GLOBAL REPORT: 'Star Wars' Cruises Into $2 Billion Worldwide Club, 'Panda' Stumbles in China

on February 07, 2016


The Revenant is back on top at the international box office with $24.0 million from 67 markets, taking the worldwide cume past $300 million to $325.7 million. Excellent openings from Spain ($3.8M) and Brazil ($1.8M), along with good holds from Germany ($1.9M/$21.3M cume) and the UK ($1.8M/$27.1M cume) push the international total to $176.4 million.

Kung Fu Panda 3 harnessed an additional $23 million in 7 international markets this weekend. China dipped 70% from its debut with just $15.4 million on a truncated Lunar New Year holiday weekend when most families stay home. Globally, Panda Po and his kung fu-kicking cohorts have amassed $198.0 million. 

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip pulled in $12.8 million in 54 overseas markets. Top openings were France ($2.0M), Sweden ($0.79M), Holland ($0.64M), South Korea ($0.56M), Denmark ($0.43M), and Belgium ($0.41M). Alvin has grossed $87.7 million overseas and $171.4 million worldwide and cruises into the UK next.

The 5th Wave crashed ashore in Italy this weekend delivering $0.425 million from 201 screens. The film earned total $7.7 million from 69 overseas markets, lifting the international cume to $58.5 million and the worldwide haul to $84.2 million. South Korea opens next on February 25.

This weekend Star Wars: The Force Awakens became only the third film ever to reach $2 billion globally as it added $7.0 million in its eighth weekend of overseas release. Episode 7 has grossed $1.1024 billion at the international box office and $2.008361 billion worldwide. Top territories are UK/Ireland ($177.8M), China ($125.4M) where the film has reached the end of its run, Germany ($107.9M), Japan ($87.4M), France ($87.2M), Australia ($65.9M), Spain ($35.6M), Italy ($28.3M), Brazil ($27.8M), Mexico ($27.5M), Russia ($25.9M), South Korea ($24.1M), and Sweden ($20.2M).

Goosebumps popped up in 5 new markets this weekend, pulling in an estimated $6.5 million from 16 total markets. The international cume has now reached $61.5 million and the worldwide total is $141.5 million. The UK opened on top with $3.8 million including previews, while Germany debuted to $1.2 million. France opens next weekend.

Daddy’s Home has become the biggest Will Ferrell film internationally after grossing $5.4 million this weekend in 53 markets, pushing its overseas cume to $76.1 million. Venezuela opened at #2 with $1.8 million. The comedy has earned $221.4 million worldwide. 

The Martian landed in Japan with an outstanding $5.1 million debut (60% bigger than Gravity and 250% more than Interstellar). Ridley Scott’s sci-fi survival saga has earned $377.2 million overseas and $605.3 million worldwide.

Creed grossed an estimated $4.3 million this weekend from over 3,300 screens in 45 overseas markets. Argentina opened at #2 to $0.32 million. The Warner Bros. film has earned $58.5 million internationally and $167.5 million worldwide. 

The Big Short grossed $3.5 million overseas this weekend, pushing the international total to $47.9 million and the worldwide total to $111.6 million. Japan opens on March 4.

The Danish Girl grossed an estimated $3.0 million in 37 territories this weekend and raised the international total to $28.9 million. The worldwide total is $39.5 million. Denmark opened at #3 with $0.48 million. Brazil opens on February 11. 

Ride Along 2 opened in the Netherlands this weekend at #3 with an estimated $0.35 million, 83% bigger than Ride Along’s debut. The film earned $2.9 million in 28 territories for an early international total of $22.8 million and $100 million worldwide. The Universal sequel opens next weekend in Belgium.

Disney’s The Finest Hours expanded into Russia and a number of smaller territories this weekend earning $2.8 million overseas and pushing its international total to $5.8 million. The high seas-based tale has grossed $24.18 million worldwide. 

Films earning less than $2 million overseas this weekend and local language films

Dad’s Army (UK/Ireland)

Overseas Weekend: $3.0M

Overseas Total: $3.0M


L’Abbiamo Fatta Grosso (Italy)

Overseas Weekend: $2.1M

Overseas Total: $6.5M



Overseas Weekend: $1.2M

Overseas Total: $41.8M

Global Total: $97.6M


The Peanuts Movie

Overseas Weekend: $1.0M

Overseas Total: $114.6M

Global Total: $244.5M


Steve Jobs

Overseas Weekend: $1.0M

Overseas Total: $15.1M

Worldwide Total: $32.8M


13 Hours

Overseas Weekend: $0.826M

Overseas Total: $3.2M

Global Total: $50.9M



Overseas Weekend: $0.1M

Overseas Total: $0.57M

Tags: Overseas, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The 5th Wave, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Roadchip, Kung Fu Panda 3, The Revenant