Jonathan Papish @ChinaBoxOffice
Universal’s Jurassic World dominated the overseas box office for the third consecutive weekend roaring to an additional $82.5 million (-49%) from 66 territories. The dinos of Jurassic World also stampeded past the overseas and global box office total of the original Jurassic Park ($640 million, $1.029 billion) to become the highest grossing film in the Jurassic franchise with $737.5 million and $1.238 billion worldwide (#8 all-time).
Top grossing territories are China ($202.5M), UK/Ireland ($76.1M), Mexico ($36.9M), Korea ($35.3M), Germany ($35.3M), Australia ($29.4M), France ($29M), Russia ($21.9M), Taiwan ($21.2M), Brazil ($21.1M), India ($18.8M), Spain ($17.8M), Venezuela ($15.3M), Italy ($13.7M), Philippines ($10.5M), Argentina ($10.5M), Malaysia ($10.4M), and the Middle East ($9.8M). Indominus rex finally stomps into Japan on August 5.
Minions is off to an early start in 10 territories, grossing an estimated $36 million this weekend for $51.7 million total. The film opened in first place in the UK/Ireland ($16.1 million on 573 screens), Brazil ($7.2 million on 550 screens), Poland ($2.2 million on 215 screens), Czech Republic ($1.4 million on 90 screens), New Zealand ($714K on 89 screens), and Slovakia ($566K on 40 screens). UK/Ireland opened 7% higher than Despicable Me 2, Brazil opened 35% higher, and Poland’s first weekend was more than two times higher. Among holdovers, Australia grossed $2.8 million for an 11-day total of $8.5 million and Malaysia took in $1.1 million for an 11-day total of $3.8 million. Universal plans to roll out Minions to 54 more territories in the next few months with Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Argentina and 10 smaller markets opening next weekend.
Hollywood Adventures beat Jurassic World at this weekend’s China box office, but underperformed with just $27 million. Many were expecting the Hollywood/US coproduction produced by Justin Lin and featuring three of the Mainland’s biggest stars to gross $50-60 million, but very poor word of mouth helped holdovers Jurassic World, SPL2, and San Andreas remain strong on a limited number of screens.
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out expanded into Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, India and Trinidad this weekend and earned $26.4 million from 42 total territories. The critically acclaimed animated family film has grossed $81.5 million overseas and $266.4 million globally after two weeks of release. Among new markets, India scored its second largest opening for a Disney-Pixar release. The film also stayed strong in holdover markets with Australia dropping 13% and France 20% with the La Fête du Cinéma and school holidays still to come. Inside Out also retained the top spot in Russia this weekend and is already the #3 Disney-Pixar release ever in the country.
Top grossing territories are Mexico ($18.4 million), Russia ($13.9 million), France ($9.2 million), Argentina ($7.3 million), Australia ($6.8 million), Brazil ($5.9 million), Colombia ($2.8 million), and Panama ($2.8 million). Inside Out has opened in 42% of its final international footprint with Poland opening next weekend. Key future openings include South Korea (7/9), Spain (7/16), Japan (7/18), UK/Ireland (7/24), Italy (9/16), Germany (10/1).
SPLII starring Tony Jaa and Jacky Wu punched and kicked its way to an additional $11.3 million (-65%) this weekend in China, bringing its 11-day total to $73.9 million.
San Andreas shook up $10.4 million from ~4,300 screens in 68 overseas territories this weekend, taking the international cume to $297.8 million and the global haul to $439.67 million. The disaster flick opened behind Jurassic World despite a strong heatwave in Spain this weekend with $1.0 million on 414 screens. The top 12 market totals are: China ($99.3 million), Mexico ($29.4 million), UK/Ireland ($17.1 million), South Korea ($17.1 million), Russia ($10.8 million), Brazil ($10.4 million), Taiwan ($8.5 million), France ($8.1 million), Australia ($6.8 million), Colombia ($6.8 million), Argentina ($6.6 million), and Germany ($5.9 million).
Terminator: Genisys opened to $8.3 million from 1,277 screens in 10 smaller territories ahead of its US debut. Paramount’s sequel opened at #1 in Singapore ($1.4 million on 28 screens), Colombia ($1.2 million on 162 screens), Peru ($881K on 85 screens), Vietnam ($694K on 69 screens), and Turkey ($578K on 309 screens). Genisys expands to 34 more territories next weekend including Australia, Brazil, France, Mexico, Russia, and the UK/Ireland.
Poltergeist frightened international moviegoers to $6.6 million this weekend from 4,481 screens in 28 markets including 8 new territories. The horror remake has grossed $39.4 million overseas and $83.37 million worldwide. Openings this weekend were: Mexico ($1.87 million on 1,165 screens), France ($879K on 258 screens), Philippines ($468K on 153 screens), Peru ($381K on 125 screens), Chile ($341K on 103 screens), Central America ($273K on 89 screens), and Ecuador ($216K on 60 screens).
Spy netted another $6.4 million from 46 territories this weekend crossing the century mark overseas with $106.6 million and $194.9 million worldwide after six frames. Spain opened in 4th place with $668K on 308 screens. Strong holds include UK/Ireland (-30%/$995K/$13.3 million cume, France (-25%/$988K/$2.7 million cume), Venezuela (-20%/$231K/$2.8 million cume), Holland (-32%/$220K/$1.7 million cume), Belgium (+13%/$209K/$950K cume), Sweden (+15%/$138K/$1.2 million cume), UAE (-32%/$115K/$2.6 million cume), Israel (-32%/$110K/$911K cume), and Hungary (-28%/$101K/$807K cume).
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F kept rolling in Latin America this weekend to $4.6 million with openings in Argentina ($1.45 million on 155 screens), Venezuela ($850K on 50 screens), Colombia ($258K), and Bolivia ($77K on 18 screens). The Japanese anime is up to $44.8 million overseas including its Japan total.
Insidious: Chapter 3 grossed an estimated $4.0 million on 2,000 screens in 53 territories this weekend, bringing its overseas cume to $37.0 million and the global total to $84.8 million. Openings this weekend include Mexico’s $1.8 million from 1,138 screens, 87% bigger than Chapter 2’s opening, India’s $620K, 340% higher than the previous chapter’s opening, Venezuela ($280K on 34 screens), Netherlands ($250K on 55 screens), and Greece ($105K on 44 screens).
Mad Max: Fury Road is still surviving abroad, grossing an estimated $3.0 million in its 7th weekend across 50 markets. Max’s international cume is $209.3 million and its global tally is $356.37 million. Japan had a great hold this weekend down just 21% for $1.65 million and $6.0 million total.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent grabbed an estimated $2.0 million from the Middle Kingdom this weekend. Its $15.1 million total has already surpassed the first installment’s China run.
Films with less than $2 million overseas this weekend (Weekend Total/Overseas Total/Global Total)
Entourage - $1.9 million/$12.3 million/$43.7 million
Hot Pursuit - $1.5 million/$11.1 million/$45.14 million
Tomorrowland - $1.2 million/$111.9 million/$202.0 million
Far from the Madding Crowd - $730K/$12.88 million/$24.48 million
Pitch Perfect 2 - $500K/$95.8 million/$276.8 million
Avengers: Age of Ultron - $300K/$919.1 million/$1.3715 billion