Gravity is the number one film overseas for the fourth consecutive week. Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi film brought in $37.7 million from 7,430 screens in 53 territories over the weekend, with 3D accounting for 75% of the business. Gravity’s overseas cume is now $166.8 million as the film is on the edge of crossing the $200 million mark in North America. Gravity’s global box office estimate as of Sunday stands at $366.4million.
Gravity is the #1 film in France after a $12.3 million debut from 451 screens. France is reporting that 95% of the film’s admissions came from 3D. South Korea only dropped 18% in its first hold, earning $5.9 million from 550 screens to retain the top spot at the box office. Gravity has earned a total of $15.4 million from South Korea. The director’s home nation of Mexico reports another #1 finish in its second weekend, closing the weekend with a $3.7 million hold and an $11.9 million cume. Other top markets for Gravity include Russia ($19.4M), Australia ($14.2M), Germany ($13.5M), Spain ($8.7M), Italy ($8M), and Brazil ($6.2M). The sci-fi film is scheduled to open in the United Kingdom on November 8, China on November 20, and Japan on December 18.
The Jackass crew has a hit with Bad Grandpa, their geriatric spin-off starring Johnny Knoxville. Bad Grandpa opened in 16 territories this weekend for an $8.1 million bow, the biggest overseas opening for a Jackass film. The United Kingdom brought in $3.2 million of that figure from 371 sites, outgrossing Jackass 2 by 170% and Jackass 3D by 17%. The comedy’s German debut was not far behind; Bad Grandpa collected $3.1 million from 285 cinemas in Germany for a first place finish in the territory. Bad Grandpa will open in South Africa next weekend and won’t expand to another major market until its November 14 premiere in Australia.
Despicable Me 2 surpassed another major milestone, crossing the $900 million global mark after a $4.7 million weekend from 31 territories. The animated sequel is Universal’s second highest grossing film of all time behind Jurassic Park. The Minions are still #1 in Italy, claiming the top spot for the third consecutive weekend after a strong $2.9 million hold that takes its Italian cume to $17.5 million. Top markets for Despicable Me 2 include the United Kingdom ($71.7M), Mexico ($47.7m), Germany ($37.9M), France $36.3M), Brazil ($35.6M), Russia ($35.2M), and Australia ($32.6M). Despicable Me 2 has grossed a total of $542.2 million overseas and $906.5 million worldwide.
The Fifth Estate was unable to bring in $1 million from the overseas box office in a weekend that saw new releases in top markets Russia, Italy, and Mexico. The Wikileaks film has been a global disappointment with a poor $5.74 million worldwide take in its first two weekends. The overseas numbers come in only slightly above the North American figures with a $2.9 million cume. The United Kingdom is the only overseas territory where the film has grossed above $1 million, currently reporting a $1.6 million cume. The Fifth Estate underwhelmed in Russia and Italy in the $300K range and flopped in Mexico with a debut in the $100K range.
Escape Plan added $7 million from 44 markets to its overseas total. The action flick has grossed $28.1 million overseas and $45.5 million worldwide. The Schwarzenegger/Stallone vehicle will look to add to its total by mid-week with its Chinese premiere. The timing of Escape Plan’s Chinese release is peculiar considering Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand opened in the country over the weekend. The Last Stand came in third place in China with a $4.7 million bow, a slow start for Schwarzenegger’s return to Chinese cinemas. The Last Stand will finish its theatrical run without matching its reported $65 million budget; the Schwarzenegger vehicle has grossed $33.1 million overseas and $45.1 million worldwide.
The Wolverine clawed through the competition to keep the top spot in China for a second consecutive weekend. China’s $30.2 million cume pushed the super-hero spin-off sequel past the $400 million global mark. The Wolverine has earned a total of $275.1 million overseas and $407.3 million worldwide. It is the second highest grossing film of the X-Men franchise behind X-Men 3’s $457 million global total.
Turbo posted a strong $5.7 million second weekend in France to take its cume in the territory to $11.9 million. The animated film finished the weekend as the #2 film in France and continues to post strong holds overseas. The United Kingdom reported a $2.1 million weekend and fourth place finish, bringing its U.K. total to $10 million. Spain finished its second weekend with a $1.2 million take and $3.8 million cume. Turbo had a great opening in Belgium, finishing the weekend in first place with a $1.1 million take. Turbo has now grossed a total of $164.9 million overseas and $247.7 million worldwide.
Planes is enjoy life above the $200 million global mark. The animated release has not fared as well as competing films, but a $206.9 million global cume is enough to account for its estimated $90 million budget. Planes has earned $118 million of that figure overseas. The top markets for the animated film include the United Kingdom ($13.6M), France ($9.1M), Spain ($7.8M), Mexico ($7.4M), and Germany ($7.3M).
Prisoners crossed the $100 million mark after a $5.1 million weekend from 50 markets pushed its global total to $101.5 million. The overseas numbers for Prisoners account for $42.4 million of the figure.
Now You See Me premiered in Japan over the weekend, its final theatrical opening, and posted a $1.2 million bow. Now You See Me has earned a total of $234 million overseas and collected a worldwide cume of $351.7 million.