Monday Update: The official international gross for this past weekend is $34,762,863.
Sunday Update: 20th Century Fox reports that Prometheus grabbed $35 million from 4,695 screens in 15 markets. The sci-fi flick was #1 in 14 of those markets. Approximately 3,300 of the 4,695 screens are 3D.
Friday Update: Official market summary from 20th Century Fox:Summary by market
France: Release date: Wednesday, May 30. 2-day cume to date € 1.8m ($ 2.4m). 2nd highest opening day of 2012 behind AVENGERS for a non-French film, and ahead of MIB3 (+20%), HUNGER GAMES (+87%) and SHERLOCK HOLMES (+45%) respective opening days. #1 in the market.
Russia: Release date: Thursday, May 31. 1-day cume to date LC 65m ($ 2.2m). 3rd highest opening day ever for a Fox film, behind ICE AGE 3 and AVATAR. #1 in the market.
Belgium: Release date: Wednesday, May 30. 2-day cume to date € 129k ($ 171k). #1 in the market.
Holland: Release date: Thursday, May 31. 1-day cume to date € 116k ($ 154k). #1 in the market.
Denmark: Release date: Thursday, May 31. 1-day (plus previews) cume to date LC 1.3m ($ 233k). #1 in the market.
Switzerland (French part): Release date: Wednesday, May 30. 2-day cume to date LC 78k ($ 86k). #1 in French Sector
Ukraine: Release date: Thursday, May 31. 1-day (plus previews) cume to date LC 1.2m ($ 153k). #1 in the market.
Chile: Release date; Thursday, May 31. 1-day cume to date LC 34m ($ 70k). Biggest opening day ever for a Ridley Scott film. Bigger than MIB3 and Hunger Games opening days. #1 in the market.
While we don't have any official numbers yet from the UK, early results today indicate that PROMETHEUS is doing 150% of MIB3 and Snow White COMBINED!
Thursday Update: 20th Century Fox reports that Prometheus was able to grab $1.5 million from its opening day in France. That's the 2nd best opening day of the year behind The Avengers. The debut tops Men in Black 3, Sherlock Holmes 2 and The Hunger Games. Prometheus opens domestically on June 8.
The latest numbers from Universal:
Internationally the film grossed an outstanding $39.3M at 4,487 dates in 45 territories; with the film opening as number one in 30 territories. Highlights include:
• U.K. is its top opener with an estimated $5.5M at 476 dates. (The U.K. has two national holidays and school holidays this week and 5 weeks as counter-programming to the Euro Cup)
• Spain opened No. 1 with an estimated $3.8M at 393 dates and 47% market share.
• Mexico opened No. 1 with an estimated $4.4M at 571 dates and 44% market share.
• Openings in Asia are led by Korea with $3M at 258 dates. Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand all opened No. 1 and grossed over $1M each.
• The film has 18 territories including Australia, France, Italy, Japan and Russia to open over the next two months. Next the film opens in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Latvia and the Netherlands.
Worldwide opening weekend estimate = $95.6 million
Universal reports that Snow White and the Huntsman was able to rake in a healthy $1.383 million from midnight shows. Comparable midnight grosses include Clash of the Titans ($1.545 million), Immortals ($1.4 million) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($1.25 million). The opening weekends were as follows: Titans grabbed $61.2 million, Immortals made $32.2 million, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes did $54.8 million.
Los Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), and Columbia Pictures today announced that the action comedy Men in BlackTM 3 grossed $12.7 million at the box office in 474 IMAX® theatres worldwide during its 4-day opening weekend beginning May 25. Domestically, the film grossed an estimated $70 million, of which $5.3 million was generated in 278 IMAX theatres. Internationally, the film grossed an estimated $133.2 million overall, of which $7.4 million was generated in 196 IMAX theatres. The film surpassed the previous Memorial Day Weekend global box office record set by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
"We were excited to see Men in Black 3 set a new IMAX record for Memorial Day weekend," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "These solid results demonstrate that audiences around the world - particularly in key growth markets like China and Russia - will turn out in force to see the best in Hollywood entertainment in IMAX. We also believe that the combination of the first Men in Black film presented in IMAX with a special six-minute clip of the upcoming and highly anticipated film, The Amazing Spider-ManTM, provided audiences a special experience that can't be missed."
The IMAX release of Men in Black 3TM has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.