GLOBAL REPORT: 'Revenant' Hits New Heights, 'Star Wars' Reaches $1.94B Worldwide, 'Big Short' Continues to Grow
on January 24, 2016
By Daniel Loria
The Revenant climbed over the $100 million mark overseas following a $33.8 million weekend from 48 markets. Mexico led a slew of openers with a $5.3 million haul from 2,033 screens. Holds made up the lion's share of the weekend gross, led by UK's $5.9 million second weekend ($17.9M cume). The Oscar contender has grossed $223.6 million globally.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassed Jurassic World as the #4 film of all time overseas earlier this week. The blockbuster added another $23.3 million to its overseas tally this weekend. Leading markets include the UK ($173.3M), China ($112.7M), Germany ($103.5M), France ($85M), and Japan ($80M). The film's overseas total stands at $1.06 billion and is currently the #3 movie of all time globally with $1.94 billion.
The Big Short opened in fifth place in the UK with $2 million from 409 locations, the biggest debut in a weekend that welcomed 13 new markets into the mix. South Korea placed third with a $1.2 million bow from 290 cinemas, Spain also finished at #3 thanks to a $1.1 million opening at 325 locations. Other top premiere include a $515k bow at 47 locations in Venezuela and a $439k start in Russia. Australia led hold-overs with $819k from 197 locations in its second weekend to reach a $2.6 million cume. Other top holds include Italy ($603K on the third weekend at 204 sites) and Germany ($544K on the second weekend from 260 cinemas). The Big Short finished the weekend with a total of $10.1 million from 51 markets. The film has grossed $30.7 million outside of North America and $87.4 million worldwide.
Creed is hitting its stride overseas, adding $9 million from 37 markets in its latest frame outside of North America. The film kept the top spot in France with a $2.7 million haul in its second weekend ($7.2M cume). Creed's overseas total is now up to $41.9 million, the film has already hit $150 million worldwide. Spain and Mexico are scheduled to open next weekend.
The Walk reached its final two markets, China and Japan, adding $6.7 million from a total of 10,700 from a total of four remaining markets. The film took the #3 spot in China with $6.1 million but struggled to get off the ground in Japan, where it managed a $575k take from 283 screens. The Walk has grossed $51.6 million globally.
Ride Along 2 opened at #2 in the UK with $3.1 million from 418 dates, a 52% improvement over its predecessor. A #4 debut in Germany brought in $1.3 million from 382 dates, 63% ahead of the original. The buddy cop comedy finished the weekend with $6.5 million from 19 territories and an early overseas cume of $10.4 million. The film has grossed $69.5 million globally with key markets set to open through the end of March.
Daddy's Home made $5.9 million from 46 markets in a weekend that saw 7 new openings for the comedy. Germany was the top opener with $712k at 294 locations, UK led hold-overs with $1.4 million from 472 locations and a $22.9 million cume. The film has now grossed $59.3 million overseas and $198 million worldwide.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip brought in $5.8 million over the weekend. The film opened at #1 in Spain, grossing $1.3 million from 335 screens in its debut. Alvin and co. have now reached a $54.4 million cume overseas and $136.8 million global gross.
The Danish Girl expanded to 8 territories this weekend, finishing the frame with a $4.4 million haul from a total of 22 territories. Australia opened with $584k at 124 dates, France enjoyed a #5 debut with $661k at 268 dates, and Belgium grossed $93k at 34 dates. Spain held well in its second weekend with an $892k haul and a 10-day market cume of $2.5 million. The Danish Girl has grossed a total of $19.4 million overseas with 36 territories left on the schedule. The film has grossed $29.1 million globally.
The Peanuts Movie added $4.3 million from 32 markets over the weekend. The film posted a strong second weekend in Brazil, ranking at #2 with $1.4 million from 764 screens ($5.1M cume). Snoopy and friends have now grossed $108.6 million outside of North America and $238.3 million worldwide.
Joy reached a $36.1 million overseas cume after adding $3.1 million from 50 markets over the weekend. Brazil led the openers with $493k from 227 screens, followed by Russia's $286k debut from 522 screens. Joy has grossed $90.3 million globally.
Sisters brought in $1.2 million from 22 territories over the weekend, reaching a $13.7 million overseas cume. Australia reached an 18-day total of $6.5 million after adding $970l at 254 dates over its third frame. Brazil opened to $26k from a limited release at 40 dates, Colombia contributed $33k from 25 dates. Sisters has grossed $98.6 million worldwide with 25 more territories left on its schedule.