GLOBAL REPORT: 'The Martian' Nears $400M Worldwide while 'Ant-Man' Closes In On $500M; 'Pan' Sinks Hard in China
on October 25, 2015
Jonathan Papish @ChinaBoxOffice
The Martian brought in $30.2 million from 72 overseas markets this weekend, lifting the international total to $218.7 million and the worldwide total to $385.1 million. France launched to $6.7 million and a #1 opening. The top 5 holdovers are: South Korea ($4.4M/$27.8M), UK/Ireland ($2.7M/$31.2M), Germany ($2.3M/$11.8M), Spain ($2.2M/$6.6M), and Australia ($1.6M/$15.0M).
Ant-Man is nearing $500 million worldwide as it continues its successful run in China this weekend with $22.2 million, down just 47% from last weekend. The Disney/Marvel superhero heist flick has earned $82.2 million there through just 10 days of release and is the second biggest original Marvel release of all-time in China behind Guardians of the Galaxy. Ant-Man has earned $314.8 million from the international box office and $493.81 million globally.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension opened day-and-date in 33 overseas markets this weekend, breaking franchise records in 12, and earning a total of $18 million, 4% ahead of the previous installment. Mexico delivered a #2 opening with $2.3 million at 631 locations. It’s a franchise record as well as the 3rd highest opening ever for a horror film. Other openings include UK/Ireland ($2.3M), France ($2.1M), Germany ($2.0M), Brazil ($1.7M), Russia ($1.6M), Australia ($1.0M), Colombia ($517K), Peru ($489K), and Chile ($224K). Next weekend sees releases in Indonesia, Belgium, Argentina, Panama, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel, Venezuela, India, and Poland.
Pan sunk to new lows this weekend in China, opening this weekend to a dismal $3.5 million from 5,345 screens. The critical and financial failure picked up $12.3 million from 61 targets this weekend, lifting its overseas cume to $63.6 million and the worldwide total to $93.4 million.
Crimson Peak grossed an estimated $7.8 million from 62 overseas territories this weekend, raising the international total to $26.4 million and the global haul to $48.9 million. Italy was the top opener with $892K on 285 screens with Portugal following with $127K on 63 screens. The top holdover was Russia with $991K for an 11-day total of $4.3 million. Director Guillermo Del Toro’s home country Mexico opens next weekend.
The Intern earned $7.8 million from 66 territories this weekend. South Korea continued its excellent run with $1.7 million from 431 screens in its 5th weekend of release. With $21.4 million total, The Intern has now surpassed the entire runs of Titanic and Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Nancy Meyers’ comedy has earned $91.1 million overseas and $155.8 million worldwide.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opened to $1.2 million this weekend from Japan and earned a total of $7.0 million from 31 total overseas territories. The film has grossed $190.3 million overseas and $268.0 million worldwide.
Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies picked up $5.1 million from 23 overseas markets this weekend, lifting its overseas total to $7.1 million and the worldwide cume to $39.7 million. Top market openings were Australia with $1.3 million on 256 screens, Mexico with $647K on 246 screens, Brazil with $466K on 260 screens, Hong Kong with $451K on 74 screens, and Venezuela with $442K on 36 screens.
Inside Out posted an additional $4.4 million this weekend from 18 territories. Italy’s $28.3 million as of this weekend makes it the highest grossing Pixar film ever in the market, the second highest Disney animation behind Lion King and the #1 Hollywood imported film of 2015. Despite the Asian markets of South Korea and Japan contributing $32.9M and $32.6M respectively as the second and third highest-grossing overseas territories, Inside Out failed to land in China earning just $15 million after 20 days of release. Inside Out has grossed $486.9 million overseas and $842.216 million worldwide with no remaining territories to release.
Films that earned less than $2 million overseas this weekend + local language films (Weekend Total/Overseas Total/Global Total)
Shaandaar (India) - $8.0M/$8.0M/$8.53M
Suffragette (England) - $2.1M/$8.9M/$9.0M
S.O.S: Women at Sea 2 (Brazil) - $1.1M/$1.1M/$1.1M
Mi Gran Noche (Spain) - $927K/$927K/$927K
The Visit - $710K/$25.4M/$89.3M
Minions - $680K/$819.4M/$1.154B
Straight Outta Compton - $140K/$38.5M/$199.6M
Jurassic World - $100K/$1.014B/$1.665B