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Jonathan Papish @ChinaBoxOffice

 

Updated 6.22.15 with studio actuals

 

The dinosaurs of Jurassic World stampeded past the half billion mark overseas this weekend devouring $160.5 million at 18,718 dates across 66 territories for an outstanding total of $584.4 million. Combined with North America’s record-breaking run, Universal’s long awaited fourth installment in the Jurassic series is already knocking on the billion dollar door with $987.2 million in global ticket sales.

 

Jurassic is a bonafide global blockbuster, retaining the top spot in an estimated 50 of its 66 international markets this weekend. Its second weekend overseas marks Jurassic as the highest grossing global holdover in history down just 41% from last weekend. Top grossing territories are China ($164.4M), U.K. and Ireland ($60.3), Mexico ($29.0M), South Korea ($27.3M), Germany ($26.3M), France ($23.5M), Australia ($23.4M), Russia ($17.8M), Taiwan ($17.2M), Brazil ($15.6M), India ($15.4M), Spain ($13.5M), Italy ($11.5M), Malaysia ($9.1M), the Philippines ($9.0M) and Venezuela ($8.6M). 

 

International filmgoers are flocking to IMAX screens as well, contributing $10.8 million this weekend from 446 screens and taking the overseas total to $42.1 million. Super-sized Indominus rex and the dinosaurs of Jurassic World have grossed a record $84 million globally from IMAX in just 12 days, compared to Avatar which took 23 days to reach $80 million.

 

Universal’s Jurassic World co-financed by Legendary Pictures will open in its final territory Japan on August 5. 

 

Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out opened to $41.0 million from 5 major markets and 37 overseas territories, approximately 42% of its final international footprint. The film got off to an outstanding start with an estimated total of $132 million worldwide.

 

Latin America posted $21.8 million, led by Mexico with $8.8 million which is the highest non-sequel animated opening of all-time and the fifth highest overall animated opening of all-time. Argentina opened at #1 with $3.3 million and Brazil took second behind Jurassic World with $3.1 million. Elsewhere Colombia grossed $1.1 million and Panama took in $1.6 million.

 

Russia also opened at #1 with $7.7 million, the highest opening ever for a Disney/Pixar animated release including Frozen. Australia took in $3.6 million which is on par with Big Hero 6’s opening and should have strong holds through the upcoming Winter school holiday. 

 

In Europe, France was the only significant market to open this weekend and took in $5.2 million, just below Frozen. The Fête du Cinéma, an annual celebration of films which brings out huge audience numbers, which starts next week, as well as summer school holidays starting on July 3 will help Inside Out moving forward. 

 

International releases will be staggered throughout the next few months to coincide with local holidays. Inside Out will open in Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, India, and Trinidad next weekend. Other key overseas openings are South Korea (July 9), Spain (July 17), Japan (July 18), UK/Ireland (July 24), Italy (September 16), and Germany (October 1). China has no confirmed release date yet.

 

SPLII: A Time For Consequences opened with $31.1 million in China this weekend taking second place just behind Jurassic World. The HK/China co-produced action film starring Tony Jaa and Jacky Wu has grossed $42.0 million since Thursday.

 

Warner Bros’ San Andreas shook up $19.3 million this weekend from 67 international markets, raising its overseas cume to $282.8 million and the worldwide total to $415.5 million. The disaster flick is up to $92.6 million in China ($3.9 million on 3,300 screens) and $28.3 million in Mexico ($1.03 million on 719 screens) where it is now the highest grossing Warner Bros film of all-time. Elsewhere, South Korea held on to $796K on 363 screens for a $12.6 million total, Brazil grossed $500K on 411 screens for a $10.1 million cume, the UK/Ireland quaked to $686K on 412 screens for $16.5 million total, and France absorbed $595K on 476 screens for $7.6 million. Other top markets are Taiwan ($8.0 million), Australia ($6.6 million), Colombia ($6.5 million), Argentina ($6.4 million), and Germany ($5.45 million). San Andreas hits Spanish shores on June 26.

 

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions kicked-off with an estimated $12.5 million this week from 4 territories in the Asian-Pacific.  The film opened at #1 in Indonesia as the highest grossing opening weekend for an animated film and is tracking 55% ahead of Despicable Me 2. It also took the top spot in Malaysia and Singapore, where it opened 46% and 26% bigger the DM2 respectively. Minions placed behind Jurassic World in Australia. The animated film will open next weekend in Brazil, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and the UK/Ireland.

 

Spy discovered an additional $9.86 million this weekend from 70 territories, bringing its international cume to $96.29 million after 5 frames of overseas release. The comedy starring Melissa McCarthy has grossed $171.39 million worldwide. The top 5 markets this weekend include the UK/Ireland ($1.41 million on 546 screens/$11.29 cume), a third place opening in France with $1.38 million on 351 screens, Germany ($1.13 million on 622 screens/$3.91 million cume), Russia ($730K on 855 screens/$7.53million cume), and Australia ($586K on 266 screens/$10.23 million cume). South Korea has grossed $16.87 million in 5 weeks, while Taiwan has earned $5.07 million. 

 

The Divergent Series: Insurgent bowed in China with an estimated $8.9 million for third place in a crowded holiday market this weekend. The second installment in the Divergent series has now grossed $154.74 million overseas and $284.55 million worldwide.

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F took off in Latin America this weekend and grossed $7.11 million from 9 markets. Combined with Japan’s $30.9 million, Resurrection has grossed $38.0 million worldwide. Mexico opened at #3 behind Inside Out and Jurassic World with an outstanding $3.42 million on 713 screens, while Peru took the top spot with $1.16 million on 195 screens. Other openings include Brazil ($738K), Chile ($621K), Ecuador ($476K), Central America ($472K), Puerto Rico ($138K), and the Dominican Republic ($18K).

 

Mad Max: Fury Road guzzled down $5.06 million in international sales this weekend from 56 territories. The universally acclaimed action flick has grossed $202.7 million overseas and $346.52 million globally. Japan opened this weekend to an estimated $2.1 million on 660 screens to take first place in the market.  

 

Poltergeist opened in eight new markets this weekend and scared up $4.3 million from 3,145 screens in 37 territories, lifting its four week overseas cume to $30.96 million and the global tally to $77.66 million. Russia opened at #3 in the market with $1.6 million on 1,519 screens, while Germany increased 8% over last weekend for $525K and $4.0 million total. Other openings include Malaysia ($493K on 210 screens), Venezuela ($312K on 27 screens), Colombia ($319K on 140 screens), Singapore ($188K on 29 screens), Belgium ($183K on 40 screens), Ukraine ($60K on 109 screens), and Uruguay ($24K on 10 screens).

 

Entourage pumped its way to $2.7 million this weekend behind UK/Ireland’s $980K opening on 409 screens. Vince and his boys have disappointed domestically and overseas grossing just $9.1 million abroad and $38.43 million worldwide. France opens next week.

 

Insidious: Chapter 3 grossed $3.0 million from 2,170 screens across 53 territories this frame, lifting its overseas cume to $32.2 million and its global haul to $77.6 million. The horror remake opened in Argentina in fifth place with $345k on 80 screens, 69% ahead of the previous installment’s opening weekend. Thailand grossed $190k on 87 screens to take second place, while Poland earned $140k on 113 screens for the third spot in the market. Upcoming openings include Mexico (June 26), Germany (July 2), France (July 8), South Korea (July 9), Australia (July 16), and Brazil (July 30).

 

Films with less than $2 million overseas this weekend (Weekend Total/Overseas Total/Global Total)

Tomorrowland - $1.8 million/$108.3 million/$195.996 million

Agora O Nunca (Spain) - $1.6 million/$1.6 million/$1.6 million

Pitch Perfect 2 - $1.3 million/$94.67 million/$272.36 million

The Longest Ride - $901K/$23.71 million/$61.12 million

Avengers: Age of Ultron - $800K/$918.4 million/$1.367723 billion

Home - $686K/$206.39 million/$380.5 million

Unfriended - $659K/$12.94 million/$45.42 million

Aloha - $440K/$3.81 million/$23.85 million

Ex Machina - $101K/$11.42 million/$36.38 million

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Sunday Update:

By Daniel Garris

Jurassic World continued to roar at the box office this weekend with an estimated first place take of $102.02 million. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary was down 51 percent from last weekend's record-breaking opening weekend performance. That represented an exceptional second weekend hold for a film of this size; especially given the significantly stronger than expected start of Inside Out this weekend. Jurassic World claimed the second largest second weekend gross of all-time; behind only the $103.05 million take of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and is obviously close enough that it could still set a new record when actuals are reported on Monday. In the bigger picture, the second weekend hold for Jurassic World was the more impressive hold of the two given that it was coming off of much stronger first-week midweek business than The Avengers did thanks in part to opening in June as opposed to May.

Jurassic World has grossed $398.23 million in just ten days of release, which represents the largest ten-day start of all time. Thanks in part to its stronger midweek business; Jurassic World is running $25.16 million and 7 percent ahead of the $373.07 million ten-day take of former record holder The Avengers. Without adjusting for ticket-price inflation Jurassic World is already the 21st highest grossing film of all-time domestically. The film is on the verge of surpassing the $402.45 million unadjusted domestic lifetime gross of 1993's Jurassic Park and in the coming days will zoom past the $449.32 million current gross of Avengers: Age of Ultron to become the highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically. At its current rate Jurassic World shouldn't have a problem becoming only the fourth film of all-time to reach the $600 million unadjusted domestic mark (the other three films being 2009's Avatar, 1997's Titanic and The Avengers).

Jurassic World grossed an estimated $11.3 million from IMAX locations this weekend, which represented 11.1 percent of the film's overall weekend gross. The film has grossed $42.0 million to date from IMAX locations domestically.  3D grosses represented 47 percent of the film's overall gross this weekend.

In a stunning box office performance of its own, Disney's Inside Out was off to a very strong estimated second place start of $91.06 million. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Pixar far exceeded expectations which had been held in check after the break-out performance of Jurassic World and tended to range anywhere from $60 million to $75 million heading into the weekend. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Inside Out delivered the largest opening weekend performance ever for a non-sequel from Pixar, as it easily topped the $70.47 million start of 2004's The Incredibles. Inside Out claimed the second largest opening weekend take ever for a Pixar film (including sequels); behind only the $110.31 million debut of 2010's Toy Story 3. The opening weekend for Inside Out was the seventh largest ever for the month of June without adjusting for ticket price inflation.

Inside Out was no doubt helped out by its nearly universal glowing reviews, by its unique concept in a summer especially driven by sequels, the relative lack of family and computer animated fare thus far in 2015 and by a strong marketing campaign. Inside Out opened with $34.24 million on Friday (which included an estimated $3.7 million from evening shows on Thursday), decreased 10 percent on Saturday to gross $30.87 million and is estimated to decline 16 percent on Father's Day to gross $25.95 million. That places the film's estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.66 to 1. Inside Out received a strong A rating on CinemaScore and in all likelihood will hold up very well over the next few weeks until Universal's highly anticipated Minions enters the marketplace on July 10.

The audience breakdown for Inside Out skewed heavily towards moviegoers 25 years and under (60 percent) and towards female moviegoers (56 percent). Family audiences represented 71 percent of the film's overall audience.  3D grosses represented 28 percent of the film's overall gross this weekend.

Fox's Spy placed in a distant third with an estimated $10.50 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy stabilized nicely this weekend as it was down a very solid 33 percent from last weekend. Spy has grossed a respectable, but softer than expected $74.37 million through 17 days. That places the film an underwhelming 21 percent behind the $93.62 million 17-day gross of 2013's Identity Thief.

Warner's San Andreas also stabilized very nicely this weekend with an estimated fourth place take of $8.24 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film was down just 24 percent, as the film was helped by the Father's Day holiday and by rebounding from the hit it took from the launch of Jurassic World last weekend. San Andreas continues to significantly exceed expectations with a 24-day take of $132.23 million.

Dope rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated $6.02 million start. The Rick Famuyiwa directed comedy drama from Open Road debuted just below its already modest expectations. Strong critical reviews and strong early buzz from Sundance earlier in the year were ultimately unable to transfer into any type of opening weekend break-out for Dope. The film's debut was very similar to the $6.20 million debut of Beyond the Lights last November.

Dope opened with $2.38 million on Friday (which included a significant $0.425 million from Thursday evening shows), fell 14 percent on Saturday to gross $2.04 million and is estimated to decline 22 percent on Sunday to take in $1.60 million. That gives the film a fairly front-loaded estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio of 2.53 to 1. Dope received a promising A- rating on CinemaScore and will hope to build off of its strong initial word of mouth and critical reviews going forward.

Saturday Update:

By Shawn Robbins

Disney reports that Pixar's Inside Out bowed to an excellent $34.238 million in first place on Friday, including Thursday's $3.7 million in early grosses as well as revenue generated from a special screening held on Tuesday night. That ranks as the second best opening day ever for the venerable animation studio, topping Monsters University's $30.5 million and trailing only Toy Story 3's $41.2 million. Pixar's first release in two years, Inside Out is benefiting from both strong advance buzz with reviews at a spectacular 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as major demand from families with kids who haven't had an animated offering to see in theaters since Fox/DreamWorks' Home opened three months ago. Even then, Inside Out's debut is made all the more impressive considering its competition against Jurassic World.

While Inside Out will very likely concede the weekend to the dinosaur mega-blockbuster (the first time a Pixar film will debut outside of first place over opening weekend), it extends Pixar's streak of #1 debuts on opening day to 15 and is well on its way to breaking the record for biggest non-first place opening weekend by any film in history. That record currently belongs to 2004's The Day After Tomorrow ($68.7 million; which adjusts to about $90 million using 2015 ticket prices). Combined with strong word of mouth (including an "A" CinemaScore and a rare 93 percent Flixster user score) and Father's Day to boost Sunday receipts, things look very rosy for Inside Out. Disney projects an $84-89 million range for the weekend, while BoxOffice projects $90 million.

Moving down to second place for the day (but still shattering records) was Universal and Legendary's Jurassic World. The fourth entry in the beloved franchise continued its historic run on Friday with another $29 million, representing a strong hold against the new Pixar flick and dropping 65 percent from opening day last week. That gives the Colin Trevorrow-helmed sequel a new record eight-day domestic total of $325.2 million -- topping Marvel's The Avengers, which earned $299.2 million through its first eight days. The latter film also holds the second weekend record ($103.05 million), but Universal itself is already projecting World will overtake that with $103.3 million this weekend for yet another record.

In third place, Spy eased 35 percent from last week to $3.08 million. The genre send-up from Melissa McCarthy and writer/director Paul Feig has tallied $66.95 million to date. BoxOffice projects a $10.8 million third frame.

Open Road's Dope bowed in fourth place with a respectable $2.38 million from 2,002 locations yesterday. The film's early word of mouth is living up to the buzz with an 86 percent Flixster score on top of its 90 percent critics' score. BoxOffice projects the flick will net around $7 million for opening weekend.

Filling out the top five, San Andreas added $2.18 million yesterday as it eased 31 percent from last Friday. The Dwayne Johnson-led disaster pic has tallied $126.2 million domestically thus far, and should land around $7.8 million for Father's Day weekend.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.


Friday Update #2: Sources tell BoxOffice that based on early results, this is how the weekend could shape up:

Jurassic World: $103 million
Inside Out: $80 million
Dope: $8 million

Check back tomorrow for updated projections and official studio figures.


Friday Update #1: Disney reports this morning that Pixar's Inside Out is off to an excellent start with $3.7 million earned from Thursday evening shows beginning at 8pm. That marks the highest pre-opening day gross for a Pixar title since Toy Story 3's $4 million midnight debut on the same weekend in June 2010. By comparison, Pixar's most recent title -- Monsters University tallied $2.6 million from 8pm Thursday shows two summers ago. Last year's How to Train Your Dragon 2 from DreamWorks and Fox pulled $2 million from 8pm Thursday shows.

Inside Out's strong early performance is a great sign for the weekend ahead as families and fans turn out for the first Pixar movie in two years, the longest gap they've had between films in nearly a decade. While it should be noted that Pixar has an older fan base expected to turn out for the first shows last night, the film's stellar reviews (99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes as of Friday morning) combined with the fact that this is the first major animated movie to open since Fox/DW's Home three months ago should lead to a huge turnout this weekend. The big question mark is how that will affect -- or be affected by -- Jurassic World, which cornered the family audience as part of its massive record debut last weekend. Either way, it looks like another very busy weekend ahead at the box office.

Note: Disney reports that Inside Out received special Tuesday night screenings whose gross is not included in the reported Thursday night figure, but will be rolled in at the end of business Friday.

Meanwhile, Dope bowed to a solid $425,000 last night. Comparisons are few and far between, but the much buzzed-about pic is also riding great reviews (88 percent) into the weekend and should prove to build on its sleeper status.

More updates as they come...

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By Daniel Garris

Jurassic World rounded out its historic first week at the box office with a first place take of $17.82 million on Thursday. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary declined 10 percent from Wednesday's performance. Yesterday's percentage hold wasn't as relatively impressive as many of the film's other daily holds thus far, but that was quite understandable given how strongly the film held up throughout the week as a whole, especially for a film of this size. Jurassic World took in a record-breaking $296.21 million in its first seven days of release. That was an extremely impressive $26.19 million and 10 percent stronger than the $270.02 million seven-day start of previous record holder 2012's Marvel's The Avengers. Given both strong word of mouth and strong daily percentage holds thus far, no new direct competition for action fans and Father's Day on Sunday, Jurassic World looks to be in store for a terrific second weekend hold.

Fox's Spy held steady in a distant second with $1.68 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down just 28 percent from last Thursday. Spy placed in second for the week with $22.94 million. That represented a 44 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $63.87 million. Spy is currently running an underwhelming 20 percent behind the $79.60 million two week take of 2013's Identity Thief.

Warner's San Andreas grossed $1.13 million to remain in third. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film decreased a slim 3.5 percent from Wednesday and 36 percent from last Thursday. San Andreas took third place for the week with $15.68 million. The film was down a sharp 56 percent from the previous frame, but still continues to exceed expectations with a strong three-week take of $123.99 million.

Focus' Insidious: Chapter 3 remained in fourth place with $0.876 million. The third installment of the low-budget horror franchise from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions fell 6 percent from Wednesday and a very solid 34 percent from last Thursday. Insidious: Chapter 3 placed in fourth for the week with $11.19 million. That represented a very sharp 63 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $41.26 million.

Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.721 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick took fifth place this week with $8.73 million. The film was down a healthy 24 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very impressive $174.16 million through five weeks of release.

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Universal Pictures International (UPI) has released Minions in Indonesia and Australia and early estimates show the animated film taking in $987,716 from 461 locations.

The film opened at #1 in Indonesia on Wednesday, 41% ahead of Despicable Me 2 and scored Universal's second biggest opening day behind Furious 7, but ahead of Jurassic World. It was also the country's biggest opening day for an animated film.

Minions bowed today in Australia and is pacing 32% ahead of Despicable Me 2. The film took second place behind Jurassic World which has grossed $15.89 million through Wednesday. 

Minions also opens today in Malaysia and Singapore and will open in 40 other international markets before its North American release on July 10.

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jurassicworld.pngUniversal reports that Jurassic World added another $19.9 million on Wednesday, an expected 18 percent decline from Tuesday's gross. That gives the blockbuster smash sequel a domestic total of $278.4 million through just six days of release, representing the biggest six-day total in history (topping Marvel's The Avengers' $257.6 million six-day haul by 8 percent). Additionally, yesterday's gross was the fourth best non-opening Wednesday in history, trailing only the first Wednesday grosses of Transformers ($29.1 million, second day of release), The Amazing Spider-Man ($23.3 million, second day of release), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($20.8 million, sixth day of release). In terms of non-holiday and non-opening Wednesday grosses, Jurassic World now holds that record as well. On the all-time domestic chart, the film leaped another ten spots to 69th place all-time (between The Hangover's $277.3 million and Meet the Fockers' $279.3 million).

In second place, Spy took in $1.8 million on Wednesday for a 35 percent week-to-week drop. The latest Melissa McCarthy-Paul Feig collaboration has tallied $62.2 million through 13 days of release.

San Andreas claimed third place yesterday with $1.17 million, down 50 percent from last Wednesday. The disaster flick's 20-day domestic haul is a strong $122.85 million.

Insidious Chapter 3 posted $0.93 million on Wednesday for a 44 percent decline from the same day last week. The horror sequel's 13-day tally is $40.4 million.

Filling out the top five, Pitch Perfect 2 grossed another $0.76 million yesterday, down just 19 percent from last week. The comedy sequel's 34-day haul is $173.44 million.

 

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