Sources issued the numbers on Wednesday (10) after the independent sci-fi thriller was understood to have added approximately $7.5m in the second weekend through DMG Entertainment. Combined with the bulk of international grosses from mostly FilmNation licensees, the tally has reached $46m excluding second weekend results from Russia.
While the $4.2m Chinese opening weekend gross fell way short of wildly speculative numbers that circulated shortly after the debut, the cumulative total is impressive for an independent English-language release in the territory.
DMG, Endgame Entertainment’s co-producing partner which also distributes the film in China, has not confirmed the result however the figures are understood to be accurate. While Endgame executives were unavailable for comment sources said they were happy with the numbers.
Looper added $12.5m in the week of Oct 1-7 in China and the film had generated $6.4m in Russia through Top Film heading into last weekend’s second session.
The film has taken more than $8.8m in the UK through eOne and a little over $7m in Australia through Roadshow. Brazil has generated more than $1.8m through Paris Filmes and Germany $1.3m through Telemunchen/Concorde.
Combined with the $43.2m North American tally as of Oct 9, Looper stands at more than $89.2m worldwide.