'Divergent' Lifts Overseas Total Past $50M Mark
on April 13, 2014
Divergent took a welcome $23.2 million boost from about 5,180 screens across 62 overseas markets to raise its total outside of North America to $50.3 million.
The Young Adult adaptation took a $3.4 million debut from 558 screens in France and finished the weekend as the top film in Russia with a $3.2 million bow from 893 screens, a 243% increase over Twilight's Russian premiere. Australia was another top performer with a $3.1 million opening from 342 screens.
Divergent took a $1.8 million debut from 517 screens in Germany and posted strong second frame holds in the UK ($1.7M Weekend / $6.8M Cume) and Mexico ($1.4M Weekend / $5M Cume). Divergent opened with a limited release in India on Friday and placed #3 for the weekend, according to a communication from distributor Universal. The weekend estimate for the Young Adult adaptation is $165k at 106 dates. The film expands to South Korea and Brazil next weekend with major territories like Spain, Sweden, China, and Japan remaining in the schedule. Divergent has grossed a total of $175.1 million globally.