GLOBAL: 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Passes $200 Million; 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Posts Healthy Numbers In Asian Countries; 'Life of Pi' Nears $600 Million
on March 03, 2013
A Good Day To Die Hard grossed another $18.3 million from 8,199 screens in 67 markets for an overseas total of $162.3 million. The global total is now $221.9 million.
With no new openings, the box office was driven by the excellent results from holdover markets lead by France with $3.5m and a cume of $10.6m. This was followed by Germany with $1.9m and a $12.8m cume; Brazil with $1.8m and the #1 position; and Japan with $1.6m and a $17.2m cume. Five markets remain to open, including Australia and China later this month.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters added another $15.2 million overseas, pushing its total to $127.2 million. The global total is now $181.3 million. Key stats from Paramount:
Germany led the way where the film made a spectacular $5.4M from 408 locations for a blazing #1 opening, which was 700% above Red Riding Hood, 78% above Underworld Awakening, 25% above Snow White and the Huntsman and 328% above Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
Spain also opened at #1 with an excellent $2.4M at 487 theaters. This opening was slightly better than Underworld Awakening and more than doubles the openings of Red Riding Hood and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
The UK also took a strong $2.4M from 404 locations, good for #2 (behind Wreck It Ralph), and better than Underworld Awakening, Red Riding Hood and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
Also of note was the opening in Austria, where Hansel grossed an amazing $800k for a clear-cut #1 opening, almost 50% above Snow White and the Huntsman, more than double Underworld Awakening and at more than triple the level of Red Riding Hood and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
The film played in a total of 54 territories in over 3500 cinemas and holdovers only dropped by 30%. France opens next week.
Jack the Giant Slayer took in $13.7 million from 1,824 screens in 10 Asian markets. The global cume is now $41.7 million. The film ranked a strong #1 in 7 out of 9 territories (the exceptions being Korea and India where we were by far the #1 US film in release).
The opening weekend results in the same markets compare:
* 46% ahead of JOURNEY 2 (Final International Box Office $231.4m)
* On par with WRATH (Final IBO $221.5m).
Korea grossed an outstanding KWN 5.4b (US$4.9m) with 680k admissions from 507 screens nationwide. JACK ranked #3 behind two local films.
Malaysia: MYR 4.7m (US$1.5m), 352k admissions, 173 screens, rank #1.
Thailand: Baht 44.1m (US$1.5m), 309k admissions, 183 screens, rank #1.
Taiwan: NT$ 43.5m (US$1.5m), including sneaks, 154k admissions, 102 screens, rank #1.
Philippines: Ps 50.5m (US$1.2m), 272k admissions, 176 screens, rank #1.
Singapore: S$ 1.4m (US$1.1m), 134k admissions, 68 screens, rank #1.
Hong Kong: HK$ 5.4m (US$696k), 65k admissions, 38 screens, rank #1.
India: Rupee 36.8m (US$681k), 320k admissions, 442 screens, rank #4 behind three local films.
Indonesia: Rp. 5.8m (US$581k), 147k admissions, 135 screens, rank #1
Les Mis grossed another $10.5 million from 8,100 locations in 51 territories, pushing its cume to $264.1 million. The global total is now $411.7 million.
Les Mis opened in China on Thursday and placed No. 3 with an estimated weekend gross of $3.9M at 5,000 dates. It is a good result and well ahead of other Oscar® films such as THE KING'S SPEECH and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Turkey opened with a record-breaking $172k at 52 dates making LES MIS the biggest musical opening weekend ever in that territory. We will have Serbia & Montenegro's opening report on Monday. Holdovers are strong, including Germany at No. 6 with $1.3M at 440 dates for an 11-day total of $3.5M. The U.K. and Ireland had another great weekend, holding at No. 6 in week eight with $935k (£575k) at 386 dates for a 52-day total of $61.8M (£39M). In Japan, LES MIS held strong at No. 4 in its 11th week, grossing $980k at 356 dates for a 72-day total of $59.2M. Mexico held strong at No. 3 in its 3rd weekend with $630k at 330 dates for a 17-day total of $4M.
Flight took in another $5.2 million for a total of $60.4 million. The global total is $154.2 million. Japan took the top spot at the local box office, grossing $2.5M from 321 cinemas. This #1 opening was more than quadruple the opening of Argo, almost triple the local opening of State of Play and more than double the opening of Safe House.
Mama added another $4.1 million from 1,400 locations in 19 territories. The overseas haul is $33.9 million. Globally, the horror flick is up to $104.7 million.
Lincoln tacked on another $3.8 million, pushing its overseas total to $73.8 million. The global total is $253.9 million.
Life of Pi added another $2.8 million, pushing its overseas total to $477 million. The global total is now $593.9 million.
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