OCTOBER 1 UPDATE: The Nun held firm as Hollywood’s top international film for the fourth weekend in a row as an estimated $16.4m haul from 80 markets helped the running total reach $220.2m and surge to $329.2m worldwide.
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The Nun is now the highest grossing film globally and internationally in The Conjuring series, the top Conjuring series release in 41 markets including Germany, Italy, Russia and Japan, and the highest grossing horror in 12 markets, among them Brazil.
The Nun also ranks as the highest grossing Warner Bros title of the year-to-date 2018 in 30 markets including Mexico, and as the highest grossing horror film of all time in 12 markets including Brazil. France led the second-weekend holdovers on $2.4m for $7.6m, followed by Russia on $1.7m for $7.2m, Italy $1.3m for $5m, and South Korea $1.1m for $7.5m.
Elsewhere after four sessions The Nun stands at $17m in Brazil where it ranks second, $21.4m in the lead market of Mexico to rank third, $13.7m in the UK to rank fifth, $7.7m in Germany at number four, and $10.5m in Spain at number two.
Warner Animation Group’s Smallfoot featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Common and James Corden, launched day-and-date with the number two North American release, arriving in 49 markets on a solid $14m.
The film ranked number one across Latin America and opened top in all 13 markets in the region led by family-friendly Mexico on $3.5m for the top launch by a Warner Bros animated feature. Brazil delivered $1.3m
Heading into nationwide school holidays in Australia on Monday, the film added $1.4m for a $3.1m running total and ranked number two, while the Polish debut produced $806,000.
Crazy Rich Asians added $3.5m from 37 markets for $53.8m, bringing in an additional $961,000 in the UK to rank fourth and reach $6.3m after three weekends. It stands at $15.3m after five in Australia where it ranks as the studio’s stop film of 2018 so far.
Singapore and Indonesia have produced $5.2m each, Philippines $3.2m, Taiwan $2.1m, Malaysia $2m, New Zealand $2m, Hong Kong $1.9m, and UAE $1.4m.
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Johnny English Strikes Again used a $15.5m haul from 41 territories to surge to $45.8m. The Rowan Atkinson action comedy debuted in eight markets led by Indonesia on a superb $2.5m number one result, reflecting the popularity of Atkinson in the market and delivering Universal’s third best opening day of 2018 so far and the ninth best of all time.
Australia led the second-weekend holdovers on $1.7m for $4.8m and stayed top. Spain delivered $870,000 for $2.5m in another number one hold, and there were number one holds in Netherlands on $737,000 for $2.1m, and UAE on $761,000 for $2.9m. The film arrives in the UK this week.
Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart comedy Night School debuted day-and-date with the number one North American launch on $5.9m from 19 for a $33.1m global tally. The UK was the top market on a $2.1m number one bow - the biggest opening for a comedy this year - followed by Australia on $1.2m for number three.
Amblin Partners’ fantasy The House With A Clock In Its Walls added $5.8m from 19 for $9.9m, and $54.8m worldwide. Russia produced the top debut on $1.9m for second place, then France at number two on $1.7m. Germany was the top holdover market on $416,00 for $1.4m.
BlacKkKlansman opened at number three in Italy on $471,000, and stands at $9.1m after six sessions in France, and $8m in the UK after the same period. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has reached $270.2m internationally and $390.7m worldwide, while The First Purge stands at $66.8m internationally and $135.9m worldwide.
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Incredibles 2 surged past $600m international as an estimated $11.9m weekend boosted the tally to $603.3m, and the worldwide running total reached $1.21bn.
Firing up the weekend was a number one debut in Germany on $5.7m over four days heading into a week-long nationwide holiday. The UK remains the top market on $72.4m, followed by China on $53.7m, Japan on $43.6m, France on $41.1m, and Brazil and Mexico on $37.5m and $37.2m, respectively. Australia has produced $33.8m, Spain $24.4m, and South Korea $21.8m.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively comedy crime drama A Simple Favor added $7.3m from 53 markets for $20.1m internationally and $63.1m worldwide.
It debuted in Mexico on $1.2m for number four, and opened in France on $647,000, and in Brazil on $340,000. The UK haul has reached $4.4m after two weeks and the film ranks third. It has amassed $5.1m in Australia after three and ranks fifth.
Shane Black’s The Predator added $7.2m, from 80 markets to climb to $68.4m. Mexico delivered the top hold on $1.6m for $6.2m after two sessions, followed by Columbia on $460,922 for $1.3m after two and the UK on $428,459 for $5.9m after three.
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The thriller Searching grossed $3.5m from 41 markets to reach $36.4m, while Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation added $1.9m from 57 for $344.7m. Studio 8’s family film Alpha grossed $1.6m from 44 for $42.2m, and Sydney-set comedy-drama Ladies In Black, from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films, added $1.2m for $3.8m in Australia, and stands at $4.1m overall.
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Mission: Impossible Fallout grossed $3.2m from 41 markets for $570.7m, which is tracking 24% ahead of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation for the same group of markets. China produced an extra $2m in the fifth weekend for a $182.1m running total. Horror release A Quiet Place opened in Japan on $1.4m and the international tally overall stands at $146.5m.
Mark Wahlberg action thriller Mile 22 grossed $1.5m from 55 markets to reach $26.1m, while Jennifer Garner in her action vehicle Peppermint coaxed $1.3m from 44 for an $8.2m running total. Action comedy The Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy stands at $4.6m from 43 markets.