Django stays top on $43m international weekend
UPDATE JAN 28: Sony Pictures Releasing International reported that Quentin Tarantino’s global hit has reached $111.6m outside North America and $257.8m worldwide. Meanwhile Skyfall has produced a mighty $34.4m opening week in China.
Django Unchained grossed a confirmed $43.1m over the weekend from 6,417 screens in 64 markets, powered by a pair of second weekend number one holds that generated $7.9m in Germany from 804 for a $20.9m running total and $6.8m in France from 645 for $16.7m.
The revenge Western opened top in Australia on $3.9m from 330 and ranks second in its second weekend in the UK, where $3.9m from 580 boosted the score to $11.7m.
Elsewhere, Django stayed top in Italy, Spain and Switzerland after $3.5m from 568 boosted the running total to $9.8m, $2.4m from 520 resulted in $6.8m and $1.1m from 73 propelled the running total to $3.1m, respectively.
Django grossed $3.2m from 750 in Russia for $10.4m and ranks third after the second weekend.
China once again stamped its box office might on the marketplace as Skyfall opened there on the aforementioned $36.6m from 8,079 screens. The thunderous result boosted the James Bond film’s overall international running total to $776.6m, of which $686m comes from SPRI markets. Crossing $800m has become an attainable target.
Hotel Transylvania added $1.6m from 813 in 26 markets to raise the running total to $176.7m.
- UPDATE: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters has got off to a strong start through Paramount Pictures International (PPI), scoring a confirmed $25.3m in its second weekend from 2,987 theatres in 20 countries reporting to elevate the running total to $36.3m.
The 3D action film opened in 19 mostly Latin American and Middle Eastern new markets. Brazil led the way on $4.5m from 366 for a number one rank while in another table-topping debut Mexico generated $3.7m from 572.
Russia produced $4.8m from 970 in the second weekend for $15.6m in what was expected to be a number one hold.
In a strong of number one results, the fairy tale spin-off grossed $1.9m in Taiwan from 64, $1,3m from 98 in Malaysia, $1.2m from 124 in Colombia, $1m from 131 in the Philippines, $939,000 from 52 in Thailand, $900,000 from 60 in Singapore, $704,000 from 100 in Argentina, $476,000 from 38 in Hong Kong, $424,000 from 170 in Panama, and $246,000 from 40 in Chile.
The Peruvian result of $721,000 from 60 resulted in the biggest January launch in history.
The drama Flight starring Oscar nominee Denzel Washington touched down in 10 markets, seven of theses handled by PPI. The overall weekend from 13 markets reporting amounted to $5.5m from 1,301 sites and an $11.7m overall running total. PPI markets accounted for a confirmed $2.4m from 613 sites for an $8.5m running total.
Flight opened in Italy on $1.7m from 308 and arrived in Sweden on $194,000 from 88.
The film opened in Germany through StudioCanal on $1.7m from 345 and in Austria on $200,000 from 42. TriPictures released Flight in Spain on $1.4m from 291. Paramount does not distribute directly in Germany or Spain and struck a deal with Sierra / Affinity to offload territories at the greenlight stage.
The sixth weekend of international release for Jack Reacher brought in a confirmed $3.9m from 3,308 cinemas in 54 countries reporting for $105.7m. The thriller brought in a further $1m in South Korea from 300 for $5m after two weekends.
DreamWorks Animations’ Rise Of The Guardians earned a confirmed $2.1m through PPI from 2,181 cinemas in 42 countries reporting in its eleventh weekend for $194.9m.
- UPDATE: Working Title’s Les Misérables crossed $300m worldwide last Friday  and added a confirmed $14.2m through Universal Pictures International from 2,777 sites in 33 territories to reach $176.7m internationally. As of Monday the worldwide tally stood at an estimated $313.9m.
The musical stayed top in the UK for the third consecutive weekend on $6.3m from 593 for $39.3m and ranks as the second biggest musical behind Mamma Mia! and Hugh Jackman’s biggest hit.
Les Misérables added $1.8m from 357 in Japan for $43.5m after six weekends and $1.4m from 255 in South Korea for $38.7m to rank as the tenth biggest non-local title in history. Australia has generated $23.5m and there are 31 territories to go.
Ted stayed top in Japan in its second weekend as a confirmed $3.7m from 138 boosted the tally to $11.8m. the international total stands at $296.8m.
Zero Dark Thirty added a confirmed $3.7m from 1,027 in five for a Universal total of $7.8m. The thriller procedural opened in fifth place in the UK on $1.6m from 434 for director Kathryn Bigelow’s biggest opening in the market and arrived in third place in France on $1.5m from 294. The film arrives in Germany this week.
Horror release Mama stands at an early $2.8m, This Is 40 $4.9m, Anna Karenina $37m and Pitch Perfect $43.3m.
- UPDATE: Fox International reported that multiple Oscar nominee Life Of Pi brought in a confirmed $18.5m from 6,672 screens in 60 markets to reach $423.3m.
The fantasy adventure opened top in Japan on $4.6m from 713 where 3D accounted for 72% of the box office. Australia added $1.9m from 457 for $24.1m after four while the UK generated $1.8m from 537 for $41.8m after six.
South Korea has produced $14m after four, Germany $23.2m after five, Mexico $18.4m after six, Brazil $11.9m after six and Russia $29.3m after four weekends in release.
Fox International’s other multiple Oscar nominee, Lincoln, generated a confirmed $10.8m internationally over the weekend from 2,740 screens in 22 markets for an early $14.8m running total.
The historical drama opened in third place in the UK on $2.6m from 511, followed by Italy in second place on $2.8m from 421. It arrived in third place in Brazil on $1m from 151 and arrived in Germany at number six on $802,8420 from 160.
Lincoln added $1.3m from 406 in its second weekend in Spain for $4.1m and fourth place. It arrives in 22 territories this week including France and Holland.
Parental Guidance grossed a confirmed $2.8m from 2,229 screens in 33 markets for $34.8m. The comedy crossed the A$10m milestone in Australia in its fifth weekend to reach $10.9m
Fox International Productions’ Break Up Man added a confirmed $3.2m in its third weekend in Germany from 654 screens for $13.8m and second place the international tally stands at $14.5m. Taken 2 has reached $237.4m overall, of which $169.3m comes from Fox International and the balance from EuropaCorp.
- UPDATE: The Hobbit grossed a confirmed $7.8m from approximately 4,500 screens to reach $647m through Warner Bros Pictures International.
The JRR Tolkien fantasy adventure stands at $85.2m in Germany, $44.2m in France, $43.6m in Russia, $29.1m in Spain, $22.1m in Italy, $21.8m in South Korea, $19.3m in Mexico, $19.3m in Japan and $17.7m in Brazil. It is dated to open in China on Feb 22.
Gangster Squad grossed a confirmed $6.7m from 2,495 screens in 33 markets this weekend for an early $28.3m running total. The crime drama opened in Russia on $2.2m and stands at $7.6m in the UKafter three weekends and $6.5m in Australia after three. It opens this week in Brazil.
- Lionsgate International reported that The Impossible added $7.2m from 3,000 screens in 49 markets to reach $116.8m, powered by a $1.1m Australian launch from 168.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to an action lead role in The Last Stand coaxed $3.2m out of 1,500 screens in 25 for an early $7.4m running total.
- UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International has broken out territories on Wreck-It Ralph, which won the PGA’s animated feature of the year award on Saturday  and brought in a further 5.9m from 61 territories to reach $185.8m.
The animation has amased $22.7m in Australia, $18.8m in Brazil, $14.7m in Russia, $14.3m in Mexico, $13.5m in France, $10.2m in Spain and $9.9m in China. Italy has generated $8.6m, Venezuela a terrific $8.3m and South Korea $6.2m.