Never Say Die tops the international box office for the second week on $30m, while Blade Runner 2049 finishes close behind on $27.2m. Annabelle: Creation crosses $300m worldwide.
Yang Song and Chiyu Zhang’s comedy Never Say Die grossed $30m to come in first place at the international box office, narrowly ahead of Sony’s Blade Runner 2049. The film starring Allen Ai, Xue Haowen, Li Ma, and Teng Shen stands at $281m.
UPDATED: STXfilms’ action-thriller The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, and directed by Martin Campbell, grossed $6.4m for $87.3m internationally. Combined with $13.1m from North America, the film stands at $100.4m worldwide. Other key international markets have yet to open.
Jing Wong’s Chasing The Dragon, starring Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, and Philip Leung, grossed $7.7m. The film stands at $77.5m internationally.
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UPDATED: Blade Runner 2049 continued a strong early international run, taking in $27.2m from more than 14,500 screens for an international total of $95.6m. The film continued to trend with solid second weekend hold including Brazil on a mere 16% drop, Sweden 30%, Poland 31%, the Netherlands 32%, Germany 37%, UK 39%, Italy 39%, Australia 41% and Belgium 42%. South Korea generated $1.7m in its first weekend.
The UK generated $4.1m for a running total of $16m, followed by Germany on $2.1m for $6.7m, Australia $2m for $6.6m, Russia $1.9m for $8.2m, France $1.8m for $6.4m, Brazil $1.6m for $4.1m, Italy $1.4m for $4.5m, and Spain $1.3m for $5.4m. China will be the next market to release on October 27.
The Emoji Movie brought in another $2.7m from from 47 markets for total of $118.9m, surpassing the international lifetime of The Peanuts Movie. Poland generated $990,000, including previews, from 200 screens for second place. The animation will debut in France this week.
Flatliners pulled in $2.2m from 26 markets for an international total of $8.8m. Mexico produced $1.1m from 1,070 screens. Brazil is the next market to release on October 19.
UPDATED: Kingsman: The Golden Circle grossed $15.4m from 7,203 screens in 66 markets. France generated $4.6m for first place, while the UK dipped just 36% from last weekend on $1.8m. South Korea generated 1.3m, while Germany produced $925,000. Kingsman: The Golden Circle now stands at $196.9m, outpacing Kingsman: The Secret Service by 35% in the same markets at current exchange rates. Matthew Vaughn’s sequel debuts in China this week.
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet drama The Mountain Between Us grossed $4.1m from 2,213 screens in 15 markets. The film now stands at $9.6m internationally. Australia generated $1.5m in its first week, which is bigger than The Impossible. The film opens in five markets, including Argentina, this week.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie added $2.6m from 2,342 screens in 11 markets. Led by Brazil on $1.3m and a strong hold in France on $313,000 for $1.1m, the international total increased to $43.1m. Local animated production Condorito debuted in Latin America on $2.6m and earned the number one spot in three markets.
War For The Planet Of The Apes earned $2.5m in Japan and now stands at $341.1m internationally. Judwaa 2, from Fox International Productions and FoxStar, added $1.4m. India generated $1.4m to repeat as the number one film in the market for the third weekend in a row, taking the international total to $25.5m.
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UPDATED: Dean Devlin’s Geostorm debuted in eight smaller Asian markets this weekend, ranking number on in them all, pulling in $9.7m from approximately 2,150 screens. Abbie Cornish, Gerard Butler and Jeremy Ray Taylor star. Taiwan generated $2.1m from 190 screens, while Malaysia brought in $1.4m from 400 screens.
Thailand produced $1.3m, Hong Kong $1.3m, and Indonesia $1.3m. Meanwhile, the Philippines generated $1.2m. Warner Bros will release the action film in 50 international markets this week, including the UK, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain and Australia day-and-date with the the US.
It grossed another $10.3m on 5,185 screens in 65 markets. The running international total has reached $315.6m, bringing the worldwide tally to $630.5m. The UK is the leading international territory on $41.7m, followed by Germany $29.3m, Mexico $27.2m, Brazil $19.4m, Australia $18.6m, and Russia $18.5m.
France has generated $16.3m, Spain $12.8m, Argentina $10.5m, Sweden $7.1m, South Korea $6.5m, and Indonesia $6m. Andy Muschietti’s horror debuts in Italy this week.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie grossed $9.1m on 6,753 screens in 64 markets currently in release, bringing the international total to $45.1m. The animation debuted in the UK on $4.8m from 1,056 screens, including previews, ranking number one for the weekend. France came in at $749,000 from 423 screens, including previews. Italy generated $497,000 on 334 screens, ranking number three. The UK is the top market, followed by Germany on $4.8m, Australia $4.1m, Russia $3.4m, and Poland on $1.9m.
Fueled by its $2m number one debut in Spain, Annabelle: Creation brought in an $2.4m over the weekend, bringing the running international sum to $198.9m. David F Sandberg’s horror sequel crossed the $300m mark globally on $300.8m. The film was released in Spain on a non-traditional Thursday, grossing $2m on 309 screens and ranking a solid number one. The openening weekend results surpassed all other films in the Conjuring universe. Mexico is the top market on $18.7m, followed by South Korea on $13.8m, Brazil $12.8m, the UK on $10.8m and France on $10.6m.
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UPDATED: Universal and Blumhouse Productions’ Happy Death Day opened in 11 territories along with North America, generating $5.2m internationally. Combined with the $26m number one opening in North America, the worldwide total has reached $31.2m. Happy Death Day ranked in the top five films of all markets in release.
Brazil is the top opener at number two for the weekend on $2.1m, above recent films Split and The Conjuring. Australia generated $1.1m for third place, which is in-line with 2016’s Don’t Breathe. Peru generated $533,000, while the Netherlands produced $247,000 for the weekend. Chile generated $202,000, New Zealand produced $146,000, as Turkey is off to a strong start on $169,000. Israel produced $434,000 over the weekend, the second-biggest opening of all-time for the genre. Happy Death Day has opened 16% above Get Out in the same markets. This week, the film opens in 16 territories including the UK, Taiwan and Sweden.
Universal and Working Title’s The Snowman kicked off in 27 territories and ended the weekend on $8.9m. The UK generated $1.8m for third place, this is above the opening of Prisoners. Norway, home of the source material’s author, generated $1.5m for first place in the market. The film had the third-biggest opening day of 2017. Spain generated $918,000 for fourth place, while Italy generated $1.1m for number two in the market. The Snowman is set to debut in Australia, Germany, and seven other territories this weekend.
Historical drama Victoria And Abdul added $1.8m from 35 territories for an international total of $28.8m. Combined with the North American total of $11.2m, the worldwide total has reached $40m. India generated $138,000, for first place, pushing Blade Runner 2049 to the number two spot. The UK generated $292,000 in week five, dropping 52% form last weekend for a total of $12m, overtaking the lifetime of Lincoln. Germany added $279,000, dipping 47% for a total of $2.3m. Australia generated $272,000 in week five, 36% off the previous weekend for a total of $6m. The film has 22 territories still to open. Belgium and Hong Kong will release the film this week.
Universal and Cross Creek’s American Made grossed $3.2m from 50 territories for a total of $72.1m, and $112.3m worldwide. The film debuted in Russia at number two behind a local film and has grossed $2m. It is the third-biggest opening day for an original Tom Cruise film, behind Edge Of Tomorrow and Oblivion in this market. Ukraine generated $414,000. There are two territories to open: Japan on October 21 and Argentina on November 2.
Woody Woodpecker, a 1440 Production, has taken over the number one spot in Brazil’s second weekend. The animation grossed $2.1m, up 33% from last weekend thanks to a national holiday on Thursday. The film stands at $4.2m. The rest of Latin America releases theatrically in January 2018.
Illumination’s Despicable Me 3 added $846,000 from 40 territories for a total of $764m internationally, and $1.027bn worldwide. Despicable Me 3 is the fifth-highest-grossing ever animated film worldwide. China is the top grossing market on $152.3m, followed by Japan $65.9m, the UK $62m, Germany $43.4m, and France $41m.
My Little Pony: The Movie added $4.9m from 65 markets in its second weekend for a $10.6m. Jayson Thiessen’s film debuted in Russia on $1.2m on 1,182 screens. Norway and Finland generated $213,000 and $205,000, respectively. Germany is the top grossing market on $1.3m, followed by Russia, Poland on $1.1m, Mexico $856,000, and Brazil on $500,000. France and the UK will release the film this week. Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and Liev Schreiber lend their voices to the film.
American Assassin took in another $2.5m from 69 markets for a $22.5m running total. Germany generated $745,000 from 341 screens during its first week. The Netherlands and Belgium generated $333,000 and $229,000 respectively. Australia is the top grossing market on $2.5m, followed by the UK on $2.3m, the Middle East $2.1m, France $2.1m, and Russia on $1.1m. There are no new openings this week.
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mother! grossed $728,000 from 36 markets lifting the international total to $23.4m. South Korea is the next market to release on October 19.
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UPDATED: Cars 3 added another $1.6m from seven active territories for $224m internationally and $376.8m worldwide. China is the top grossing market on $20.7m, France has produced $19.5m, Japan $16.1m, Mexico $15.6m, the UK $15.2m, Brazil $10.9m, Russia $10.5m, and Australia $10.3m. Disney and Pixar’s animation is completely opened.