Journey 2 holds firm at the top of the int'l box office
Warner Bros. Pictures International’s sequel has now passed the $100m overseas after adding a further $26m to its bounty.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island opened second in France with $3.4m on its way to a $26m weekend and is now active in 43 markets to stand at $128m. It opens in Italy this week.
Debuting in ten markets, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close could only manage $2.6m from just over 900 sites. The Best Picture Oscar nominee took almost half its tally in Japan ($1.2m) and opens in Australia and Brazil, among others, this week.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows has accumulated $325m after an extra $3m was added over the weekend.
- Propelled by chart-topping debuts in Russia ($5.8m) and Australia ($3.1m), This Means War’s first international forays grossed $11.0m through Fox International from just over 1,900 sites in 16 markets, only two of which are in the top ten. Openings to come include the UK (March 2), Spain (March 9) and France (March 14).
The force is still strong with the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace after decent holds in the likes of the UK ($1.8m, a drop of only 10%) and Germany ($1.9m, second in the market) sat it post a $10.0m second weekend, boosted the cume to $37.1m. Combined with the original release, The Phantom Menace is now within touching distance of $1bn worldwide at $995.1m.
The Descendants ventured into ten new markets and opened well in Italy ($1.3m from 280) on its way to a further $7.5m from over 3,000 sites in its 50 markets resulting in an excellent $68.4m haul so far.
A $4.4m number one debut in Japan saw In Time climb to an overall tally of $112.4m overseas, while Chronicle passed the $30m mark after a $3.1m weekend in its 41 markets and it now stands at $30.6m.
- Following a strong hold in the UK, The Muppets grossed $7.6m from its 42 markets for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. The big screen return of Kermit and co has now delivered $59.1m with openings in France (April 11) and Russia (April 12) to come.
Steven Spielberg’s War Horse took a further $4.7m for $54.7m overall.
- The Vow took $6.4m in its second weekend from over 1,500 sites to stand at an early $22.8m for Sony Pictures Releasing International. The based on real life romantic drama has openings in Brazil (April 13), Italy (May 4) and France (May 16), among others, still to come.
Adam Sandler’s latest Jack And Jill crossed the $60m mark after a $5.5m weekend from its 30 markets for $60.8m overall.
Now active in 56 markets, David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has grossed $119.7m so far after a further $4m was added to its haul.
The latest instalment in the vampires vs. wolves franchise Underworld: Awakening took $3.2m from almost 2,000 sites. Its SPRI cume is now $69.5m.
- Universal Pictures International’s action-thriller Safe House grossed $6m for an early $19.6m tally. It expands into 11 markets this week, including the UK, France and Germany.
Contraband stands at $9.7m and opens in Australia and New Zealand this week, while Big Miracle has taken $2.1m so far and is now active in 14 markets.
- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol shows no sign of stopping after grossing an additional $5.8m for $461.9m overall through Paramount Pictures International.
DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots has taken $379.2m and PPI’s horror The Devil Inside stands at $9.9m and opens in France and Argentina this week.