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GLOBAL: 'Interstellar' Breezes Past $130 Million Overseas on November 14, 2014

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Warner Bros. reports that Interstellar has reached $135.5 million overseas as of Thursday, which puts it on par with Inception and Gravity at the same point in the release cycle.

Key Thursday grosses from WB:

China grossed an outstanding Rmb 30.35m ($5.0m) from 7,742 screens, by far the #1 film in the market with an estimated 63% of the Top 5 market share. These results are 144% ahead of INCEPTION, 4% ahead of TDKR and 10% ahead of GRAVITY! The two day cume is Rmb 63.6m ($10.4m).

Korea - Performance has been nothing short of phenomenal with Thursday grossing KRW 2.7b ($2.5m) on 1,201 screens, marking an increase of +39% over last week's opening! Continuing at a dominant 71% of the Top 5 market share, the cume to date is now KRW$24.3m ($22.5m).

The UK continues to do excellent business, taking 56% share of the Top 5 on Thursday to gross £606k ($969k) from 1,298 screens. Cume is now £8.3m ($13.3m).

Russia grossed Rbl 30.5m ($670k) from 1,680 screens. Controlling 56% of the Top 5 market share, the cume to date is now Rbl 532.2m ($12.2m).

Germany grossed €338k ($422k) from 718 screens. Cume to date is now €5.1m ($6.4m).

Australia grossed A$483k ($419k) on 551 screens, with a solid 48% of the Top 5 market share. The cume to date is A$6.3m ($5.5m).

France grossed €283k ($354k) with 44k adms from 745 screens. Share of the Top 5 market is 47%. Cume €7.6m ($9.5m) and 1.16m adms.

Italy had an outstanding gross of €260k ($325k) from 604 screens, carrying 34% share of the Top 5. Cume €4.1m ($5.2m).

Mexico grossed Ps 3.2m ($239k) on 1,200 screens, with 46% of the Top 5 market share. Cume to date is Ps57.3m ($4.2m).

Brazil grossed Rs 416k ($164k) on 426 screens, bringing the cume to Rs 6.4m ($2.6m).

Spain grossed €130k ($162k) from 555 screens with a 65% share of the Top 5. Cume €3.1m ($3.8m).

 

Twitter Futures - 'Mockingjay', 'Beyond The Lights', '50 Shades' Topline on November 14, 2014

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By Alex Edghill

Friday Morning Update: The buzz for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has just about reached fever pitch and it is still a week away. Last week it led all upcoming films with a very healthy 300k tweets. Each of its last five days saw over 35k tweets including a 90k tweet day on Monday to coincide with the film's London premiere. Nothing seems to get Twitter fired up like a red carpet premiere and pictures for films targeting young girls and women.

A surprising (to me at least) second place went to Beyond The Lights which came in just shy of 100k tweets on the week. Appealing to a similar young female demographic as Mockingjay the film has really surprised with its appeal in the past few weeks in general despite having no a-listers (or any household names period for that matter). The real star here in the film is the story of romance for a young starlet. Based on the hype surrounding every one of Taylor Swift's new boyfriends or breakups on Twitter its not hard to see that the subject matter is spot on for much of its target demographic. The big numbers don't always assure box office riches (Endless Love this February gone had over 215k tweets the week before its release that translated to $13 million over its first three days), but it is an impressive feat and exercise in word of mouth and awareness amongst its key demo which goes a long way to ensuring profitability. Considering that the film was rejected by several studios initially and had a budget of only $7 million this looks like a win to me.

50 Shades OF Grey debuted its much anticipated first full trailer last night during an episode of 'Scandal', with it following closely online. This was enough to boost it to 31,839 yesterday but the true test will be today and how high it can soar. The first teaser trailer nabbed a Twitter trailer-record 240,697 tweets. General rule of thumb is a 50-60% drop in buzz between first and second trailers so something in the region of 100k today will be expected. The popularity and thirsty for all things Grey appears to not have waned at all during the production of the film. With a reported budget of $40 million and the stars locked for subsequent installments this is another super-profitable franchise in the wings.

Twitter Top 15 Movies for the week of November 7th to 13th

Date Movie Tweets Rank Peak Change
11/21/14 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 305,293 1 (+1) 1 65.27%
11/14/14 Beyond The Lights 97,381 2 (+6) 2 152.87%
2/13/15 Fifty Shades Of Grey 55,191 3 (+7) 3 152.09%
5/01/15 Avengers: Age of Ultron 52,948 4 (+2) 1 -26.93%
12/18/15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 51,980 5 (+29) 5 -11.70%
11/14/14 Dumb And Dumber To 41,796 6 (+7) 6 131.79%
12/17/14 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 37,984 7 (-) 7 -28.42%
12/25/14 Into The Woods 30,204 8 (+1) 6 -18.89%
7/10/15 Minions 28,322 9 (-6) 3 -75.91%
3/20/15 The Divergent Series: Insurgent 27,341 10 (+7) 4 247.76%
11/26/14 Horrible Bosses 2 19,648 11 (+3) 11 78.73%
5/29/15 San Andreas 19,324 12 (-1) 10 -7.90%
4/03/15 Furious 7 13,427 13 (-12) 1 -95.56%
11/26/14 Penguins Of Madagascar 13,185 14 (+4) 10 75.99%
12/12/14 Exodus: Gods and Kings 10,670 15 (+17) 15 424.32%

Please check the methodology page for information about our Twitter project or here for historic data.

NORTH AMERICA: 'Interstellar' Returns to First Place on Wednesday with $3.4M; 'Big Hero 6' Adds $1.88M Following Veterans' Day Boost on November 13, 2014

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Paramount reports that Interstellar returned to first place on Wednesday with a $3.4 million take. That gives the Christopher Nolan space epic a total of $65.25 million through 6 days of wide release (8 days when including the early IMAX opening), 12 percent off the pace of Gravity.

Disney's Big Hero 6 came back down to earth on Wednesday after a huge Veterans' Day boost on Tuesday. Yesterday's gross was $1.88 million, giving the animated hit $73.8 million through 6 days of release. That puts the flick 26 percent ahead of where Wreck-It Ralph stood at the same point.

David Ayers' Fury eased 43 percent from last Wednesday to $0.49 million yesterday. The war drama has amassed $71.6 million domestically.

Gone Girl refuses to go away as it continues to hang around the top five, earning another $0.47 million yesterday for a 36 percent week-to-week drop. The total domestic gross now stands at $147.6 million.

Rounding out the top five, Nightcrawler brought in $0.45 million for a 48 percent slide from last Wednesday. The thriller's total is now $21.55 million.

 

Fandango: 'Dumb and Dumber To' Pre-Sales Outpacing 'Anchorman 2' on November 12, 2014

dumb2.pngLOS ANGELES - November 12, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, the Jim Carrey-Jeff Daniels comedy sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" is a no-brainer for moviegoers this weekend, representing more than 50% of Fandango's weekend wide release sales and scoring a bright 86 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator. "Dumb and Dumber Too" is currently outselling last year's irreverent comedies, "Anchorman 2" and "We're the Millers," at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Dumb and Dumber To" ticket-buyers on Fandango:
95% of moviegoers have seen the first film (but only 47% of them saw it on the big screen);

93% are Jim Carrey fans; 82% are also Jeff Daniels fans;

89% will see the film with a best friend or group of friends;

87% said they would not have seen "Dumb and Dumber To" if either actor had not returned;

86% have been looking forward to a sequel ever since the first film;

77% are fans of the film's directors, The Farrelly Brothers.


"It's rare to see so much anticipation for a sequel to a twenty-year-old movie," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Fans of the first movie will be happy to see Carrey and Daniels together again, and even those moviegoers who are too young to remember the first movie will enjoy its riotous silliness."

In a creative original video, "Dumb and Dumber To: How Much Would it Cost", Fandango Movieclips calculates the cost of taking a Harry & Lloyd-style cross-country road trip, as portrayed in the first "Dumb and Dumber" movie.

Also premiering exclusively on Fandango, the brand-new trailer for 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson, the late Robin Williams and a star-studded cast, debuts today. Opening in theaters on December 19, 2014, the new "Museum" trailer can be found at http://youtu.be/i0vTJeYLRnA.


About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

Press Contacts:
Dana Benson
dbenson@fandango.com
310-954-0278, ext. 300

Harry Medved
hmedved@fandango.com
310-954-0461

 


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