UPDATED: Warner Bros Pictures International’s astronaut thriller stayed top for the third consecutive weekend internationally as a confirmed $34.3m boosted the tally to $115.6m.
Gravity also remained the number one attraction for the third session in a row in North America, where it has amassed $170.6m for a $284.8m worldwide running total. Active on approximately 8,100 international screens in 51 markets, the film’s 3D screenings accounted for roughly 65% of the $33.5m weekend haul.
The thriller debuted top in South Korea on $7.1m from 636 and delivered arguably the highlight of the weekend in Mexico on $5.7m from more than 1,787 screens
The Mexican debut overtook that of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban nine years ago to score local filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s biggest opening weekend as well as new marks for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and the biggest October debut.
Gravity added $2.3m from 489 for a number one hold its third weekend in Australia for $11.5m and ranked second in its third weekend in Germany where $2.1m from 717 propelled the tally to $11.3m.
Russia generated $2.2m from 700 for $17.6m after three, while in a trio of second weekend holds $1.6m from 295 in Brazil elevated the score to $4.3m, $1.2m from 367 in Spain resulted in $6.8m and $1.1m from 291 in Italy produced $7.1m.
Gravity also opened in the UAE on $1.3m from a mere 50 screens to deliver Warner Bros’ third biggest debut in history. This week the film arrives in France, followed by the UK on November 8, China on November 20 and Japan on December 18. The Conjuring stands at $175.1m and We’re The Millers has reached $110.8m.
- UPDATED: Stalingrad brought in a confirmed $12.6m from 1,671 screens in Russia and Ukraine through Sony Pictures Releasing International to reach $36.3m. The historical epic generated $11.8m from 1,500 in Russia for $33.9m after two weekends and stands at $2.4m in Ukraine.
Awards contender Captain Phillips arrived on 1,923 screens in 11 markets for $9.3m as the UK led the way on a $4.9m number two debut from 722.
The thriller arrived in second place in Spain on $1.4m from 413 and second in Indonesia on $481,005 from 136. It opens in a further 15 markets this week including Australia and South Korea.
Insidious: Chapter 2 grossed $6.5m from 2,465 in 32 markets for $35.3m through SPRI and $6.78m overall including Blumhouse International licensees. The horror sequel opened top in Malaysia on $1.4m from 103 and debuted at number three in Germany on $1.2m from 269.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 added $5.2m from 2,504 in 34 markets for $30.1m while 2 Guns took a further $2.5m from 1,504 in 34 SPRI markets as the tally climbed to $32.7m through SPRI and $46.3m including all Foresight Unlimited licensees. Elysium stands at $188.4m through SPRI rising to $188.8m from all distributors.
- The Donnie Yen action release Special ID grossed $12.5m in its first weekend. Easternlight handles international sales.
- UPDATED: Fox International crossed the $2bn mark for the year-to-date, marking the fifth consecutive year and the seventh year in total that the company has accomplished the feat.
Leading the weekend was a confirmed $16.5m gross from 5,143 screens in 20 markets for DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo, which continues to surge ahead and stands at a relatively early $143.8m.
The family hit scored a trio of number one debuts, opening in the UK on $6.3m including previews from 1,215 screens, $3.9m in France from 684 and $1.7m in Spain from 637.
The Wolverine scored a $17.6m number one debut in China from 4,902 - more than $4m higher than weekend estimates — to propel the overall international running total to $262.8m.
Runner Runner added $3.9m from 2,843 screens in 60 markets for $37.7m and opened in Germany on $981,284 from 379, while Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters reached $125.3m.
- Escape Plan opened in 21 markets through Lionsgate International day-and-date with the number five North American debut and the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone match-up brought in $9.4m. The running total stands at $14.1m from a total of 34 markets.
Prisoners added a further $7.3m from 49 markets to reach $34.3m and arrived at number three in Brazil on $650,000 from 204. A further $1.4m in France boosted the tally to $5m after two sessions while $1m in the UK elevated the score to $10m after three.
The thriller opened in Australia at number three through Warner Bros on $1.1m from 204 screens and stands at $1.5m in Spain after two weekends through
- UPDATED: Despicable Me 2 added a confirmed $8.3m through Universal Pictures International from 2,571 sites in 33 territories to reach $535.9m and an $899.6m global tally. The family smash overtook Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs on $887m to rank as the fifth biggest animated release worldwide and passed Madagascar 3’s $531m to place sixth in the international animation pantheon.
The animation held at number one in its second weekend in Italy on a terrific $5.2m from 834 for $13.9m and ranks number one out of all non-Japanese films in its fifth weekend in Japan, where $1m from 322 hoisted the running total to $22.3m.
About Time brought in $5.6m from 2,021 in 36 territories for $24.2m and opened in 10 territories including Australia, where $2.1m from 241 ranked second behind Gravity. The rom-com debuted in Germany on $915,000 from 338 and arrived in Spain on $505,000 from 248.
Horror-comedy Las Brujas De Zugarramurdi (Witching & Bitching), ranks seventh in its fourth weekend in Spain and has amassed $4.9m. The World’s End stands at $19.8m.
- Planes grossed $4.5m from 50 territories through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International from to reach $110.2m and the animated release stands at $198.9m worldwide. Monsters University has reached $475.1m.
- DreamWorks’ recent Toronto International Film Festival opener The Fifth Estate arrived through Mister Smith Entertainment licensees day-and-date with North America on $400,000 from Spain and another market or two. The film has grossed $1.4m after two weekends in the UK through eOne.
- Rush is StudioCanal’s biggest release of the year in the UK where it has amassed $15.4m (£9.5m). The F1 drama grossed $4m over the weekend including Exclusive Media’s international licensees and stands at $56.8m overall.