After Earth had a strong opening weekend to unseat Fast & Furious 6 from the top position at the Mexican box office. The sci-fi film averaged $3,387 from 1,561 screens for a $5.2 million debut. Fast & Furious 6 broke the $30 million mark with a $3 million weekend across a market-leading 1,725 screens. Fast & Furious 6 has a $31.5 million cume in Mexico. The weekend was otherwise slow, with The Great Gatsby failing to reach $1 million in its second weekend. Gatsby has stalled in Mexico with $3.7 million after two weeks in release.
Box Office Results for Mexico. Weekend of June 7-9, 2013.
After Earth did just enough to end out on top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend, nearly doubling the weekend take of The Hangover Part III with a market-leading $3.5 million gross. The $5,202 average from 673 screens was enough to take advantage of a release window that presented little competition; only three other new releases made it into the top ten through limited release.
The Hangover Part III is no less of a blockbuster despite signing off on its #1 spot in its third week. The comedy has grossed a $24.6 million cume in the U.K. Fast & Furious 6 placed third on the podium with a $1.3 million weekend, taking its total gross to $35.3 million.
Epic and The Great Gatsby both brought in $1 million each to place just above the middle of the table. The animated film is riding a number of strong hold-over performances, but it looks like its $17 million cume won't be seeing any significant changes in the coming weeks. Gatsby is celebrating crossing the $20 million mark after four weeks in theaters.
The Purge has been unable to find the same success in the U.K. than it has in North America. The low-budget thriller has grossed $3.4 million in two weeks, more than enough in comparison to its reported $3 million budget, but nowhere near the numbers the film has grossed domestically.
The big story coming from the U.K. is the ongoing success of Star Trek Into Darkness. The sci-fi sequel has grossed $37.1 million of its $176.4 million overseas cume in the United Kingdom. This was the first weekend where the film grossed under $1 million, dropping 52% from its previous frame. The Man of Steel release might push it further down the chart, but it's markets like the U.K. that have been able to allow the latest entry in the Star Trek franchise to outgross its predecessor.
Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. Weekend of June 7-9, 2013
The Hangover Part III won the top spot at the box office in Spain for the second consecutive week, bringing in $1.3 million to reach a $4.7 million cume. Fast & Furious 6 fell 48% in its third week, grossing $1.1 million. The weekend take was enough for the action film, which passed the $10 million mark. Its performance has it on pace to surpass Iron Man 3's $12.7 million and become the highest grossing live-action film of the summer. It still won't be enough to beat The Croods, however, which has grossed a massively successful $17.9 million cume after 12 weeks in release.
Box Office Results for Spain. Weekend of June 7-9, 2013.
After Earth couldn't muster enough excitement in Italy to open above The Hangover Part III. The adult-themed comedy continued its run atop the Italian box office with a $2.9 million weekend, falling 63% from its opening take. The Hangover Part III has become a rapid success in Italy with a $13.4 million cume. The overseas total for the comedy now stands at $170.4 million, giving new life to a film that has struggled to perform in North America. After Earth was less lucky, taking in $2.3 million for second place after opening in 442 screens. After Earth has an overseas total of $49 million that will continue to grow as the film expands worldwide. Fast & Furious 6 suffered a steep 70% drop in its third week but won't be complaining after posting a $15.8 million total in Italy. The car caper film took the fourth spot in last weekend's top ten, a position above The Great Gatsby in its fourth week. Gatsby is still just outside the $10 million mark in Italy, currently boasting a comfortable $9 million total a month into its release.
Box Office Results for Italy. Weekend of June 7-9, 2013.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation opened in Japan last weekend and took a comfortable lead at the top of the box office. The action film's $2.1 million opening represents a 46% improvement above its predecessor in the same market. The Japan release helped G.I. Joe: Retaliation get one step closer to the $250 million overseas milestone. The film has currently grossed $243.6 million outside of North America. Oblivion dropped 54% to come in second place in its sophomore frame. The Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle grossed $1.5 million over the weekend and reached a Japanese cume of $8.4 million. That takes the overseas total of Oblivion to $279.7 million, with only $88.5 million of that figure coming from North America.
Box Office Results for Japan. Weekend of June 7-9, 2013.