GLOBAL REPORT: 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Leads the Pack After a Big Debut in China; 'Taken 3' Off to a Hot Start After $40M+ Weekend Overseas
on January 11, 2015
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb used a great opening in China, where it earned $26.7 million from 3,887 screens, to lift its overseas total to $148.6 million. The total weekend tally outside of North America brought in $46.2 million from 47 markets. Russia also contributed a strong start out of the gate with a $6.2 million debut from 1,690 screens. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb has grossed a global total of $248 million.
Taken 3 also enjoyed a strong weekend overseas, bringing in $1 million from 36 markets. The United Kingdom contributed a $10.9 million debut from 800 screens, followed by a $4.8 million bow from 287 screens in Australia. Taken 3 has already earned $52.3 million overseas and $92.6 million worldwide.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brought in $21.8 million over the weekend. The film has now grossed a total of $545.3 million outside of North America, with China scheduled for a January 23 release. Top markets include Germany ($74.4M), the UK ($61.1M), France ($44.2M), Russia ($29.3M), Australia ($23.8M), and South Korea ($22M). The film has grossed $781.6 million globally.
Exodus: Gods and Kings earned $15 million from 41 markets, lifting its overseas cume to $168.1 million. The film has grossed a total of $231.6 million globally. Ridley Scott's Biblical epic expands to Italy next weekend
Big Hero 6 grossed $12.6 million from 54 territories this weekend. The film's leading markets include Japan ($44.4M), Russia ($20.2M), Mexico ($16.9M), Australia ($11.9M), and Italy ($11.3M). Big Hero 6 has grossed $194.5 million overseas and $408.9 million worldwide.
Penguins of Madagascar crossed the $200 million mark overseas after finishing the weekend with $9 million from 29 markets. The animated film has grossed a total of $207.9 million outside of North America and $287.7 million worldwide.
Seventh Son brought in $8.1 million from 34 territories over the weekend, including #1 openings in the Philippines, Bulgaria, Egypt, the Middle East and United Arab Emirates. Russia continues to lead all global markets after a second consecutive first place finish, bringing its market cume up to $15 million Seventh Son has grossed $35.7 million worldwide ahead of its North American release. The film will expand to 28 more territories over the next few months.
Unbroken added $5.7 million from 24 territories, raising its overseas cume to $14 million. France enjoyed a #2 debut behind domestic hit La Famille Belier with $1.5 million at 315 dates. The film took the #4 spot in its South Korean premiere with $1.4 million from 297 dates. Unbroken has grossed $115.7 million worldwide with 39 territories left in its overseas run.
Ouija continues to score scares around the world, bringing in $5.4 million from weekend screenings. The film opened in first place in Mexico with a $2.7 million take at 633 dates. The horror flick has grossed $33.5 million outside of North America and $84.3 million worldwide.
The Theory of Everything took in $5.1 million from 12 territories. A strong $3.9 million holdover weekend in the United Kingdom lifts the film to a $12.3 million market total after 10 days in the UK. The biopic has grossed a total of $20.3 million outside of North America and $46.1 million worldwide. The film will expand to 45 more territories over the next several months.
American Sniper continues its successful run in Italy. The film added $4.2 million from 492 screens to its market total, claiming the top spot at the box office. American Sniper is now director Clint Eastwood's highest grossing film of all time in Italy.
Fury grossed $4.2 million over the weekend, taking its overseas cume up to $115.6 million. The war drama took a #1 debut in Spain, where it grossed $1.8 million from 385 screens. Fury has grossed $201.1 million worldwide.
Into the Woods opened in the UK with a $3.8 million haul, leading the weekend's $7.6 million overseas haul from 15 territories. The musical has grossed $15.3 million overseas and $120.5 million worldwide.
Horrible Bosses 2 earned $3.1 million from 30 territories over the weekend. The film has grossed a total of $52 million outside of North America and $105.8 million globally.
Birdman brought in $2.4 million from 4 markets as awards season heats up. The Oscar contender has grossed $7.9 million overseas and $34.1 million globally.
Annie brought in $1.4 million from 19 territories this weekend. The musical has now grossed a total of $19.4 million overseas, without counting China's results from more than 6,000 screens. Annie has grossed $98.8 million globally.