UPDATED MAR 3: A number one $20.5m Chinese debut powered MGM and Columbia Pictures’ RoboCop to an estimated $30m weekend as the running total climbed to $136m and the reboot took over pole position from Warner Bros Pictures International’s The Hobbit 2.
Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) markets generated $27.8m for $105.4m for RoboCop, while MGM licensees accounted for $17m for $30.2m.
The film arrived through SPRI in China on 6,265 screens. Latin American holds were strong, as Brazil produced $2.4mfrom 756 to stay top on $7.3m after two sessions. The sci-fi reboot opens in Japan in two weeks’ time. The UK tally through StudioCanal stands at $12.9m after four weekends.
UPDATE: Warner Bros Pictures International executives reported that The Lego Movie added $20.4m from 53 markets to elevate the running total to $120.8m and the global haul to $330m.
The family hit opened top in Russia on $3.9m and ranked number one in the UK for the third weekend in a row as $5.4m boosted the tally to $44m. France generated $3m for $7.2m after two sessions.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug grossed $16m, driven by $11.8m from 4,140 screens in the second weekend in China for a monstrous $56.1m running total there after 10 days.
Smaug debuted top in Japan on $3.9m from 658 screens and defeated the launch of local title Majyo No Takkyubin. Smaug’s overall international running total stands at $665.3m. Multiple Oscar winner Gravity stands at $436.9m.
StudioCanal’s fully-financed Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson brought in $20m to complement the number one North American launch and propel the action thriller to $50m worldwide after a single weekend.
Results include a number two launch in the UK on $4.4m for the company’s second biggest debut behind Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s $4.7m.
UPDATE: Pompeii brought in a further $15.4m from 49 Lionsgate International markets to propel the early running total to $46.3m.
The adventure arrived in Germany at number five through Constantin on $1.4m from 444 screens and held firm at number two in its second weekend in South Korea, where $2.5m from 475 boosted the tally to $7.9m.
In other notable holds, Pompeii delivered $1.5m in France from 339 for $4.7m and $1.1m in Italy from 457 for $3.4m.
An additional $979,000 from 543 Mexican screens resulted in $3.2m, while Brazil’s $946,000 from 352 produced $3.1m. Thus far Latin America has generated $7.3m.
Sunday’s (2) best picture Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave added $7m from 55 markets to reach $90m. The drama opened in South Korea on $867,785 from 324 and added $1.3m in Italy from 349 for $3.2m. Mexico has generated $1.7m and Latin America as a whole has produced $4.7m. The film opens in Japan on Friday (7).
Warner Bros Pictures International executives reported that New Line, MGM and Warner Bros’ The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug grossed $16m, driven by $11.9m from 4,200 screens in the second weekend in China for a monstrous $56.1m running total there after 10 days.
Smaug debuted top in Japan on $3.4m from 682 screens to defeat the launch of local title Majyo No Takkyubin. Smaug’s overall international running total stands at $665.3m.
UPDATE: DreamWorks Animation’s Mr Peabody & Sherman generated $14.6m through 20 Fox International markets as the early tally reached $38.7m. The animation, which opens this week in North America, debuted at number one in Mexico on $2.7m from 1,509, number two in Germany on $2.2m from 885 and number two in Brazil on $1.6m from 624.
It also opened at number one in Colombia on $577,612 from 198, Peru on $490,955 from 154 and Central America on $455,733 from 147. France generated $1.9m from 1,147 in the second weekend for $5.9m. The UK added $1.3m from 975 for $19.1m.
The Monuments Men added $8.3m from 55 markets for $38.8m and expanded into a further 10 this weekend. Germany delivered $1.4m from 592 for $4.1m after two, Spain $1.2m from 417 for $3.7m after two sessions and the UK $892,780 from 516 for $8.7m after three.
Grand Budapest Hotel delivered Wes Anderson’s biggest launch in France at number three on $2.8m from 172 and stands at an early $2.9m international running total. The Book Thief arrived in the UK on $2.4m from 454 and stands at $40.7m overall from 22 markets.
Pathe’s French comedy Supercondriaque from Welcome To The Sticks director Dany Boon grossed $11m in France and Belgium.
12 Years A Slave added $6.6m from 55 markets after expanding in the run-up to Oscar night and stands at a tremendous $89.9m overall.
The drama opened well in South Korea on $865,000 from 315 and added $1.2m in Italy from 333 for $3.2m after two sessions. A further $723,000 from 248 in Mexico propelled the running total to $1.7m.
12 Years A Slave has generated $31m in the UK, $12.4m in France, $6.8m in Spain, $5m in Germany and $4.5m in Australia.
Oscar nominee Frozen crossed $1bn at the global box office on Sunday (March 2) to reach $1.0002bn and cemented its status as the industry’s biggest non-sequel animation and the second biggest animation of all time behind Toy Story 3. It added $6.8m for $611.5m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and stands at $388.7m in North America. See separate story.
Paramount Pictures International reported that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit added $2.2m from 33 territories to reach $80.8m and opened in Germany on $1.1m from 402.
Japan has produced $4.2m after three sessions and Spain $2.2m after five.
Anchorman 2 has reached $45.6m and the alternative longer edit opened in the UK for $180,000 from 218 to elevate that territory’s score to $23.7m.
UPDATE: The Wolf Of Wall Street added $2.6m from 1,162 in nine Universal territories to reach $105.7m. The dark comedy has grossed an additional $7.6m in Japan through Paramount Pictures International after five weekends and at least an additional $120m through Red Granite International licensees to stand at more than $228m overall.
Universal Pictures International’s comedy Ride Along grossed $2.6m from 10 territories for an early $7.1m tally and opened well in the UK on $2.4m from 381 at number three.
3D Russian fantasy adventure Viy has reached $34.1m in Russia after five weekends and has overtaken Despicable Me 2 to become Universal’s highest grossing film of all time in Russia.
Italian comedy Sotto Una Buona Stella ranks third in its third weekend as $1.8m from 465 venues boosted the tally to $12.6m.
47 Ronin stands at $107.4m from 16 territories, while Endless Love has reached an early $6.9m and multiple Oscar winner Dallas Buyers Club, which Universal is distributing in Latin America, has taken $1.2m from eight.