Fast & Furious 6 dominated the box office in the United Kingdom last weekend with a $13.2 million opening weekend across 462 screens. The film more than doubled the opening weekend gross of The Great Gatsby, which opened in 522 screens and only managed to take in $6.2 million. Star Trek Into Darkness saw a 57% slide from the competition by the new releases, bringing in $5.5 million over the weekend for a $23.7 million cume. Iron Man 3 ended the weekend with a $2.2 million take, bringing its UK cume to $52.2 million. The U.K. is one of the top five foreign markets for Iron Man 3 in its billion dollar run.
Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. May 17-19, 2013.
Animated films are as close to a guarantee as you can get from the Mexican box office. The $3.5 million opening weekend for Epic is the latest proof Mexican audiences' fascination for animated films. Epic was the first film to knock down Iron Man 3 from the top spot at the Mexican box office, relegating the superhero film to second place with a $1.9 million weekend and a $46 million total gross. Star Trek Into Darkness fell 45% in its second week to take third place with a $1.4 million weekend. The Star Trek sequel isn't the big ticket in Mexico than it is in other territories but has been outperforming its predecessor over the same time-period in the market. Star Trek Into Darkness has a $5.3 million cume in Mexico. Nosotros Los Nobles, the domestic class comedy with a joint distribution deal with Warner Brothers, had another successful weekend in release, grossing $1.1 million over its eighth weekend. Nosotros Los Nobles is the highest grossing domestic film of all time in Mexico, currently posting a $28.3 million cume. The Call, The Last Exorcism 2, and Dead Man Down all failed to draw any significant interest in their opening weekends. The films didn't see a major release, but their respective per-screen averages might not be enough to maintain a competitive screen count in the coming weeks.
Box Office Results for Mexico. May 17-19, 2013.
The Cannes publicity push was worth its weight in gold for The Great Gatsby, opening across 660 screens in France for a $4.9 million gross and a resounding $7,489 per-screen average. It might not be a full-fledged blockbuster premiere for Gatsby, however, especially considering that it only faced notable competition from domestic hit Les Profs in its fourth week (633 screens) and Iron Man 3 in its fourth week (677 screens). Les Profs kept second place with a $2.4 million weekend and a $28.4 million French cume. Iron Man 3 had a $2.1 million weekend in third place, reaching a total of $36.2 million in France.
Box Office Results for France. May 17-19, 2013
The Great Gatsby had no other premieres to compete against for the top spot in Italy. The Baz Luhramn literary adaptation grossed $3.7 in its opening weekend, including a commanding $4,982 per-screen average. Every other film in release failed to meet the $1 million mark. Iron Man 3 came closest, grossing $735K in its fourth week. Iron Man 3 is the only notably successful film currently in release in Italy, grossing a total of $20.1 million.
Box Office Results for Italy. May 17-19, 2013