GLOBAL REPORT: 'SPECTRE' Smashes UK Box Office Records, 'Last Witch Hunter' Fights Back Overseas,

on November 01, 2015

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By Daniel Loria

SPECTRE enjoyed an explosive debut across its first six overseas market, including a blockbuster $63.8M seven-day tally in the UK, the highest week-long performance of all time in the market. The 24th entry in the James Bond franchise finished its first week of release with $80.4 million worldwide. Other milestones include a record-setting $3.7 million debut in the Netherlands and $12.7 million haul from four Nordic markets: $2.63M in Finland, $2.88M in Norway, $4.21M in Denmark, and $2.97M in Sweden. IMAX screenings contributed $5 million from 47 screens, resulting in a record-setting $105k per-screen average for an opening weekend in the premium large format. James Bond will return next weekend in an overseas expansion that will include 537 more IMAX screens (including North America) and its Chinese release looming on November 13.

The Last Witch Hunter hunted down $18.6 million from 77 markets over the weekend. Strong openings in several key markets helped boost the film's earnings with top performers Russia ($3.4M from 981 screens), Brazil ($2M from 808 screens), France ($1.7M from 288 screens) and Italy ($1.2M from 273 screens) leading the charge. The Last Witch Hunter has grossed a total of $38.4 million overseas and $56.3 million worldwide.

The Martian is inching closer to the $250 million overseas mark after another strong weekend outside of North America. The sci-fi flick grossed $17 million from 6,680 screens in 55 markets in its latest frame, including a strong hold-over in France where it registered $4.4 million ($13.4M cume) from 613 screens in its second frame. South Korea brought in $2.5 million from 610 screens in its fourth weekend for a $31.2 million cume. Other top holds from the weekend include Germany ($1.6M from 741 screens in its fourth frame / $14M cume), Spain ($1.2M from 538 screens in its third frame / $8.2M cume), and Australia ($1.1M from 286 screens in its fifth frame / $16.5M cume). The Martian has grossed a total of $428.3 million globally.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension scared up $13.5 million from 46 markets over the weekend. The film took the top spot in 5 of its 13 new markets, including franchise records in Argentina ($919k from 160 locations), Indonesia ($606k from 160 locations), and Panama ($490k from 129 locations). Germany was the top hold-over in a weekend that welcomed $1.4 million from 355 locations ($3.9M cume), followed by France's $1.2 million from 185 locations ($4.1M cume). Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has grossed $37.8 million overseas and $51.2 million worldwide.

Ant-Man crossed the $500 million mark in global box office as it continues to enjoy a strong run in China, where it has already earned $101.3 million in its first 17 days of release. Ant-Man finished the weekend outside of North America with $11 million. The film has grossed a total of $334.5 million outside of North America and $513.7 million globally.

Pan flew up to a $76 million total overseas following a $6.3 million weekend in 6,700 screens across 61 markets. Top markets include the UK ($10.9M), Mexico ($7.1M), Brazil ($6.3M), and Australia ($5M). Pan has grossed $107.7M worldwide.

The Intern crossed the $100 million mark overseas this weekend after bringing in $5.65 million from 3,512 screens across 66 territories. South Korea continues to hold surprisingly well, grossing $1.1 million from 400 screens in its sixth frame and reporting a $23.1 million cume. Spain was the top new market of the weekend with a $640k bow from 244 screens. Top markets for the film include Japan ($9.9M), Taiwan ($7.1M), Australia ($6M), and Mexico ($5.3M). The Intern has grossed a total of $101.3 million overseas and $169.8 million globally.

Crimson Peak grossed $5.3 million from 64 territories, including a #1 debut in Mexico with $1.8 million from 671 dates. The film has grossed a total of $34.2 million overseas and $61.9 million worldwide.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials finished the weekend just shy of the $200 million mark overseas. The sequel grossed $3.5 million from 1,562 screens across 17 markets. France continues to hold well with a $2.1 million haul from 563 screens in its fourth weekend ($22.1M cume). Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has grossed $196.1 million overseas and $274.9 million worldwide.

Bridge of Spies grossed $3.4 million from 1,579 screens in 19 markets. Argentina was the top opener of the weekend with a $398k haul from 90 screens. Australia held well in its second weekend with $923k from 255 screens, a 27% dip from its opening frame. Bridge of Spies has grossed $12.3 million overseas and $57.5 million worldwide.

Black Mass came up with a $3 million weekend from approximately 2,611 screens across 42 markets this weekend. The gangster pic is now up to $18.6 million overseas with key markets such as Brazil (11/12), Mexico (11/20), France (11/25) and the UK (11/27) scheduled for later this month. The film enjoyed a $1.1 million bow in 850 screens in Russia over the weekend, finishing the weekend in third place and tripling opening weekend figures of comps The Departed, The Town, and Argo. Black Mass has grossed $80.1 million worldwide.

 

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