EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ Man Of Steel started its rollout ranked #1 everywhere on the globe with a gross of $71.6M in 24 overseas markets in release. That made for a fast worldwide cume of $196.7M in its first 4 days. But there were a lot of other overseas box office highlights this weekend for Summer 2013:
Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is still the #1 performer to date with international box office of $803.8M from 55 territories. With domestic fast approaching $400M, that’s a worldwide gross of $1.203B.
Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 is the #2 biggest film of 2013 with a worldwide total of $636.9M. This makes it the highest grossing film of the franchise now beating Fast 5 which earned $628M. Fast 6 has three more international territories yet to open including Venezuela (June 21), Japan (July 6) and China (July 26). International total is now $417.3M from 62 territories.
Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness passed the $200M mark internationally this weekend. At $201.7M from 57 territories, studio has accplished its goal of attracting bigger overseas audience to this franchise that never performed that well in other countries. Pic already has outgrossed the lifetime cume of the previous JJ Abrams’ Star Trek by 60% with a number of territories left to release, including Spain and Japan.
Warner Bros’ Hangover Part III crossed $200M internationally this weekend from 56 markets. But it’s $201.8M, specifically, is still -16% below the running cume for Hangover Part II in the same markets at the same point of release.
Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s The Great Gatsby continues to hold well, grossing an international cume to date of $160.3M from 58 markets. It’s Baz Luhrman’s best result overseas but also shows the power that Leonardo DiCaprio still packs with audiences abroad.
Fox/Blue Sky Studio’s Epic is earning slightly more of its grosses overseas with $119.1M from a fast rollout to 61 territories. It has solid holds across Europe. The next major opening is Australia (June 27).
Sony/Columbia Pictures’ After Earth is doing lousy in North America. But it’s scoring some very quick and fairly impressive results this weekend overseas despite the arrival of the Man Of Steel. Its international cume from 50 territories is now $91.1M (almost twice its domestic cume) and $145.3M worldwide. Will Smith still has what it takes to fill international seats with results balanced across the world.
Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ Man Of Steel took 12.2M admissions from 9,710 screens overseas. Key markets that opened this weekend were the UK, Korea, and Mexico. The UK pulled in £11M ($17.1M) from 574 situations, dominating the market with a 75% share of the Top 5 and ranking as the biggest opening day in 2013 – +11% bigger even than Iron Man 3. But the pic just narrowly missed beating IM3 for the weekend. Mexico grossed an estimated Ps. 126M ($9.8M) from 2,600 screens, and garnered a 70% share of the market. Its opening weekend ranked as the 3rd biggest for a WB film. Korea opened to hefty KRW 9.9M ($8.8M) from 990 screens taking 72% of the Seoul Top 5. Other notable cumes are The Philippines $5.6M which was 3rd biggest all-time industry opening despite monsoon conditions), India $3.5M, Taiwan $1.5M (had biggest WB opening day ever), UAE $2.0M, Malaysia $3.0M. Pic still has 27 more markets opening next weekend, including the major countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia and China. Australia opens on June 27, Brazil July 12, and Japan August 30.
Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment’s Now You See Me is still in its early international run and has made $27.7M from 42 markets so far including a #1 debut in Russia. Big territoes still to come, including UK (July 5), Brazil (July 5), Germany (July 11), Italy (July 18), Spain (July 19), and France (July 31).
Universal’s $3M-budget The Purge is rolling out slowly overseas after a big North American opening. Currently playing in 7 territories, it posted a $6.7M international cume with some grosses still yet to report. Next releases are Egypt (June 26), Lebanon and UAE (June 27) and Romania (June 28).
Fox/New Regency’s The Internship is performing mediocre in North America but might be helped overseas by Google’s worldwide branding. It began its overseas rollout this weekend with $5.1M from 19 markets, off to a good start in Australia and Russia with the balance of openings in primarily small markets. It releases in 3 markets next weekend followed by 12 at the end of June.For more estimates listed by title, see box office results here...
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