Paramount Pictures International’s G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobrafought its way to the top of ScreenDaily’s international chart after opening day-and-date in 35 territories.
The film, based on the Hasbro action figures, grossed a total of $43.3m from 6,381 screens, averaging $6,800 per screen. Key results included the UK where it took $2.8m (£1.7m) from 442 sites, and Spain where it made $2.6m (€1.8m) from 462 screens. The film expands to a further eight European markets, including Germany, this weekend.
South Korean disaster movie Haeundae continues to perform exceptionally well in its home market, firmly holding the top spot for another week. Distributed by CJ Entertainment, the film has recorded more than 7 million admissions from three weeks on release, with three-day revenue of $7.5m bringing the total gross to $44m.
Also doing well in the South Korean market is Showbox/Mediaplex’s Take Off (aka Ski Jump), which placed second after increasing weekend takings by 10%, generating $4.5m from 544 screens, for a tally of $14m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s The Ugly Truth had a decent start to its overseas run with first place debuts in Australia ($2.8m from 283) and the UK ($3.3m, including previews, from 400), denying G.I. Joe the top spot in both markets. From four territories the romantic comedy generated a total of $4.9m, which with previews brings its first weekend tally to $6.2m.
Japan offered two new entries to the chart, Toei’s franchise film Masked Rider Decade: Sinkenger (which grossed $4.9m, and recorded the highest screen average with $14,300 a screen), and Shochiku’s Hachicko: A Dog’s Story (grossing $2.3m).