Two new films, Fune Wo Amu and CZ 12 (Chinese Zodiac), were unable to unseat Dragonball Z: Kami to Kami from the top spot in the Japanses box office last weekend. The latest installment in the Dragonball Z franchise has grossed $23.6 million in its three weeks in release. Wreck-It Ralph has only been out four weeks in Japan and maintained last week's #2 ranking with a $1.8 million weekend. It is the highest grossing U.S. import currently in release with a $26.4 million cume. Jack the Giant Slayer fell to tenth place with a $261,653 weekend. The Warner Bros. release has been a disappointment at the Japanese box office, grossing a total of $5.4 million.
Box Office Results for Japan. Weekend of April 12-14, 2013.
Oblivion dominated the UK box office over the weekend, grossing $7.5 million in 520 screens. The $14,524 per-screen average significantly above any other release in theaters. The Croods was also a big performer, only dropping 15% in its fourth weekend. The animated film has now grossed $34.6 million in the UK, outgrossing Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful by $12 million. Scary Movie 5 only mustered a $1.6 opening weekend, a similar disappointment to its weak North American debut. The Place Beyond the Pines opened in 114 screens, the smallest count in the top ten, and grossed a strong $8,965 average. Jack the Giant Slayer only fell 36% over the weekend, a strong hold-over performance in its fourth week, and is currently outgrossing G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Danny Boyle's Trance fell to the 8th spot after a 53% drop in its third weekend. The latest film from the man behind the London Olympics' opening ceremony has grossed a $6.2 million cume in the UK.
Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. Weekend of April 12-14, 2013.
Oblivion was the only film in the Spanish box office last weekend to gross over one million, taking in $2.7 million across 508 screens. It outperformed the second place film, The Croods, by a margin of $2 million to become the undisputed king of the Spanish box office for its opening weekend. The Croods continued its strong performance in Spain over the weekend and reached a $12.6 million cume. Evil Dead came in third and performed better than its numbers indicate. The $2,079 per-screen average was only behind to Oblivion, and the horror film outgrossed G.I. Joe: Retaliation (in its third week) by over 50%. Alacran Enamorado ($184,417) and the Al Pacino vehicle, Stand Up Guys ($149,619), rounded out the new releases that broke into the top ten this week.
Box Office Results for Spain. Weekend of April 12-14, 2013.
Oblivion came out on top in a packed weekend in France, grossing $4 million over 574 screens for the top spot. The $7,083 per-screen average was the best in the country. Jappeloup's strong showing finally slowed down, falling 50% and posting the only per-screen average below one thousand dollars in the top ten. Expect the screen count for Jappeloup to drop off by Friday. The film's $14.2 million gross in France is still noteworthy, however, making it the most widely-seen film currently in release. Le Temps de L'aventure was able to sneak in the top ten thanks to a robust per-screen average of $3,887, the highest for a domestic film in the market. Only four of the films in the top ten this weekend come from the United States, once again proving the highly competitive nature of the French market.
Box Office Results for France. Weekend of April 12-14, 2013.
Oblivion took the top spot in the Australian box office this weekend. The Tom Cruise vehicle premiered with a $3.4 million gross in 353 screens, scoring the highest per-screen average of the weekend. The Croods fell to second place in its third week, dipping very slightly (-22%) from its previous weekend. The animated film is on the verge of grossing a $17 million cume, already outgrossing Oz: The Great and Powerful despite being released three weeks later. Scary Movie 5 had a stronger opening than its $1.2 million gross indicates, scoring the second-highest per-screen average of the weekend. Warm Bodies, the weekend's other new release, grossed $1 million and sits awkwardly in the middle of the top ten. Escape from Planet Earth and Zambezia both expanded this week and saw a significant rise in business. The films have grossed $1.2 and $1 million, respectively.
Box Office Results for Australia. Weekend of April 12-14, 2013