GLOBAL PREVIEW: 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' Looks to Outperform the Original

on August 16, 2013

pjseaofmonstesr.jpgBy Daniel Loria

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters expands to over thirty overseas territories after last weekend's soft day-and-date opening. 

 

The first Percy Jackson film was released in 2010 and went on to gross $227.2 million worldwide. The lion's share of that figure, $138.5 million, came from the overseas box office after a middling $88.7 million performance in North America. The sequel therefore has its sights set on replicating the original's success in the global markets.

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters opened day-and-date last weekend in seven overseas territories for a $9.7 million cume. The following table compares the openings in four of those markets to the performance of the 2010 original:

  • United Kingdom

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Opening Weekend: $2.35M (Cume: $11.93M)

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Opening Weekend: $3.29M

  • Mexico

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Opening Weekend: $1.68M (Cume: $5.73M)

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Opening Weekend: $2.65M 

  • Philippines

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Opening Weekend: $703k (Cume: $2.04M)

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Opening Weekend: $1.8M

  • Chile

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefOpening Weekend: $157k (Cume: $786k)

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersOpening Weekend: $372k

 

As the figures indicate, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is posting stronger debut numbers across several overseas markets. This weekend's expansion should bring similar results in what would be an important boost in the global box office for the Fox franchise. 

 

Expect Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters to hold its own in several top global markets, where it is only rivaled by Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. Sony's latest sci-fi tentpole expands to 20 territories this weekend but should draw a different demographic to theaters. Percy Jackson and Elysium will have head-to-head openings in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Norway, and Croatia. 

 

Improvement across the following major territories opening this weekend will be key for the Percy Jackson sequel to remain on track in its quest to outgross its predecessor:

  • Brazil

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Opening Weekend: $2.26M (Cume: $8.6M)

  • France

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefOpening Weekend: $3.2M (Cume: $10.4M)

  • Germany

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefOpening Weekend: $2.36M (Cume: $8.14M)

 

 

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