Screen casts a glance over the international box office.
In a week where The Avengers continued its extraordinary international run with a second weekend bounty of $151.5m to stand at an epic $475.8m, Fox’s crime thriller Jannat 2 was this week’s highest new entry at the international box office, charting sixth with a $6.4m debut from its seven territories. Toho’s sci-fi drama Let’s Go To Space, Brother was the top ten’s only other new entry with $4.8m in ninth, while there were chart re-entries for Summit’s The Cold Light Of Day - after solid debuts in France and Germany, among others - and Disney’s Beauty And The Beast 3D predominantly thanks to its UK opening. For the full international chart, click here.
Eight out of the top ten entries belonged to local product at the Japanese box office, with Toho’s sci-fi comedy Thermae Romae holding firm for a second consecutive week at number one after it added $6.9m for $27.8m overall. Toughest new competition came from the distributor’s Let’s Go To Space, Brother, while Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker made it a Toho treble at the top of the chart. For the full Japanese chart, click here.
Gaumont’s powerhouse Intouchables recorded a third consecutive week at the top spot in Poland, crossing the $2m mark in the process for local distributor Gutek Film and acheiving a 24% week-on-week rise in its fourth week. Internationally, it now stands at a stunning $329m. For the full Polish chart, click here.
In France, Pathe’s comedy Le Prénom was the strongest local competition in the face of a formidable Hollywood one-two of The Avengers and American Pie: Reunion, and stands at $12.0m after two weeks having accumulated 1.5m admissions. The year’s strongest performer to date, Pathe’s Houba! On The Trail Of The Marsupilami, dropped 50% but still took a further $1.8m as it closes in on $40m with total admissions standing at 4.9m. For the full French chart, click here.
Homegrown historical drama Cristiada - distributed by Fox - enjoyed a 67% boost, climbing six places to fourth in Mexico and stands at $3.1m after three weeks in play. Neither Sony’s 21 Jump Street nor Zima’s Spanish horror Emergo were able to dislodge The Avengers at the top of the chart. For the full Mexican chart, click here.
Universal’s The Five-Year Engagement started its international rollout this week and performed strongest in Australia with a $2m debut but had to settle for second place behind Marvel/Disney’s superhero epic The Avengers. Fox’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel suffered a minimal drop of 36% in its seventh week as it closes in on $20m. For the full Australian chart, click here.
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