Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film grossed an estimated $122.1m on approximately 17,000 screens in 57 markets through Warner Bros Pictures International. Fox International’s Ice Age 4 crossed $500m and SPRI’s The Amazing Spider-Man has swept past $400m.
The Dark Knight Rises has now amassed over $537m worldwide. It opened in France on $11.3m (€9.3m) from 892 screens including previews and took $9.9m (€8.2m) in Germany. Both results included previews.
The film arrived in Mexico on $9.8m (Ps 133.4m) from 1,141 screens, Russia on $8.7m (Rbl 285.5m) from 1,310 screens, Brazil on $6.6m (R13.4m) from 931 screens and Saturday opener Japan on $6m (¥460.7m) including previews.
The UK led the second weekend holdovers on $10.6m (£6.8m) from 598 for $47m (£30.2m), followed by South Korea on $6.7m (KRW 7.6bn) from 796 screens for $27.2m (KRW 31.2bn), Australia on $7.8m (A$7.6m) from 628 screens for $27.5m (A$26.8m) and Spain on $2.2m (€1.8m) from 610 screens for $8.6m (€7.1m).
Fox International reported that Ice Age 4 added $49.4m for $514.1m, boosted by a $15.7m number one launch in China and $3.1m in South Korea from 501 for third place and Fox’s biggest animated launch. Ice Age 4 scored the biggest debut in history for an animated film in India, where it opened in second place on $1.5m from 238.
The latest Blue Sky Studios smash stands at $47.7m in Germany after four weekends and $42.7m in Mexico and $42.3m in France, both after five. Ice Age 4 has amassed $40.9m in Russia after three, $40.8m in Brazil after five, $39.2m in the UK after three and $26.7m in Australia after five.
Latin America continues to be a rewarding region this summer and the film has grossed $26.4m in Argentina after five and opened strongly in Venezuela on $1.5m from 138.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stands at $34.5m, Prometheus $179.7m and Bol Bachchan $27.5m after four extraordinary weekends in India.
- Sony Pictures Releasing International’s The Amazing Spider Man crossed $400m on Thursday (26) and added a further $12.2m from 86 markets over the weekend to reach $412.5m. That means it has overtaken the unadjusted $410.2m final gross of 2004’s Spider-Man 2. The superhero saga added $1.5m in its fourth weekend in Brazil for $27.9m and stands at $37.2m in the UK after the same length of time.
Japan has generated $37.3m after five, Mexico $27.2m after four and Russia $21.6m after five. Two notable Latin American results are worth noting: Spidey has spun $7.8m in Argentina and $6.2m in Venezuela, both after four sessions.
- Universal Pictures International reported that Dr Seuss’s The Lorax brought in a further $5.7m in 13 territories to reach $110.3m and opened in the UK on $3m from 503 venues and China on $1.1m from 1,060. Ted added $2.7m from 10 for $44.1m and has amassed $32m after four weekends. Snow White And The Huntsman is at $232.2m and held firm at number one for the third consecutive weekend in Italy, where it stands at $8.3m.
- Madagascar 3 added $6.6m through Paramount Pictures International in its eighth weekend for $291.5m. The DreamWorks Animation release opened top in Spain and Portugal on $2.6m from 395 sites and $1.1m from 67, respectively. Russia remains the top market on $48.7m and China has generated $31.5m. The film will soar past the $300m mark and is yet to open in the UK and Germany. The Dictator stands at $105.6m after 11 weekends in release and opens in Mexico and Brazil on Aug 24.
- Step Up Revolution opened through Lionsgate in 10 territories including CIS day-and-date with North America, grossing $5.2m and opening at number one in Thailand.
- StudioCanal reported that Searching For Sugar Man has grossed $67,184 in the UK over three days, rising to $108,383 including previews.