GLOBAL: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Registers Another $100M+ Weekend Overseas
on December 21, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies continues to dominate the global box office. The film expanded to 22 additional territories, finishing the weekend with $105.5 million from more than 19 thousand screens across 59 markets. The film has now grossed a total of $265 million outside of North America.
South Korea leads the new markets with a $10.4 million first-place debut from 927 screens. The film registered the biggest opening of the year in Spain with $6.3 million from 733 screens. Italy enjoyed a $5.6 million bow from 578 screens. Germany continues to lead hold-over markets with a $12.4 million take from 1,442 screens to reach a $37.7 million market cume. The film retained the top spot in the United Kingdom with an $8 million tally from 1,490 screens, hitting a $31.4 million cume. France also held on to the top spot with a $7.5 million take from 914 screens, bringing its market cume up to $24.85 million. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed a worldwide total of $353.4 million. Other leading hold-overs include Russia ($4.8M Weekend on 2,390 Screens / $21.5M Cume), Brazil ($3.3M Weekend on 1,042 Screens / $13.1M Cume), Sweden ($1.9M Weekend on 300 Screens / $9M Cume), Mexico ($2.7M Weekend on 1,831 Screens / $10.9M Cume), and Japan ($1.3M Weekend on 640 Screens / $5.3M Cume). The film expands to Australia next weekend and has currently grossed $353.4 million worldwide.
Penguins of Madagascar opened in three new markets, taking advantage of the occasion to add $16.5 million to its overseas haul. The film opened in Mexico with a $4.9 million take from 2,320 screens. France premiered to a $4.2 million take from 727 screens. The animated film has grossed a total of $135.6 million outside of North America and is closing in to a major milestone with $199.6 million worldwide.
Big Hero 6 expanded to five new markets this weekend, finishing its latest frame overseas with an $11.5 million haul. Japan opened to $5.3 million, the second biggest debut for a Disney Animation film in the market -only trailing Frozen by 18%. Spain enjoyed a $1.7 million debut while Italy opened to $1.4 million. Big Hero 6 has grossed a total of $81.6 million from 38 territories and $272 million worldwide. Top markets include Russia ($20.1M), Mexico ($15.9M), and Malaysia ($5.9M). The film expands to several markets next weekend, including Brazil, Australia, and South Africa.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb discovered $10.8 million overseas in its global day-and-date debut. The film begins its theatrical run with a $29.9 million global haul. Among the top markets, The UK took a $2.9 million opening from 659 locations as Germany finished its first weekend with $2.1 million from 611 screens. Hong Kong opened in first place with $1.5 million. The film will expand to another 23 markets next weekend, including Mexico, Spain and Australia.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 earned $9.3 million from 82 territories over the weekend. The film has grossed a total of $350.5 million overseas and $639.7 million worldwide. Top markets include the United Kingdom ($44.9M), Germany ($35.2M), Australia ($26.5M), France ($23.7M), Mexico ($22.9M), and Brazil ($21.5M).
Exodus: Gods and Kings hit a major global milestone after taking $7.6 million from the weekend, following an expansion to 11 new markets. The film has now grossed a total of $61.9 million overseas and $100.3 million worldwide.
Interstellar took $4.5 million from 57 markets over the weekend. Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic has grossed a total of $4464 million overseas. Leading markets include China ($122.6M), South Korea ($72.8M), UK ($31.6M), Russia ($25.5M), and France ($21.8M). The film has grossed a total of $635.4 million worldwide.
Horrible Bosses 2 took $2.7 million from 49 markets in its latest frame overseas. The film has grossed a total of $37.2 million outside of North America, led by the UK ($5.7M), Australia ($3.8M), Russia ($3.3M), Germany ($3M), and Brazil ($2.6M). The comedy expands to France on Christmas Eve, Spain on New Years Day, and Italy on January 8. Horrible Bosses 2 has grossed $84.9 million worldwide.