GLOBAL: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Takes Commanding Lead Ahead of North American Debut, 'Rio 2' Reaches $250M Overseas

on April 27, 2014
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KEY POINTS:

- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 nets $132M ahead of North America, China debut.

- Rio 2 Reaches $250M overseas.

- Transcendence adds $10.8 in overseas campaign.

- Spanish film Ocho Apellidos Vascos continues shattering records in home market.

A $67.2 million weekend gave The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the overseas weekend crown and brought its global up to $132 million a weekend before its bow in China and North America.

IMAX screenings netted $4 million from 146 screens around the world, with new openings contributing a $35,000 per-screen average. South Korea is responsible for driving up that average after reporting a PSA of $60k over the weekend. Spidey 2 has grossed $7 million to date from IMAX screenings worldwide. The IMAX screen count for the film will cross the 700 mark next weekend, a first for the company.

South Korea was the top opener for the Spidey sequel, catching the #1 spot with a $13.4 million debut. Russia took an $8.9 million bow for first place, 3% ahead of its predecessor’s opening in the market. Italy posted a #1 debut with $6.5 million, 20% ahead of the last entry in the franchise. Japan opened to #3 in the marked with $5.2 million. Taiwan brought in $4.1 million in its opening weekend.

The UK led hold-overs with $5.7 million to bring its market total up to $27.8 million. Mexico retained the #1 spot with a $4.3 million take in its second frame to reach a $19.5 million cume. Australia brought in $3.1 million to brings its total up to $10.7 million. The sequel grossed $2.7 million in its second weekend in Germany to reach a $10.8 million cume.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 expands to 30 new markets next weekend, including Brazil, China, France, India, and North America.

Rio 2 added $27.5 million from 13,385 screens in 68 markets. The animated sequel is up to $250 million overseas and $346.1 million worldwide.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier added $16 million to its overseas total in its fifth weekend across 55 territories. The film has already passed the overseas totals of Captain America ($194M), Iron Man ($267M), Thor ($268M) and Iron Man 2 ($312M). The Captain America sequel is already 117% ahead of the first installment’s $194 million lifetime overseas run.

The Cap sequel is up to $420 million overseas and $645.2 million globally. The global cume is 74% ahead of its predecessor’s and had already eclipsed Iron Man 2’s $624 million.

The Winter Soldier is the second highest grossing Disney film of all time in China, where it has earned $107.6 million. Other top markets include the UK ($30.2M), South Korea ($29.3M), Mexico ($24.4M), and Brazil ($21.3M).

Noah brought in $11.1 million from 56 territories, only a 53% drop from last weekend’s holiday frame. The Biblical epic is now up to $222.7 million overseas and $319.9 million worldwide.

Noah collected $1.8 million from 481 locations in Brazil, a 57% dip from last weekend. The film has grossed a strong $27.2 million after four frames Brazil. France contributed $1.5 million from 443 theaters in its third session, a 35% slide, to reach a $9.8 million cume. Italy was only down 47% in its third weekend, adding $1.2 million from 341 cinemas to reach a $9.7 million total.

The Other Woman scored a $12.8 million tally from 1,748 screens in 31 markets. The comedy hit the $20 million mark overseas and is up to $45.3 million globally,

Transcendence reached a $33.1 million overseas total after adding $10.8 million from 37 markets. The film has grossed $51.6 million worldwide.

Divergent collected $9.7 million from 74 markets over the weekend. The film has grossed $93.2 million overseas and $232.5 million worldwide.

Frozen earned $7.2 million from three remaining territories to reach a $743.6 million overseas total in its 23rd weekend of release. The film has now reached $1.143 billion worldwide.

Frozen is the highest grossing Disney/Pixar release of all time in Japan with $118.2 million after holding the #1 spot in the country for a seventh consecutive weekend. Other top markets include South Korea ($76.9M), the UK ($65.2M), China ($48.7M), and Germany ($48.2M).

The LEGO Movie built up another good weekend overseas, reaching the $200 million mark outside of North America after registering $5.4 million on 2,500 screens across 25 markets. The film’s top performing markets include the UK ($54.7M), Australia ($25.1M), and France ($12.2M). The Lego Movie has grossed $452.8 million globally.

The Grand Budapest Hotel brought in $5.1 million from 1,950 screens in 33 markets. The Wes Anderson film is up to $82.8 million overseas and $135.1 million worldwide.

Ocho Apeliidos Vascos is the #1 film in Spain for the seventh consecutive weekend. The film added $4.7 million from 320 dates to teach a $59.7 million total in its home country after 45 days of release. The film is set to pass Titanic as the second highest grossing film of all time in Spain behind Avatar. The film is the highest grossing Spanish film of all time in its home market.

Ocho Apellidos Vascos has recorded more consecutive #1 weekends than any other Spanish film in Spain. Avatar and Titanic hold the overall record with nine consecutive weekends. Ocho Apellidos Vascos is Universal’s highest grossing film of all time in Spain.

Babysitting posted a strong hold in its second weekend in France, adding $3 million from 350 dates to reach a $7.3 million 12-day total.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman earned $2.4 million from 2,357 screens in 16 markets. The film has grossed a total of $154 million overseas and $261.6 million worldwide.

Ride Along took another $1.1 million at 440 dates in 10 territories over the weekend. The comedy is now up to $17.1 million overseas and $151.3 million worldwide.

Tags: overseas, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Noah, The Other Woman, Transcendence, Divergent, Frozen, The LEGO Movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Ride Along
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