Fast and Furious 9

Source: Universal Pictures International


Worldwide Box Office June 18-20 2021

 Rank Film  (Distributor) 3-day (World) Cume (World) 3-day (Int’l) Cume (Int’l)Territories 
 1  A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)   $25.1m  $221.9m  $15.7m  $96.7m  46
 2  Fast & Furious 9 (Universal)  $19m  $292m  $19m  $292m  23
 3  The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)  $18.1m  $23.7m  $6.4m  $6.7m  22 
 4  The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (WB)  $17.5m  $142.8  $12.4m  $89.2m  57
 5  Cruella (Disney)   $17m   $159.9m  $11.9m  $95.2m  42

Credit: Comscore, all figures estimates

Australia opening boosts ‘Fast & Furious 9’

UPDATED: Universal’s Fast & Furious 9 added $19.5m in its fifth lap of select international markets, up from $6.2m for the previous session – a rise of 208%. Fuelling that rise is the film’s expansion from just eight markets (in Asia and Middle East) to a total of 23 territories, including in eastern and southern Europe. The film opened top of the box office in all its new markets.

Leading the way for the Justin Lin-directed sequel was Australia, with a confirmed $6.7m for the four-day weekend, the biggest of the pandemic era. The opening weekend total is ahead of Hobbs & Shaw, and only just below Fast 8.

In Indonesia, the estimated total was $3.6m including previews – the biggest opening of the pandemic. Universal estimates that 10% of the market was affected by the sudden closure of cinemas in two cities due to rising Covid-19 cases.

In Israel, where there are currently no Covid restrictions and cinemas are operating at full capacity, F9’s estimated $1.5m opening was the fourth biggest of all time. Ukraine also delivered an estimated $1.5m – by far the biggest opening of the pandemic, and beating the debuts of Fast 8, Fast 7 and Hobbs & Shaw.

Total so far for F9 is $292.5m, powered by $216.9m in China. Other top territories to date are South Korea with $19.5m, Russia with $17.5m and Saudi Arabia with $7.9m.

The film next revs into Brazil and UK this Thursday (June 24), and Mexico and North America on Friday (June 25). Spain, France and Germany follow in July.

Fast & Furious 9 is chasing Fast 8’s international total of $1.01bn, $226m in North America and $1.24bn worldwide. The franchise’s biggest haul to date arrived in 2015 courtesy of Fast 7 (which bid goodbye to Paul Walker’s character): $1.16bn for international, $353m in North America and $1.52bn worldwide.

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ buoyed by Korea, France, Japan openings

Eight new territory openings helped A Quiet Place Part II achieve a buoyant weekend session estimated at $15.7m, just 2% down on the previous weekend – although holdover markets declined 47%. International total to date is an estimated $96.7m. The John Krasinski-directed horror sequel has also grossed an estimated $125.3m in North America, taking the global total to $223m. Globally, the film topped the weekend rankings with a $25.1m haul (see chart above).

A Quiet Place Part II is now playing in 45 territories, representing 81% of the international rollout. On a like-for-like basis, the film is running 15% ahead of the pace set by the original A Quiet Place, advises Paramount.

Among new openings, the film opened top of the chart in South Korea with $3.4m including previews, and in second place in France (behind The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) with $1.6m including previews. Japan delivered $1.1m and Spain (where the film landed in second place) provided $772,000 including previews. All numbers are estimates.

Top holdover markets were the UK and Ireland, with an estimated $1.2m on its third weekend (taking the total to $11.6m), and Mexico, with $1.1m on its second weekend (for a $4.4m total). Totals in China and Australia are now $36.9m and $9.1m respectively.

The original A Quiet Place grossed $188m in North America, $153m in international, and $341m worldwide.

There are a further 20 markets left to open including Italy, Netherlands and Belgium this coming weekend, followed by Germany on July 1 and Brazil on July 22.

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ is top new title worldwide

Lionsgate and Millennium Media’s The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard was the top new film at the worldwide box office, opening with an estimated $18.1m for the weekend session and $23.7m including previews. North America – where the film opened top with $11.7m for the weekend and $17.0m including previews – was the key market driving up those numbers.

In international, the sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard grossed an estimated $6.4m for the weekend and $6.7m in total. Leading the way was the UK and Ireland, where the film opened top of the chart (if previews are included) with an estimated $2.21m including $834,000 in previews.

Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel L Jackson reprise their roles from the first film, and the cast also includes Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman.

The $6.7m total for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard meant that the film was not the top new title in international markets, despite earning the honour globally. Top new film internationally was Maoyan Media’s On Your Mark, which opened top of the China box office (with $8.62m including previews) in a relatively lacklustre session. The sports drama is directed by Chiu Keng Guan (Ola Bola) and is the story of a taxi driver who helps his son – who suffers from multiple sclerosis – achieve his dream of running a marathon.

Elsewhere at the China box office, Taiwanese romantic drama Man In Love grossed $6.2m in its second session, according to Artisan Gateway numbers, taking the total after 10 days to $16.1m. The film – which is a remake of a 2014 South Korean romantic drama about a low-level gangster who learns he has a terminal illness and falls in love for the first time – earlier grossed $14m in Taiwan. The China top five is rounded out by Peter Rabbit 2 ($3.8m; $17.2m total), Island Keeper ($3.0m; $4.7m total) and Cruella ($2.7m; $17.2m total).

‘The Conjuring 3’ adds $12.4m for $89m international total

UPDATED: Having topped both the international and worldwide weekend box office charts for two weeks in a row, New Line/Warner Bros’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It now tumbles to fourth place in the global weekend rankings (behind A Quiet Place Part II, Fast & Furious 9 and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) and third place in the international rankings (behind Fast & Furious 9 and A Quiet Place Part II).

The third film in the Conjuring series grossed a confirmed $12.4m in 56 international markets (down 47%), $5.15m in North America (down 48%) and $17.6m globally. Cumulative totals are $89.4m for international, $53.5m in North America and $142.9m worldwide.

The supernatural thriller performed best in France among international territories, with second-weekend takings delivering a chart-topping $3m, taking the total after 12 days to $9m. Next best was Mexico, with $1.6m for the weekend, and $14.5m so far. Australia provided $1m, and $6.3m so far.

The Devil Made Me Do It is chasing $322m worldwide for The Conjuring 2 in 2016 and $320m worldwide for The Conjuring in 2013. The film is the eighth overall in a sprawling horror franchise that also includes a trio of Annabelle titles.

Also from Warner Bros, musical In The Heights grossed $2m at the weekend from select international markets, taking the international total to $2.1m. The lion’s share arrived courtesy of UK and Ireland with a confirmed $1.5m. The international total is dwarfed by North America ($19.7m so far), and the global tally is $21.8m.

This weekend sees the film arrive in six new markets including France and Australia. In The Heights is directed by John Chu, adapted from the stage musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes.

‘Cruella’ is right behind ‘Conjuring 3’ in weekend rankings

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Source: Disney


Disney’s Cruella was just behind The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It in the international, North America and global rankings for the weekend period. The Cruella De Vil origins tale grossed an estimated $11.9m in international territories, $5.1m in North America, and $17.0m globally. Totals so far are $95.2m for international, $64.7m in North America and $159.9m worldwide.

Cruella is available simultaneously via Disney+ on Premier Access for subscribers, in territories where the service operates.

Once again, new openings (in Austria and Slovenia) were not the main story. The film’s takings are led by holdover markets, where the film declined just 32% overall, and with particularly strong holds in UK (-5%), Spain (-5%), Brazil (-15%), South Korea (-18%) and Saudi Arabia (-19%).

Disney also opened Pixar animation Luca in 11 territories where Disney+ does not operate, grossing an estimated $5.0m. These were led by Russia, where the film opened top of the box office with a 33% share, and $1.9m. In South Korea, Luca opened in third place with $1.1m. Luca will be exclusive to Disney+ in markets where the service is available. 

‘Peter Rabbit 2’ kicks up another $6.0m for international

Columbia Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway added an estimated $6.0m in 27 international markets in its latest session, taking the international total to $70.5m. The family sequel grossed an estimated $6.1m in North America in its second session, bringing the total there to $20.3m. Globally, the film has taken $90.8m so far.

Top territories at the weekend were China ($3.8m) and UK and Ireland ($1.3m).

In 2018, Peter Rabbit grossed $115m in North America, $236m in international, and $351m worldwide. While the sequel has a long way to go to catch those numbers, there are a number of major markets left to open: Japan (June 25), France (June 30), Germany and Italy (both July 1) with Spain, Brazil and South Korea to follow.