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UPDATED: 'Life of Pi' Reaches $129.4 Million Overseas on December 16, 2012

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Sunday (12/16) Update: 20th Century Fox estimates that Life of Pi grossed another $11.5 million overseas this weekend, pushing its global cume to $129.4 million. China is the #1 territory again with $6.9 million for a total of $84.3 million. 

Monday (12/10) Update: Life of Pi grossed an actual result of $23.42 million overseas this weekend. The updated total is now $105.4 million internationally.

Sunday (12/9) Update: 20th Century Fox estimates that Life of Pi has reached $105.7 million internationally this weekend thanks to continued strong holds in multiple markets. The film earned $23.8 million (down only 3 percent from last weekend) from 5,612 screens in just 11 territories.

Notable holds include China (up 6 percent from last weekend to $23.8 million), Spain (up 2% to $2.4 million), Taiwan (down just 14 percent to $2.3 million) and India (down 33 percent to $1.3 million).

In China, the film surpassed the totals of both The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man. In India, the film has also surpassed The Dark Knight Rises as well as Skyfall, making it the third highest grossing American film of the year in the country (behind The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man).

In Taiwan, the film is now the fourth highest grossing film of 2012 (behind Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Din Tao).

The film also retained #1 in those countries as well as Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Monday (12/3) Update: Life of Pi held up even stronger than already estimated in China over the weekend. The flick pulled $13.77 million from 3,800 screens. Cume is now $40 million in China alone.

In Taiwan, the film pulled an actual result of $2.68 million (cume $6.08 million).

The film's international tally now stands at $64.1 million from 12 markets.

Sunday (12/2) Update: 20th Century Fox is projecting a $21.5 million overseas weekend for Life of Pi. The hold is all the more impressive because the film is currently only playing in 11 markets. With strong holds in a number of countries including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the international cume is now $61.1 million.

In Taiwan, director Ang Lee's home country, the film actually increased by 47 percent to $2.58 million. In China, the flick was down just 15 percent to $11 million this weekend.

Life of Pi will open in an estimated 24 more countries on December 20 and 21.

Monday Update: The Sunday estimate out of China was low because 400 locations were missing from the total. 20th Century Fox is now reporting that Life of Pi has already earned $16.1 million in China. The overseas total--which also includes India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico--is now $23.9 million. 

Sunday Update: Life of Pi is shaping up to be a huge worldwide hit.

20th Century Fox estimates that the drama took in $17.5 million from 5,458 screens in 4 markets. Life of Pi is #1 in China thanks to a $10.5 million haul from 4,500 3D screens. In India, Life of Pi is also #1 with $3.4 million from 697 locations. That marks the third-highest non-franchise opening in India behind Avatar and 2012. The estimated worldwide total is $48 million. 

Other stats from Fox:

In Taiwan ($2.2 million from 165 locations), the film absolutely dominates, with 68% market share, and in Hong Kong ($1.4 million from 96 location), the film enjoys the biggest Ang Lee opening ever, beating LUST, CAUTION. LIFE OF PI opens in a handful of markets next weekend, including Spain, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, with the bulk of International releasing from the Dec. 19/20/21 weekend into early January.

 

 

UPDATED: 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Passes $500 Million Overseas on December 16, 2012

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Sunday (12/16) Update: Summit reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has grossed $501.4 million overseas. The film's domestic total is $276.9 million. BD2's worldwide cume is sitting pretty at $778.3 million. 

Monday (12/10) Update: Summit confirms an actual gross of $22.6 million for Breaking Dawn - Part 2 overseas this weekend. The international cume stands at $482.9 million. Worldwide total is now $750.5 million.

The film's top 10 markets thus far:

UK - $53.2M
Brazil - $46.7M
CIS - $42.4M
France - $34.1M
Germany - $30.9M
Mexico - $27.3M
Australia - $27.1M
Italy - $23.6M
Spain - $26M
S. Korea - $16.5M

Sunday (12/9) Update: Summit is projecting a $23.5 million overseas gross this weekend for Breaking Dawn - Part 2. That would put the Twilight finale's international cume at $482.4 million to date. Worldwide, the pic has grossed an estimated $751.1 million through Sunday.

Sunday (12/2) Update: Summit estimates a $48.8 million international weekend for Breaking Dawn - Part 2. The film is currently playing in 73 territories and has an international total of $447.8 million to-date. The worldwide total now stands at $702.4 million.

The film's top 10 international markets thus far:

UK - $49.9M
Brazil - $41.6M
CIS - $41.2M
France - $31.7M
Germany - $25.8M
Mexico - $25.5M
Australia - $25M
Italy - $22.3M
Spain - $22.2M
South Korea - $14.5M

Monday (11/26) Update: Lionsgate reports that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2's worldwide total is now $589.9 million. $365.5 million overseas combined with $224.4 million domestic.

Sunday (11/25) Update: Summit reports that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 added another $97.4 million this weekend from 73 territories, pushing its overseas total to $350.8 million. Domestically, BD2 has earned $227 million. The worldwide total is now $577.7 million. 

Key int'l stats:

o Breaking Dawn - Part 2 remained virtually #1 in all territories with the exception of Australia that debuted Skyfall
o Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opened big this weekend in Germany, grossing $15.2 million for the 4-day including previews. It is the best opening for the franchise and #2 opening for 2012 behind Skyfall
o Breaking Dawn - Part 2 also had strong openings in Austria $1.8 million and German Switzerland $1.5 million

Monday Update: The final opening #s: $199.5 million internationally and $340.5 million worldwide. 

Sunday Update: Summit reports that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has already grossed $199.6 million internationally. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is tracking roughly 38% higher than the previous installment in gross international box office.Key stats:

Top 10 Markets:

UK - $24.4 million
CIS - $20.3 million
Brazil - $19 million
France - $16.4 million
Australia - $12.7 million
Italy - $12.4 million
Spain - $11.8 million
Mexico - $11.8 million
S. Korea - $7.1 million
Philippines - $4.4 million
Sweden - $3.9 million

 

• UK - Once again the UK remains the top territory for the opening of Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
• Spain - Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the top grossing 3-day weekend of all time.
• Latin America- The performance was incredible and delivered $43 million which is 57% above the opening of Breaking Dawn - Part 1, and already is more than ½ the box office for the entire engagement of Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
• France - France came in with a huge 2 million admissions on opening weekend; Best opening weekend of the year surpassing La vérité si je mens 3 - 1,660,445 admissions; 2nd best opening for franchise (behind New Moon)
• Australia- Continues to be one of the top markets for the franchise bringing in $12.7 million
• Scandinavia - Scandinavia delivered $9.8 million on opening weekend. $3.9 million from Sweden alone.
• Denmark - 7th best 4 day opening of all time.
• Finland - #2 opening of 2012
• Sweden - Biggest opening of 2012
• Norway - #4 opening of 2012
• Benelux - Benelux brought in $5.2 million on opening weekend
• Netherlands - Franchise record and 3rd best opening for 2012
• Overall internationally the grossed an estimated $3 million in IMAX from 82 locations (NOTE: this gross is factored into the overall estimate above)



Saturday Update: Summit reports that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has grossed $91 million internationally through Friday. The global total is sitting pretty at $162.2 million. More updates will be available tomorrow.

Friday Update:

The official release from Summit: 


Summit is pleased to announce that from the 37 International territories that opened as of yesterday, Thursday 11/15, the international cumulative gross is a very impressive $38.8 million (not including the U.S. and Canada). 24 additional territories are opening today, Friday 11/16, which brings the total to 61 territories opened along with the U.S. and Canada. Nearly every market has opened to grosses at or well above the last installment in the franchise (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1). Some territory highlights below. NOTE: The next international estimates update will come on Sunday morning.


* Brazil - Brazil posted an opening day of $5.4 million, which is the largest opening day figure for any TWSBD p2 market thus far.
* Australia - Opened on Thursday to a very strong 3.7 million.
* Russia - TWSBD p2 opening day comes in at $4.4 million which is 42% higher than TWSBD p1; this is a record for the Top Non-Holiday Opening Day of All-Time.
* France - After two days in release the gross is $6.1 million, which is about $1 million dollars ahead of TWSBD p1 at the same point.
* Italy - Posted a two day total of $4.2 million which is up 19% from TWSBD p1 at the same point.
* Mexico - Debuted with an opening day of $2.4 million, which is 41% higher than TWSBD p1 at the same point
* Benelux - Has accumulated $1.9 million after 2 days, which is 44% higher than TWSBD p1 at the same point.

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX’S A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD TO OPEN IN IMAX® THEATRES WORLDWIDE FEBRUARY 2013 on December 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES - Dec. 14, 2012 - IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced that A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in Twentieth Century Fox's enduring action-thriller series starring Bruce Willis, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format. The film will be released in IMAX® theatres internationally starting Feb. 7 and domestically beginning Feb. 14. This is the first IMAX installment of the Die Hard film franchise.

"The exhilarating action sequences that are the hallmark of the Die Hard franchise, as well as its global setting, make it a perfect fit for The IMAX Experience®," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We're thrilled to partner again with the great team at Fox and for audiences worldwide to experience this franchise in IMAX for the first time."

The IMAX release of A Good Day to Die Hard will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 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.

About A Good Day to Die Hard
John McClane goes global. For the first time, the New York City cop, played by Bruce Willis, finds himself on an international stage - as a fish out of water in Moscow. The film introduces McClane's estranged son Jack, an apple who hasn't fallen far from the tree, and who may even be more of a hard-ass than his father. John and Jack must put aside their personal and professional differences, and work together to keep each other alive ... and stop the Moscow underworld from controlling nuclear weapons.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Sept. 30, 2012, there were 689 IMAX theatres (556 commercial multiplex, 20 commercial destination and 113 institutional) in 52 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

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