Scooby-Doo complemented its memorable bow in the US over the weekend by storming to the top of the box office in three Asian territories with a combined gross of $955,000 from Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, according to estimates released yesterday (June 17).
In the first international roll-outs for the Warners Brothers live-action picture, Scooby-Doo registered the third highest opening of all time for a family entertainment movie in Thailand behind Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (Warner) and Dinosaur (BVI), taking an estimated $414,063 weekend gross from 92 prints. With a 72.8% share of the market, it was the second highest opening this year in the territory for the distributor behind Collateral Damage.
In Singapore, where the picture opened on Friday, Scooby-Doo took $385,932 from 32 prints to record the fourth biggest opening of the year. With more than 40% market share, it was Warner's most successful debut so far this year and the third biggest opening of all time for a family entertainment feature behind Harry Potter and Universal's Casper.
In Malaysia Scooby also opened on Friday and scored $154,772 from 25 prints - the biggest three-day opening this year for Warners and the second biggest of all time behind DreamWorks SKG's The Time Machine. It was also the seventh highest debut of all time for a family entertainment film, enjoying a 55% market share.
Scooby-Doo is due to roll out in the Philippines on Wednesday (June 19); Australia and Holland on Thursday (June 20); New Zealand and Puerto Rico on Thursday June 27; and Italy, South Africa and Switzerland on Friday June 28.