No major new releases in the overseas markets this weekend as current titles expanded their reach to new territories. Oblivion opened in seven new territories (as well as in North America) after posting a $60.4 million premiere weekend that solidified Tom Cruise’s global drawing power. The expansion brought in an additional $33.7 million from overseas and brought the sci-fi blockbuster to a $150.2 global total. $112 million of that figure comes from 60 overseas markets. Two major markets are still on the horizon for the Tom Cruise vehicle. The film is slated to open in China and Japan in May.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation crossed the $200 million overseas milestone overseas with a massive $33 million opening in China. It more than doubled co-star Bruce Willis's opening weekend for A Good Day to Die Hard, which premiered with $15.7 million in China last month.. The recent postponement of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained in the Chinese market likely facilitated the fantastic opening weekend numbers for G.I. Joe, but a $211.7 million overseas total and $322.9 million global cume attest to the franchise's overseas potential. The sequel still has one major market remaining; it will open in Japan on June 8.
The Croods looks destined to reach the $300 million overseas mark. The animated film hasn't slowed down since its release, adding another $23.4 million this weekend to take its overseas cume to $274.5 million. $6 million of the weekend's figures came from its opening in China. The Croods has currently grossed $429.4 million globally.
Oz: The Great and Powerful is winding down its overseas run. The Disney film grossed $1.5 million this weekend to reach $254.8 million overseas. A good performance in North America gives the film a balanced and successful $478.6 million global cume.
Mama opened in Austria, Germany, and German-Switzerland and grossed an additional $2.9 million over the weekend. The overseas total is $64.2 million with Belgium and Chile opening in early May. The global cume is $135.8 million.
Identity Thief grossed $2.1 million in 20 overseas markets this weekend. The film still has 25 more markets lefts in its overseas roll out and has currently grossed $32.9 million outside of North America. The global cume is $164.6 million.
Lincoln had a strong $2.2 million opening weekend in Japan to bring its overseas cume to $85 million. Spielberg's biopic of the American politician has grossed $267.1 million globally.
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