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ITALY: 'Gravity' Sets Opening Weekend Record for 2013 Sci-Fi Releases on October 09, 2013

 

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A $2.7 million opening for Gravity launched Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi spectacle to the top of the Italian box office over the weekend. The film averaged a market-leading $6,896 from 299 screens, more than the combined PSA's of second place The Smurfs 2 ($3,078) and third place Rush ($3,367). Gravity's opening weekend marks the largest sci-fi opening of the year in Italy.

 

2013 Sci-Fi Films in Italy

 

After Earth

Opening Weekend: $2.3M

Cume to Date: $5.7M

 

Elysium

Opening Weekend: $2M

Cume to Date: $6.2M

 

Oblivion

Opening Weekend: $2M

Cume to Date: $5.6M

 

Pacific Rim

Opening Weekend: $1.3M

Cume to Date: $3.8M  

 

Star Trek Into Darkness

Opening Weekend: $1.3M

Cume to Date: $3M

 

Riddick

Opening Weekend: $799K

Cume to Date: $1.9M

 

The Smurfs 2 took second place in its third weekend in release. The animated sequel posted a $1.7 million hold to reach a $8.2 million total in the territory. The original Smurfs movie grossed $15.7 million in 2011. Rush settled for third place in its third weekend, adding $1.2 million to reach a $7.1 million total. The Bling Ring slipped 42% in its first hold-over weekend, collecting $1.1 million from 356 screens to reach a $3.4 million total. The Bling Ring is director Sofia Coppola's second-highest grossing film in Italy and should surpass the $3.8 million earned by Lost in Translation over the coming weeks.

 

A trio of debuts couldn't make their way past the mid-table mark. Domestic film Anni Felici fared best in the group with a $835k take from 249 screens. The Lady Di biopic, Diana, continues to struggle in its European expansion, placing sixth in Italy with an $808k debut from 354 screens. The Frozen Ground opened in 204 theaters to $803k.  

 

Top Ten Films in Italy. October 4-6, 2013

 

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GERMANY: 'Gravity' Posts Second-Highest Sci-Fi Debut of 2013 on October 09, 2013

gravityopeningweekend.jpgA $3.5 million debut for Gravity launched Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi epic to first place at the German box office, overshadowing the debuts of Turbo and Rush. The opening weekend numbers for Gravity are especially strong considering the performance of this year's other sci-fi entries in the territory; Gravity was only surpassed by the $6.34 million bow from Star Trek Into Darkness, a familiar franchise with a loyal following in the country.

 

2013 Sci-Fi Films in Germany

 

Star Trek Into Darkness

Opening Weekend: $6.4M

Cume to Date: $20.9M

 

Elysium

Opening Weekend: $2.9M

Cume to Date: $10.3M

 

Oblivion

Opening Weekend: $2.6M

Cume to Date: $8.8M

 

Pacific Rim

Opening Weekend: $1.9M

Cume to Date: $6.3M  

 

After Earth

Opening Weekend: $1.8M

Cume to Date: $5.3M

 

Riddick

Opening Weekend: $1.2M

Cume to Date: $2.9M

 

Turbo took second place with a $2.6 million bow from 681 screens. The animated film fared better than Ron Howard's F1 biopic, Rush, which opened in 432 theaters for a $1.5 million bow. 2 Guns provided the weekend's biggest surprise with a $1.4 million hold in its second frame, a strong performance considering the tough competition from three new openers. 2 Guns has grossed total of $3.6 million in Germany. 

 

Top Ten Films in Germany. October 4-6, 2013

 

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FRANCE: 'Eyjafjallajokull' Erupts with $4.1M Bow on October 09, 2013

 

Eyjafjallajokull_still.jpgThe top film in the French box office this weekend reads like a typo for those unfamiliar with Icelandic volcanos. In 2010, the volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupted in Iceland, causing major havoc in the airline industry after volcanic ash prompted flight delays around the world. Alexandre Coffre's new film takes advantage of the real-life scenario to create a road trip comedy starring Valerie Bonneton and Dany Boon, The film, titled after the volcano itself, grossed $4.1 million in its opening weekend and led the per-screen average category with a $6,398 take from 645 screens.

 

The French comedy nearly doubled the $2.4 million earned by Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine in its second week expansion. Blue Jasmine averaged $5,848 from 413 theaters, taking its French cume to a healthy $6.8 million. Woody Allen's films have performed well in France in the new millennium and Blue Jasmine will vie to join top-grossing titles like Vicky Cristina Barcelona ($15.9M), Midnight in Paris ($15.4m), and Match Point ($11M). 

 

Lee Daniels' The Butler continues its surprisingly successful run in France, crossing the $10 million mark in its fourth weekend. The Butler grossed $1.5 million over the weekend, a mere 24% drop from the previous weekend. 

 

Insidious: Chapter 2 posted a $1.28 million bow from 240 screens, registering a strong $5,346 per-screen average in its opening weekend. The horror film outperformed the premiere of Diana; the Lady Di biopic struggled out of the gate with a $1 million debut from 406 screens. Machete Kills rounds out the top ten with a $617k debut from 207 screens. Robert Rodriguez's grindhouse-inspired sequel opened in the same range as the original's $661k debut in 2010. Machete went on to gross $1.4 million from the French box office.

 

Top Ten Films in France. October 4-6, 2013

 

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