ITALY: One Direction Scores a $2M Debut on September 11, 2013


1DStill.jpgA $2 million opening weekend put One Direction: This is Us atop the Italian box office. The film dominated the per-screen average category with a robust $6,472, more than twice than any other film on the market. 


Elysium dropped 39% in its first hold to post a $1.2 million weekend, taking its cume to $4.1 million. Monsters University is quickly approaching the $10 million mark, and will likely reach that figure in the coming days. The animated prequel has grossed a total of $9.7 million after three weeks in Italy. 


Riddick had a rough landing in Italy, opening in 295 locations for $799k. It was only a marginal improvement above the debut of Movie 43, which premiered in 291 screens for a $736k bow. 



Top 10 Films in Italy. September 6-8, 2013



GERMANY: 'White House Down' Opens with $3M on September 11, 2013


White House Down took in $3 million from its German debut, catapulting Roland Emmerich's latest action spectacle to first place. White House Down doubled the lifetime total of Olympus Has Fallen in Germany in its opening weekend. The key factor in the head-to-head result comes down to a much wider release for Roland Emmerich's film, which opened across 649 screens.

We're the Millers dropped 26% to gross $1.6 million in its second weekend. The ensemble comedy has grossed a total of $4.7 million. Planes suffered a steeper drop in its sophomore frame, falling 40% for a $1.1 million weekend and $3.5 million cume.

Top 10 Films in Germany. September 6-8, 2013.




FRANCE: 'White House Down' Leads in France with $2M on September 11, 2013


WHDStill.jpgA $2 million debut for White House Down was enough to put Roland Emmerich's latest film at the top of the French box office. Olympus Has Fallen put in a $1.2 million debut en route to a $2.7 million cum earlier this year, suggesting a stronger run for White House Down in the coming weeks. 


The Conjuring finished its third weekend with a $6.8 million cume while Red 2 slid down to third place with a $1.1 million hold in its sophomore frame. Red 2 has grossed a total of $4 million, putting it in range to match the $6.9 million earned by the original. Now You See Me continued its magical run in France by reaching a $24 million total.



Top 10 Films in France. September 6-8, 2013.



Universal Announces 'Jurassic World' for June 12, 2015 on September 10, 2013

JURASSIC_WORLD.pngThe week of announcements continues: Universal Pictures will release Jurassic World, the fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, on Friday, June 12, 2015. The sequel will be shot in 3D. No other films are currently slated to open on that date.

From Universal:

Steven Spielberg returns to produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, JURASSIC WORLD. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers.

GLOBAL: China Leads 'Elysium' to $212.7M on September 08, 2013

Elysium-still.jpgA first place opening in China propelled Elysium to reach a $127.1 million overseas cume. The sci-fi flick brought in a total of $21.2 million outside of North America over the weekend. China accounted for an $11.7 million debut over its first four days in release, meaning that Elysium's Chinese debut came in 11% ahead of the Oblivion premiere. Elyisum has grossed $212.7 million worldwide.

Despicable Me 2 is on its way to hitting the $500 million overseas mark with eight territories left, including top markets Italy, Japan, and South Korea. The film has grossed $475.2 million overseas and $832.2 million worldwide.

Monsters University is quietly adding to its $724.4 million global cume, making strides at the global box office despite being overshadowed by the blockbuster run of Despicable Me 2. The animated prequel has collected a total of $459.2 million from the overseas box office. The leading markets for Monsters University are Japan ($88.8M), the U.K. ($44.4M), Mexico ($38.2M), China ($30.4M), Argentina ($23.7M), Australia ($22.4M), and Russia ($20.9M). The last remaining territory for Monsters University is South Korea, where it will open on September 12.

The Smurfs 2 is days away from a major overseas milestone after raking in $7.3 million over the weekend to reach a $199.2 million cume. The film has grossed $267.4 million worldwide. The sequel will open in Australia and China this week.

One Direction: This is Us added another $7.6 million to its overseas total, bringing the cume to $26 million. Italy led the weekend with $2.1 million from 350 screens, beating the debuts of Michael Jackson's This is It and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The concert film reached a $9.1 million cume during its second weekend in the United Kingdom. One Direction: This is Us has grossed $50 million worldwide.

The Conjuring scared its way to a $124.5 million overseas total following an $8.5 million weekend from 47 markets. The Conjuring became the highest grossing horror film of all time in Mexico after reaching a $15 million cume during its third consecutive weekend atop the box office. Other top markets for the thriller include the United Kingdom ($15.7M), Russia ($10M), and Australia ($8M). The Conjuring has grossed $259 million worldwide.

We're the Millers made $9.9 million from 41 markets, reaching a $55.1 million overseas total. The comedy has grossed $171 million globally. 

Planes reached a $121.2 million global cume after taking in $11.3 million from 31 overseas territories, including openings in Lebanon, Singapore, Indonesia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. The overseas total for the animated film is $41.9 million, with $10.8 million of that figure coming from the United Kingdom. Planes will have a chance to boost its numbers next weekend with big openings in Brazil and Mexico.

The Lone Ranger is on the verge of salvaging a $250 million worldwide take in what has an amounted to a disastrous box office run. The film is buoyed by a $154.5 million overseas take that takes its current global total to $243.3 million. An October 6 opening in China could push the global cume to the $300 million range.

Michael Bay isn't used to scoring low box office numbers. Pain and Gain, the director's long-time true-crime/comedy passion project, was  has grossed an overseas total of $25 million, taking the global total to a very modest $74.8 million.

World War Z is winding down in its 12th weekend overseas, taking in $1 million from 865 locations across 31 markets for a $335 million overseas cue. The global total for Brad Pitt's zombie thriller is $535.9 million.

Jurassic Park 3D has been a surprise hit for Universal. The 3D re-release has grossed $69.1 million overseas, led by a fantastic $52.1 million from 20 days in China. The film's global gross is $114.5 million.

Fast 6 is in the closing moments of its theatrical run. The blockbuster action film has grossed $549.3 million overseas and $788 million worldwide.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters reached a $93.2 million overseas total this weekend after bringing $6 million from 49 markets. The film relinquished the top spot in Brazil, finishing in second place and reporting a $10.1 million cume. Other top earners for the film include France ($11.5M) and Russia ($11.4M). Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will open in Argentina, Italy, Spain, and South Korea next weekend. The sequel has grossed $150.6M worldwide.

The Wolverine reached a $223.8 million overseas total ahead of its Japanese premiere next weekend. The superhero spin-off sequel has grossed $362.5M worldwide.

Grown Ups 2 reached an $83 million overseas cume over the weekend, taking its worldwide total to $213.6 million. The ensemble sequel surpassed the original in Russia after only ten days in release, where it is currently reporting a $7.2 million gross. Grown Ups 2 will open in France next weekend.

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