Warner Bros confirmed yesterday (Nov 12) that The Matrix Revolutions had indeed scored the biggest five-day worldwide opening of all time with a final estimate of $202.8m.
The estimated international running total for the same period - spanning the global day-and-date release on Nov 5 through to Nov 9 - was $119m from more than 10,000 prints in 107 markets.
That total includes $464,611 from IMAX theatres in nine countries. The domestic score for the first five days is $83.8m.
The global total for the first seven days is $232.2m, which comprises $138.6m in international - including $581,007 from IMAX theatres - and a $93.6m domestic tally.
The distributor's initial claim of $204.1m worldwide box office, issued on Nov 9, was called into question a day later when domestic figures fell and final reporting from key foreign territories was delayed until mid-week.
Regardless, the revised $202.8m global total still surpassed the $201.8m benchmark set by The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers in 2002.
Studio projections have Revolutions finishing on a global total of between $600m-$700m. That means it is not expected to overtake The Matrix Reloaded, which opened in a staggered release pattern around the world in May and finished on $735.7m.
The Matrix opened in 1999 and grossed $458.1m.