The Hangover Part III edged out Fast & Furious 6 to top the box office in Spain last weekend. The two films combined to outgross the cumulative earnings of all other films in the top ten. The race between the comedy and the action caper shows more distance, however, when taking into account the films' per-screen averages. The Hangover Part III premiered with a $2.6 million weekend and $6,379 average across 397 screens. Fast & Furious 6 posted a strong $2.1 million weekend in its sophomore frame, reaching an $8.7 million cume. The latest Fast sequel edged out the comedy with 531 screens, but was only able to earn an average of $4,042 despite its wider release. Fast & Furious 6 has an outside shot at outgrossing Iron Man 3 in Spain; the superhero sequel has grossed $12.4 million after six weeks. If Fast & Furious 6 can keep its momentum, it could potentially become the biggest hit of the year at the Spanish box office.
Box Office Results for Spain. May 31 - June 2, 2013.
Fast & Furious 6 continued to dominate the Mexican box office in its second weekend, grossing $7.5 million to reach an impressive $25.9 million cume. The action film trounced the competition, placing well above the debut of The Great Gatsby and animated films Epic and Zambezia.
A $1.8 million opening for The Great Gatsby in 746 screens saw the Baz Luhrman adaptation place second over the weekend. It's a solid performance in tune with Gatsby's steady overseas box office performance. Epic placed in third with a $1.3 million take, only a 28% slide from the previous week. Epic is not reaching the same blockbuster numbers that The Croods claimed in Mexico, with the new animated film currently claiming an $8.4 million cume. A limited release for Zambezia saw the film place fourth but post a $2,323 per-screen average -comparable to Gatsby's weekend share. Domestic comedy Nosotros Los Nobles broke another milestone over the weekend, reaching the $26 million mark after its tenth week in release.
Box Office Results for Mexico. May 31- June 2, 2013.
The Hangover Part III had a record-breaking weekend in Germany, where it grossed $14.9 million ($13.2M weekend) in its opening run. The comedy scored the biggest opening weekend of the year and holds the record for the highest-grossing debut of a U.S. comedy in the country. The final part of the Hangover trilogy posted an opening weekend 294% ahead of the numbers from the original, 28% above of the sequel, a 17% improvement over the Fast & Furious 6 premiere, and edged out the Iron Man 3 debut by 5%.
Fast & Furious 6 placed second with a $6.3 million weekend that set it above the $20 million mark in Germany, reaching a $22 million cume in two weeks. The Great Gatsby held remarkably in its third week, slipping only 7% for a $2.2 million weekend and $11.6 million cume. Epic saw a boost in admissions as compared to the previous week, increasing its gross by 17% for a $2.2 million weekend and an $8.5 million total. Star Trek Into Darkness also held up well in its fourth week, dropping 17% for a $1.5 million weekend and an $18.4 million cume.
Box Office Results for Germany. May 31- June 2, 2013.
The Great Gatsby took the top spot in director's Baz Luhrman's home country, grossing $6.9 million ($6.4M weekend) in its Australian premiere. Luhrman's latest outgrossed the second week of The Hangover Part III, which came in second place after falling 51% to reach a $4.1 million weekend and $15 million cume. Star Trek Into Darkness only fell 36% in its third week, bringing in an additional $1.1 million for a $14.1 million cume.
Box Office Results for Australia. May 30-June 2, 2013
The Hangover Part III had another big weekend in the United Kingdom, raking in an additional $9 million to reach a $20.5 million total. The comedy retained the top spot on the chart after falling 51% from the previous week. Fast & Furious 6 showed no signs of slowing down in its third week, posting a $5.3 million weekend to take second place. The action film has now grossed a total of $32.6 million in the United Kingdom. Epic had a strong hold in its second week, bringing in $4.8 million from 532 screens after only dropping 37%. The animated film has a UK cume of $15.3 million. Star Trek Into Darkness took fourth place in its fourth week, grossing an additional $2.9 million on its way to a $35 million total in the UK. The Great Gatsby placed just below the sci-fi sequel in fifth place, reaching a total of $18.2 million in the market. The Purge opened a week earlier in the United Kingdom but fell to the bottom half of the table after grossing a total of $1.5 million in its UK debut.
Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. May 30-June 2, 2013