Lionsgate’s runaway train reached $214.3m worldwide after its opening weekend factoring in the $155m North American launch and opened top in virtually every market according to the distributor.
The Hunger Games’ $59.3m international gross came from approximately 7,700 sites in 67 markets led by a stunning $9.7m haul in Australia and followed by $7.5m in the UK despite unseasonably warm weather there.
An impressive results roster included Russia on $6.5m, Germany on $3.9m, France on $3.8m, early Mexican estimates on $3.6m, Brazil on $2.6m and the Scandinavia region on a combined $3.7m.
In Asia The Hunger Games achieved a huge $1.7m in the Philippines, $1.38m in Singapore, $1.36m in Taiwan, $709,000 in Hong Kong, $655,000 in Malaysia and $649,000 in Thailand. The UAE generated $656,000 while the combined Gulf region accounted for close to $1m.
- UPDATE: Fox International on Monday (26) revised weekend estimate of $8.3m forThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel down to $8.1m from 1,898 screens in 18 markets for a $33.1m running total. The drama opened in Australia in second place behind The Hunger Games on $3.9m from 327 including previews and added $1.2m from 474 in the UK to boost the tally to a dazzling $24.7m after five weekends.
Comedy This Means War added $5.9m for $78.9m and opened in France in fourth place on $1.2m from 406. Chronicle stands at $56.3m and is yet to arrive in eight further markets including Germany, Italy and Japan. The Descendants has grossed $89m.
- Dr Seuss’ The Lorax added $5.5m through UPI from 1,953 sites in 25 territories this weekend for an early international total of $21.3m. The family title scored one of Universal’s best second weekends in Russia where $2.8m from 693 boosted the tally to $13.4m. There are 40 territories to go over the next five months. Contraband stands at $24.8m and Safe House is at $71.1m.
MGM-Sony’s action comedy 21 Jump Street grossed $5.3m from 800 screens in 14 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) as the early international running total climbed to $16m. The film added $2.8m in Australia — a highly rewarding market this weekend — for $8.8m after two sessions. The UK has returned $6.4m after two.
Romance The Vow added $2.6m from 1,045 in 26 for $46.2m and used the absence of The Hunger Games in Spain to pull off a number one debut on $1.9m from 284.
- UPDATE: Warner Bros Pictures International revised its $347m running total for Sherlock Holmes 2 up to $348m while Journey 2 stands at $211.4m. Project X brought in $235m from 1,300 screens in 27 markets for an early $20.6m. The comedy grossed $2.5m in its second weekend in France from 267 screens for $6.5m.
- PPI’s The Devil Inside grossed $3.4m from 1,970 venues in 36 territories for an impressive $44.5m. The horror film added $1.2m in the UK from 388 for $5.8m.
Martin Scorsese’s Hugo stands at $72.9m and DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots is at $394.7m and used $1.3m from 299 in the second weekend in Japan to climb to $5.8m. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol has reached a towering $483.1m and PPI announced last weekend that it had crossed $100m in China.