OVERSEAS: 'Noah' Banks $2.75M Opening Day in Russia (3rd Update)

on March 28, 2014
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Friday (3/28) Update: Paramount reports that Noah pulled a $2.75 million opening day in Russia yesterday. The studio notes that figure is significantly ahead of Gravity's $1.1 million first day take in the country.

So far, Noah has tallied $22 million in its early overseas rollout.

Thursday (3/27) Update: Paramount reports that Noah earned a strong $750,000 opening day in Australia on Wednesday. That's about 20 percent ahead of Gravity's $615,000 first day take in the country.

Thus far, Noah has earned $18.5 million from its early overseas debut in Korea, Mexico, and Australia combined. Korea accounts for $10 million after 7 days, while Mexico has generated $7.5 million in 6 days.

Meanwhile, Noah will open in Russia today and 18 more markets this weekend.

Sunday (3/23) Update: Need for Speed added $29.2 million from 55 overseas countries. Its performance in China was off just 47 percent from last week, giving it $41.7 million to-date from that country alone. Russia posted a 49 percent decline, giving the film a $10.6 million total there, while Germany gave Speed a #1 opening with $3 million. The film's overseas total is now $96.1 million, giving it $36.98 million globally.

Warner Bros.' 300: Rise of an Empire posted another $21 million overseas this weekend from 63 markets. Its global cume is now $289.2 million, with $195.4 million coming internationally. The studio notes the following single-market performances:

Brazil - R$5.4m (US$2.3m) from 681 screens, ranking #1 for the 3rd consecutive w/e (ahead of local opener SOS MULHERES AO MAR)! The cume to date is R$34.1m (US$14.5m).

France - €1.3m (US$1.8m) with 171k admissions from 440 screens, bringing the cume to date to €9.8m (US$13.6m).

Germany - €1.2m (US$1.7m) from 597 screens. The cume is €8.4m (US$11.6m).

UK - £765k (US$1.3m) from 685 screens. Cume is now £6.8m (US$11.4m).

Russia - Rbl 42m (US$1.2m) from 856 screens. The progressive tally is Rbl. 607.1m (US$16.6m).

Mexico - Ps. 15.7m (US$1.2m) from 1,055 screens. The cume is now Ps. 177.7m (US$13.4m).

Key market cumes (in US$):

Russia - $16.6m
Brazil - $14.5m
France - $13.6m
Mexico - $13.4m
Korea - $12.1m
Germany - $11.6m
UK - $11.4m
Spain - $7.7m
Italy - $7.5m.
Australia - $6.6m

Paramount reports that Darren Aronofsky's Noah opened to a strong $14 million this weekend from 1,585 screens in Mexico and Korea combined. The studio notes that the opening is 7 percent ahead of Gravity, 35 percent ahead of Inception, 55 percent ahead of Skyfall, and 84 percent ahead of Life of Pi in the comparable territories. Noah grabbed $5.7 million for a first place debut in Mexico, and $8.3 million--more than the top 10 combined--at first place in Korea.

Fox's Mr. Peabody & Sherman added $11.4 million this weekend, giving it an overseas total over $100 million now. Meanwhile, Fox reports that Rio 2 debuted in Russia and Ukraine with $10.4 million. 

The Grand Budapest Hotel added a big $9.55 million, including $2 million from the UK and $1.2 million from Russia. Overseas total is now $33.1 million. Global total is $46.1 million.

Frozen's worldwide tally reached $1.05 billion with an additional $9 million coming from 22 territories internationally this weekend. Its overseas cume is now $652 million. In Japan, this weekend was up 7 percent from last with $8 million for a repeat at #1 in that country.

Universal reports that Ocho Apellidos Vascos (Spanish Affairs) claimed the top spot in Spain for a second weekend with $6.3 million. With a 51 percent market share, the romantic comedy's total through 10 days is $12.6 million.

Monuments Men grossed $5.4 million overseas, bringing its total to $62.5 million. Global cume is now $138.2 million.

WB's The LEGO Movie added $4.5 million overseas from 54 markets this weekend, giving it a $147.6 million total to-date. The animation's global cume is $391 million. The studios notes the following:

Key market cumes (US$):

UK - $51.3m
France - $12.0m
Mexico - $9.9m
Spain - $6.7m
Russia - $6.1m
Brazil - $5.6m
Italy - $4.7m

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opened in Japan to $3.3 million this weekend, bringing the overseas haul to $124 million. Global cume is now 

Disney's Muppets Most Wanted earned $1.5 million internationally from 8 territories this weekend with Mexico accounting for the lion's share at $0.9 million. Poland brought in $0.2 million. Muppets' global total thus far is $18 million.

Ride Along pulled $1.5 million from 600 dates in 12 territories this weekend, bringing the film's international total up to $13.3 million for a global cume of $146.4 million. Universal highlights the following notes of interest for Ride Along:

· Australia had a very good opening with an estimated gross of $821k at 131 dates. It is the best new opening of the weekend and has the best screen average in the market. It placed No. 4 and is very close behind No. 2 and 3.

· The film also opened in Hungary and results will be available on Monday.

· The U.K. and Ireland had another good holdover. It placed No. 10 with $460k (£260k) at 250 dates for a 24-day total of $6.7M (£4M).

Meanwhile, Devil's Due grossed just under $1 million from opening in six smaller markets. Overseas total is now $15.8 million.

Tags: Need for Speed, Noah, 300: Rise of an Empire, Ride Along, Frozen, Muppets Most Wanted, overseas
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