GLOBAL REPORT: 'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE' Tops Overseas BO Again; 'MINIONS' #5 Highest-Grossing Animated Film of All-Time Worldwide

on August 16, 2015



Jonathan Papish @ChinaBoxOffice


For the third straight weekend, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation topped the overseas charts, this frame taking $46.1 million (-29%) from 62 total territories. Its overseas cume is now $235.3 million and the global tally is $373.437 million. New openings include #1 in France ($7.0M at 788 screens), Brazil ($3.5M from 493 locations), and Portugal ($602K). Key holdovers include Japan ($5.2M/$20.4M cume), South Korea ($3.9M/$38.3M cume), UK/Ireland ($2.6M/$23.1M cume), Germany ($2.3M/$6.7M cume), India ($2.2M/$10.7M cume), Middle East region ($2.2M/$8.6M cume), Russia ($1.6M/$8.3M cume), Australia ($1.3M/$8.8M cume), and Spain ($840K/$4.0M cume). MI5 comes to China on September 8.

Go Away, Mr. Tumor opened in China this weekend to $22.4 million and has grossed $30.8 million since opening on Thursday. The inspirational comedy took the top spot from blockbuster Monster Hunt which had topped the box office for four straight weekends. 


Fantastic Four earned $16.2 million (-51%) from 54 markets in its second weekend of release, lifting the overseas total to $60.1 million and the worldwide total to $102.06 million. Mexico leads holdover markets ($1.7M/$9.0M cume), followed by France ($1.56M/$6.24M cume), Brazi ($1.3M/$5.3M cume) and UK/Ireland ($1.1M/7.7M cume). Openers include UAE ($827K), Germany ($622K), South Africa ($276K), Kuwait ($224K), Poland ($200K), and Qatar ($124K). 


Minions grossed $15.0 million (-23%) in 62 territories this weekend for international total of $644.5 million and a worldwide total of $957.4 million. The Universal and Illumination Entertainment animation is now the 5th highest grossing animated film of all-time worldwide behind Despicable Me 2 ($975.5M), The Lion King ($987.5M), Toy Story 3 ($1.064B), and Frozen ($1.28B). Minions opened #1 in Slovenia this weekend with $218K, 87% bigger than Despicable Me 2’s opening. The film also placed #3 in Japan for $3.2 million and a 16-day total of $25.2 million where it is the biggest non-Disney/Pixar animated film of all-time. Minions opens in China on September 13.


Pixels scored $12.0 million from 6,250 screens in 80 overseas territories this weekend, lifting its international cume to a weak $91.1 million and its worldwide total to $155.41 million. Pixels opened on top in the UK/Ireland debuting with $4.2 million from 580 locations. The film also opened at #1 in Malaysia ($675K from 200 screens) and Singapore ($760K from 31 screens). Chinese gamers get their shot to play Pixels on September 15. 

Inside Out posted $11.4 million (+5%) from 55 overseas markets this weekend. The original Pixar hit has now grossed $327.6 million overseas (nearly equaling its domestic take of $339.3 million) and $667 million worldwide after 9 weekends of release. Top markets include the UK/Ireland ($42.7M, no change from last weekend), South Korea ($31.7M), Mexico ($31.0M), Japan ($25.8M, +16%), France ($25.0M), Australia ($22.9M), Argentina ($19.2M), Russia ($19.0M), Spain ($18.1M, -18% and #1 again), and Brazil ($14.0M). Inside Out opened in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Norway next weekend.


China’s Monster Hunt fell to second place in the market, but still prowled to $11.8 million (-37%) this weekend. Accounting for China’s significant currency devaluation this week, the blockbuster has grossed $346.1 million in just over a month of release. 


Jurassic World continued its dominance in Japan this weekend, roaring to $7.4 million from 352 screens for first place. It has now grossed $34.9 million in 12 days. Overall, Universal’s dino blockbuster racked up $8.9 million (-41%) from 63 territories this weekend for $968.3 million overseas and $1.6063 billion worldwide.


Trainwreck grossed $6.2 million (+17%) from 27 territories for an early overseas total of $13.7 million. Judd Apatow’s comedy starring comedienne Amy Schumer has grossed an impressive $111.3 million worldwide. The film opened in 5th place in the UK/Ireland with $1.5 million, in 3rd place in Germany with $1.3 million, in 5th place in Spain with $462K, in 4th in German/Switzerland with $237K, and in 3rd in New Zealand with $267K. Australia held on to the top spot with $1.7 million and an 11-day total of $7 million. With 24 more territories still to open, Sweden, Ukraine, and Uruguay bow next weekend.


Ant-Man burrowed to $5.6 million (-39%) from 51 territories this weekend, lifting its overseas total to $189.5 million and its worldwide total to $347.068 million after 5 weekends of release. The diminutive Marvel superhero flew into Italy this weekend and opened to $2.2 million, while holding well in Australia (-35%), Mexico (-28%), France (-38%), UK/Ireland (-41%), Germany (-41%), and Spain (-44%). Ant-Man opens in South Korea on September 3 and in Japan on September 19.


Ted 2 opened in 8 new territories this weekend and grossed $5.5 million (+53%) from 46 total overseas markets. Seth MacFarlane’s sequel has earned $92.6 million overseas and $173.7 million worldwide. The comedy opened on top in Belgium with $823K and the Netherlands with $1.1 million. Argentina bowed in second place with $530K, and Chile took third with $195K.


Films grossing less than $2 million overseas this weekend + local language films (Weekend Total/Overseas Total/Global Total)

Brothers (India) - $12.74M/$12.74M/$12.74M

El Clan (Argentina) - $3.0M/$3.0M/$3.0M

The Little Prince (France) - $1.7M/$7.3M/$7.3M

The 33 (Chile) - $1.02M/$3.08M/$3.08M

Unfriended - $1.0M/$25.6M/$58.4M

Terminator: Genisys - $0.722K/$234.7M/$323.509M

Pitch Perfect 2 - $0.44M/$101M/$284.8M

Straight Outta Compton - $0.015M/$56.09M/$56.105M

Tags: Ted 2, Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Jurassic World, Monster Hunt, Inside Out, Pixels, Minions, Fantastic Four, Go Away Mr. Tumor, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Overseas

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