GLOBAL REPORT: 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Crosses $400M Overseas as it Leads the Holiday Box Office
on December 28, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has now grossed more than $400 million overseas. The final installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy took in $89.2 million from 62 markets over the weekend, reaching a $405.1 million total outside of North America. IMAX showtimes outside of the U.S and Canada contributed $5.4 million from 228 screens over the holiday weekend, claiming an overseas total of $23 million for large-format screenings. The film has now grossed $573.6 million globally.
Australia led new opening with a $10.1 million weekend from 603 screens, posting the biggest three-day opening in franchise history. Poland brought in a strong $5.3 million form 699 screens (including previews).
Germany continues to impress, posting an $11.65 million weekend in its third frame on the market. Battle of the Five Armies is the highest grossing film of the year in Germany with a $56.16 million cume. France posted the second biggest hold of the weekend with a $6.86 million weekend from 884 screens and $35.9M market cume. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will expand to Argentina on January 1st and China on January 23.
Exodus: Gods and Kings brought in $31 million from 39 markets over the holiday weekend. The film enjoyed the second highest opening in Fox history in Brazil with $6.7 million from 901 screens. Other strong debuts came from France ($5.3M, 587 Screens), the UK ($4.3M, 750 Screens), Germany ($3.6M, 597 Screens), and Sweden ($1.1M, 136 Screens). Exodus has now earned $97 million outside of North America and grossed $149.5 million globally.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb earned $30.3 million from 40 markets this weekend. This brings the ten day overseas cume for the film up to $48.6 million. The film scored Ben Stiller's biggest ever debut in Mexico with $5.8 million from 2,061 screens. Fox scored its biggest debut of all time in Malaysia with the film, grossing $3.1 million from 345 screens. Australia ($2.8M, 268 Screens) and Taiwan ($1.5M, 150 Screens) also registered strong bows. The family flick has now grossed a total of $103.9 million globally.
Big Hero 6 brought in $24.7 million after a moderate expansion over the weekend. The film opened in Australia ($3.2M) and Brazil ($2.8M) on Christmas day. Russia leads hold-over with a $20.2 million haul, closely followed by Japan ($17.2M) and Mexico ($16.4M). The Disney Animation film has grossed a total of $120.9 million overseas and $320.8 million worldwide.
Penguins of Madagascar scored another $16.1 million from 43 markets. The animated film has now grossed a total of $160.6 million overseas and $231.6 million worldwide.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took $7.9 million from 80 markets over the holiday weekend, bringing its overseas cume up to $363 million. The film's top markets include the United Kingdom ($47.3M), Germany ($37.2M), Australia ($27.2M), France ($24.9M), Mexico ($23.4M), and Brazil ($22.3M). The latest installment in the Hunger Games franchise has grossed $669.8 million worldwide.
Gone Girl takes another step closer to the $200 million overseas mark. The film earned $4.25 million from 6 remaining markets, bringing its overseas cume up to $191 million. Gone Girl has grossed $357 million worldwide.
Unbroken opened day-and-date with North America in the UK and Spain. Director Angelina Jolie's drama grossed $2.9 million from 759 dates. Spain's Christmas day debut helped it get the #5 spot over the weekend with a $1.6 million haul from 322 dates. The UK took a Boxing Day debut that landed it at #7 for the weekend with a $1.1 million tally from 437 dates. Unbroken expands to nine new territories next weekend.
Into the Woods took a $2.7 million day-and-date debut from 6 territories over the weekend. The Disney holiday musical struggled to get started in Russia, where it finished with a $600k debut. South Korea brought in a respectable $1.9 million bow. The film grossed a total of $48.8 million in its first weekend of release. It expands to Slovenia, Hungary, Greece, Portugal, and South Africa next weekend.