-date across 34 overseas markets, taking in $18.1 million from 5,695 screens outside of North America. The Lego Movie finished its first weekend in release with an $87.2 million global cume.
Mexico was responsible for $4.1 million of the opening tally, easily taking #1 in the market while outperforming the openings of The Croods, Despicable Me, Turbo, Epic, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Lorax, and Planes. Spain contributed $2 million for its own #1 debut, above the openings of Turbo, Lorax, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Epic, and Planes. Brazil also enjoyed a #1 debut with a $1.8 million bow.
The Lego Movie will open in the United Kingdom on Febraury 14, France on February 19, Italy on February 20, Russia on February 27, Australia on April 3, and Germany on April 10.
The Wolf of Wall Street continues to earn overseas. The film endured poor weather in Japan to hit a $725k weekend and $3.9 million cume in the market. The Scorsese film finished the weekend in second place in Germany with a $3.1 million take, bringing its total in the market to $24.1 million. Spain also posted a second place finish with a $1.4 million weekend and $12.9 million cume. The film took third place in the U.K. with a $2.8 million weekend and $29.4 million total.
VIY kept the #1 spot in Russia with a $6.8 million hold from 1,036 locations in its home country. The 3D film has grossed a total of $28.5 million over 11 days in the market.
12 Years a Slave expanded to 8 additional markets, bringing in $6.7 million over the weekend. Top markets for the Academy Award contender include the United Kingdom ($25.3M), France ($8.6M), Spain ($6.2M), Germany ($3.8M), and Australia ($2.6M). 12 Years a Slave has grossed a total of $61.2 million overseas and $108.5 million worldwide.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman opened in United Kingdom this weekend, beating Robocop and The Lego Movie for the #1 spot with a $6.6 million bow, including previews. The film will open in France, Belgium, and Switzerland next weekend.
Jack Ryan added another $5.3 million to its overseas tally, reaching a $70 million cume from 58 territories. Brazil was the weekend's top new territory with $633k from 251 locations. The spy thriller has grossed a total of $114.4 million worldwide. The film will open in Japan next weekend.
47 Ronin took $4.4 million from 31 territories to bring its overseas total just short of the $100 million mark. The Keanu Reeves action flick has grossed $98.8 million overseas and $138.1 million worldwide.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earned $3.5 million overseas, taking its cume outside of North America to $145.8 million. Cloudy 2 has grossed $264.9 million worldwide.
The Book Thief took $3.4 million from 1,900 screens in 27 markets to reach a $28.9 million cume overseas. The Book Thief has grossed a total of $49.8 million globally.
Devil's Due posted a $1.5 million hold to take its overseas total up to $12.3 million. The horror film has grossed $27.6 million worldwide.
Walking with Dinosaurs brought in $1.3 million from 14 markets. The animated film has grossed a total of $87.2 million overseas and $122.1 million worldwide.
Labor Day took $622k from 382 screens in 5 markets, reaching an $819k overseas total. Jason Reitman's drama how grossed $7.7 million globally.
Anchorman 2 raised its overseas cume up to $44.1 million after taking $455k from 8 territories. The comedy sequel has grossed $168.8 million worldwide.
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