MEXICO: 'Fast 6' Trounces the Competition in its Second Week; 'Gatsby' Opens with $1.8M on June 05, 2013

Fast6.jpgFast & 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.


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GERMANY: Record-Breaking 'Hangover 3' Posts the Biggest Opening Weekend of 2013 on June 04, 2013

HangOver3-5.jpgThe 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.


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AUSTRALIA: 'Gatsby' Leads with $6M Debut on June 04, 2013

gatsbygrosses.jpgThe 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


UK: 'The Hangover Part III' Leads Second Consecutive Weekend, Reaches $20M on June 04, 2013

HangOver3-4.jpgThe 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


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JAPAN: 'Oblivion' is #1 with a Moderate Debut on June 03, 2013

obl.pngOblivion enjoyed a nice boost in its overseas run with a $4.4 million ($3.4M weekend) debut in Japan. The late premiere for the Tom Cruise sci-fi spectacle in Japan gets Oblivion one-step closer to a $300 million global total, but it won't be enough for the film to make it. The $4 million debut represents a moderate opening in a market where it could have made a bigger impact. Oblivion could have potentially reached the $300 million milestone with a bigger push from Asia and North America. Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster premiered in 284 screens but was unable to replicate the overwhelming success it had in China, failing to hit the $1 million mark in its first week.

Box Office Results for Japan. May 30-June 2, 2013.



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