The stage was set for Man of Steel to rule the box office in the United Kingdom last weekend. The Warner Bros. Superman reboot was the only film to receive a wide release, unopposed to claim the top spot at the box office. Man of Steel grossed $17.5 million over the weekend in 572 screens, an average of $30,572 per-location.
After Earth dropped 45% in its sophomore frame for a $1.9 million weekend and $7.4 million cume. The numbers are respectable for the WIll Smith father-son sci-fi vehicle but are nowhere near the success that Star Trek Into Darkness has had in the United Kingdom. The Star Trek sequel has grossed $38.5 million in the U.K. over six weeks in release.
Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra has been quietly racking up viewers in the U.K. The Liberace biopic didn't receive theatrical distribution in North America, premiering instead on HBO. Soderbergh's latest film has grossed $2.5 million in the U.K. over two weeks.
Bollywood hit Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani fell just short of breaking into the top ten last weekend but accomplished the goal this time around despite a 51% fall. The Indian hit has grossed $1.4 million in the United Kingdom.
Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. Weekend of June 14-16, 2013
Man of Steel flew to the top spot of the Mexican box office, grossing just under $10 million in its opening weekend. The $9.6 premiere averaged $3,493 across 2,771 screens in Mexico. It was one of the principal markets for the superhero film in its day-and-date debut, as it grossed above $70 million in its initial overseas roll-out.
After Earth fell to second place in its first hold-over weekend, adding $2.5 million after dropping 52%. The Mexican cume for After Earth is a positive $9.9 million that will help soften the film's woes elsewhere in North America.
Fast & Furious 6 had another weekend over the $1 million mark. The action film has grossed $33.9 million in four weeks. It looks like the great success of Iron Man 3 will fall short of the $50 million mark. The third installment in the Iron Man franchise has grossed $48.5 million in Mexico but a decreasing screen count as the summer rolls on will likely see the film fall out of the top ten next weekend.
Box Office Results for Mexico. Weekend of June 14-16, 2013
The Great Gatsby was the number one film in Japan last weekend, taking an opening gross of $1.7 million from 571 screens. The film was closely followed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation; the action film dropped 31% in its second weekend to gross $1.4 million and reach a $6 million cume. Japan is the last major territory for the G.I. Joe sequel as it inches to a $250 million overseas total. It likely won't get htere, however, as the current overseas cume stands at $247.3 million. Oblivion hit an important milestone by breaking the $10 million mark in its third weekend. Olympus Has Fallen continued to underperform, dropping 34% in its sophomore frame to reach a disappointing $2.1 million total.
Box Office Results for Japan. Weekend of June 14-16, 2013
Another big weekend for The Hangover Part III in Germany saw the comedy take the top spot at the box office with a $2.6 million take. The Hangover III's German cume now stands at an impressive $25 million. It is going on a head-to-head race with the weekend's second-place film, Fast & Furious 6, which currently posts a $26.9 million weekend with an additional week of release under its belt. Fast & Furious 6 grossed $1.4 million over the weekend.
Four U.S. films premiered but none were able to break the $1 million mark in their debut. The Purge fared best in the group, posting a competitive $3,311 average across 264 screens. The Purge placed second in the per-screen average category, below first place hold-over The Hangover Part III. The Host came in fifth place with a $702k take from 347 locations. The Place Beyond the Pines placed on the bottom half of the table after a $610k opening weekend in 252 locations. Olympus Has Fallen fell flat in Germany, only managing to gross slightly above the half-million mark in 223 screens.
Star Trek Into Darkness has been a great hit in Germany and is on the verge of breaking the $20 million mark. It is only $65,000 shy from the milestone and should be able to achieve it by next week even if the film doesn't gross enough to stay in the top ten for the seventh consecutive occasion.
Box Office Results for Germany. Weekend of June 14-16, 2013