GLOBAL: 'Lucy' Stays Hot Overseas, Crosses $300M Worldwide; 'Hercules' Nears $200M Outside of North America
on September 07, 2014
Lucy is up to $192.2 million overseas after adding $25.5 million from the overseas box office. Director Luc Besson enjoyed his biggest opening weekend in South Korea with the film's $7 million debut from the market. Lucy has grossed $313.4 million worldwide as the film prepares to reach cinemas in Russia next weekend.
Hercules earned $17.1 million in its latest frame overseas, taking its haul outside of North America up to $122.9 million. The weekend's strong numbers came in large part from an expansion that saw a $4.4 million bow in Brazil combined with a solid $3 million start from Germany and $1.4 million debut in Spain. Japan and China are still left on the calendar for Hercules as the action flick currently stands at $194.3 million worldwide.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes brought in $16.6 mllion from 6,187 screens in 19 markets, including a debut in Venezuela that raked in four times the opening weekend of its predecessor. China is responsible for the biggest weekend haul once again with a $13.5 million frame that brings its market total up to $72 million. Dawn has grossed a total of $437.6 million overseas with Japan remaining on the schedule. The film has grossed $643.8 million worldwide.
Into the Storm brought in $11.6 million from 5,360 screens across 54 markets, lifting its total outside of North America to $65.7 million. The overseas haul helped the natural disaster flick cross the $100 million mark worldwide, as it currently stands at $110 million globally. Look for a big bump in business next weekend as the film expands to China on September 12.
Guardians of the Galaxy raked in $11.5 million in its sixth weekend overseas, taking its overseas cume up to $291.6 million and its global haul up to $586 million --$1 million above the global lifetime total of the first Iron Man film. Top markets include the UK ($43.2M), Russia ($36.4M), and Australia ($21.4M). The film will reach theaters in China and Italy this October.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collected $8.7 million from 48 territories to bring its overseas haul up to $125.6 million. The weekend tally brings its global total to $300 million worldwide with several major markets left on the agenda.
Deliver Us From Evil took in $6.9 million from 43 territories over the weekend, bringing its overseas cume to $34.3 million. The horror flick has grossed a total of $64.8 million worldwide.
The Fault in our Stars edged out The Expendables 3 in a head-to-head battle among two studio openers in Italy en route to a $5 million weekend from 14 markets. The teen drama has grossed over $170 million overseas and $294.7 million worldwide
If I Stay earned $4.6 million from 2,380 screens across 19 markets. The film has grossed $10.75 million overseas and $50 milliion worldwide.
Let's Be Cops enjoyed a $4.1 million weekend from 1,864 screens across 27 markets. The film is now up to $17.6 million outside of North America and $84 million worldwide.
Sex Tape grossed $4 million from 45 markets, bringing its overseas cume to $47.8 million. The raunchy comedy launched to a $2.4 million 5-day debut in the UK on Wendesday and still has major markets like France, Germany, and Italy on its agenda. The film has grossed a total of $86 million worldwide.
Step Up All In pulled in $3.6 million from 46 territories over the wekeend, including a $1.6 million hold from South Korea. The film has grossed $62.9 million overseas and $77.4 million worldwide with an Australian release slated on September 11.
22 Jump Street took in $3.2 million from 27 territories, bringing its overseas cume to $128.8 million. The comedy has grossed $319.4 million worldwide.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 collected $3 million from 2,883 screens in 27 markets. The overeseas cume now stands at $432 million, helping launch the film's global total above $605 million.
Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed $1.9 million from 43 territories, taking its total outside of North America up to $833 million. The film hsa grossed a total of $1.077 billion worldwide
As Above/So Below took in $1.6 million from 19 territories, bringing its overseas cume up to $4.7 million. The horror film has grossed a total of $20.2 million worldwide.