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February 23, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
4TH UPDATE, MONDAY 11:40 AM PT: Updates to Universal’s Fifty Shades Of Grey, Unbroken and Seventh Son have been done below. Also for Fox International’s Best Picture Oscar winner Birdman, as good as Book of Life, Exodus: Gods And Kings, The Fault In Our Stars, Penguins Of Madagascar, Taken 3 and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
3RD UPDATE, MONDAY 4:52 AM PT: Universal and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades Of Grey confirmed a widespread position during a international box office this weekend with $63.2M opposite 58 territories for an abroad cume that’s approaching to strike $300M by Friday. Current cume stands during $275.97M. Combined with domestic, Fifty Shades stands during $405.1M worldwide. Among studio titles this frame, it was followed by Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service with $33.4M in 59 markets and a new R-rated record in Korea. While a latter film benefited from a Chinese New Year celebrations in Asian markets — save China where it doesn’t crawl until Mar 27 – it tied with a tip pretension expelled this support in a Middle Kingdom, Dragon Blade. That Jackie Chan duration actioner, that also stars Adrien Brody and John Cusack, also picked adult $33M. Just behind it was Chow Yun-fat gambling/action comedy From Vegas To Macau II that rolled to $29M in 4 Asian plays. In total, a 7 Chinese New Year/Spring Festival titles in Rentrak’s Top 20 grossed roughtly $120M in their marketplace debuts. (More fact after a initial posts below.)
Overall, this abroad weekend was down compared to final support when Fifty Shades racked adult $156M over a three-day. But it was adult compared to last year’s identical frame that saw a entrance of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug into a Middle Kingdom and a vast Robocop crawl in Brazil.
Later this week, Fifty Shades will be faced with Warner Bros’ Will Smith criminal male comedy Focus both domestically and internationally. It rolls out in some-more than 30 offshore markets, including a UK and Russia, commencement Wednesday. The UK will also check into Fox Searchlight’s Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with a returning expel assimilated by Richard Gere this time. Speaking of Fox Searchlight, a division’s Best Picture Oscar winner, Birdman, flies to France on Wednesday in one of a remaining general bows. Also subsequent week, Sound Editing Oscar leader American Sniper targets Germany, and Animated Feature laureate Big Hero 6 muscles into China.
Actuals will be updated as they arrive. See subsequent a strange posts for some pivotal marketplace info.
2ND UPDATE, 12:55 PM PT: Numbers from Warner Bros have now arrived and as Hollywood preps for tonight’s Oscars, a studio’s Best Picture nominee, American Sniper, has crossed a $100M abroad milestone. A full outline has been combined to a strange post below. More to come…
1ST UPDATE, 11:43 AM PT: International moviegoers shelled out $63.2M this weekend to see vast spender Christian Grey woo lip-biter Anastasia Steele, bringing Fifty Shades‘ offshore cume to $275.97M after dual weekends. That helped a Universal and Focus Features pretension blow past $400M worldwide to $405.1M — with a lot of feverishness entrance from a UK, Germany, France and Brazil. But Fifty Shades wasn’t a usually diversion in city around a creation as Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service exerted quite tactical force in Asia. The Colin Firth-starrer has turn a tip R-rated import into Korea ever — bigger than all James Bond and Jason Bourne cinema — capitalizing on a Chinese New Year duration that kicked off on Thursday and impacts box bureau in a regionwith $17.8M. Elsewhere, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water dripping adult a satisfactory bit of a kids and family business, and special discuss goes to Oscar carefree The Theory Of Everything, that crossed $100M worldwide today.
While we wait on numbers from Warner Bros, sum for Fifty Shades, Kingsman, SpongeBob, Theory and some-more from a other studios are subsequent a strange post. More to come…
PREVIOUS, 8:42 AM PT:Fifty Shades Of Grey continued to browbeat a general box bureau this weekend, holding a No. 1 symbol with an estimated additional $63.2M from 58 territories, according to Universal. After their 2nd session, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have tied adult a $405.1M worldwide gross, $275.97M of that from overseas. While a risque adore story had a weaker reason on No. 1 in North America — down 73% week-on-week – a offshore dump was usually 56%. Fifty Shades has overtaken a lifetime general box bureau of Sex And The City ($263M) and tomorrow will pass a initial Hunger Games‘ abroad sum of $283M.
Playing during 10,323 dates in 58 markets, a film is No. 1 opposite some-more than 50. The usually new opening this support was Trinidad where Fifty Shades picked adult a record-breaking $296K during 16 dates. That’s a biggest Feb opening, a tip R-rated opening and Universal’s 2nd best opening of all time there.
The amorous book-to-screen send from executive Sam Taylor-Johnson continued to bond with moviegoers in vital markets. The UK cume is now $38.8M followed by Germany ($26.3M), France ($20.3M), Brazil ($18.8M); Italy ($18.3M); Russia ($15.5M);Spain ($15.3M); Australia ($13.4M); Mexico ($12.8M); Poland ($7.4M) and Argentina ($6.3M).
There are 4 some-more territories to open: Korea on Feb 26, several Middle East markets on Mar 5, Egypt on Mar 11 and India, where a date is to be fixed.
Fox’s Matthew Vaughn-helmed Kingsman: The Secret Service is now personification in 54 general markets and spied a serve $33.4M from 5,940 screens to take a general cume to $86.8M this frame. Aside from overtaking Fifty Shades Of Grey to turn a No. 1 film in Russia in a 2nd tour ($6.6M cume), a well-reviewed film is severely benefitting from a savvy pierce to recover in Asia during Chinese New Year. The Spring Festival kicked off in a Middle Kingdom on Thursday and nonetheless Kinsgman doesn’t strike that marketplace until Mar 27, there is a knock-on outcome in other Asian territories. Korea combined $8.9M to move a cume there to $17.8M. That’s a towering boost of 86% and puts Kingsman above all Bond and Bourne films as a tip alien R-rated film ever. In Taiwan, Kingsman grossed $3.4M on 125 screens for a biggest Chinese New Year opener of a past 5 years and during 240% above Sherlock Holmes and 182% above X-Men: First Class. In Malaysia, Colin Firth and organisation debuted to $2.25M on 300 screens, a 3rd biggest Fox opener ever there.
Elsewhere, France non-stop to $3.3M from 497. The UK stays a tip offshore play with $20.4M after 4 weeks. Still to go are such pivotal markets as Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Italy and Spain.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water stretched in 15 serve markets this support holding a sum to 44 where it splashed down with $21.9M from 6,562 locations. The Paramount Animation pretension now has an general cume of $76M, pulling it to $201M worldwide including a U.S.’ $125M. The Bikini Bottom-dweller’s excursion into a genuine universe was good for a No. 2 opening in Germany, behind holdover Fifty Shades and a really opposite demographic. Playing during 503 sites, SpongeBob dripping adult $5.3M for a entrance that was 45% bigger than Big Hero 6 and 52% over Penguins Of Madagascar, per Par. France non-stop during No. 4 with $3M from 634. In holdovers, a Paul Tibbit-helmed journey has a $6.4M cume in Russia after dual frames. Brazil has also reason good during No. 2 with $13M after 3 sessions, down usually 13% from final week. SpongeBob travels to Italy on Feb 26, a UK on Mar 27 and Australia on Apr 2.
Breaking annals in so many of a general bows over a past several weeks, Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture carefree American Sniper put $20.5M in a cover this frame, bringing a offshore sum to $108.5M opposite 55 markets. The play bent to No. 1s in France ($6.1M) and Japan ($2.8M). The French perf ranks as a biggest opening ever for an Eastwood film. In Japan, a film had a 48% marketplace share opposite a Top 5 titles. This is a 2nd biggest crawl for an Eastwood film behind a Japanese-language Letters From Iwo Jima. Spain debuted with $3.25M from 397K admissions on 380 screens, another marketplace best opening for Eastwood. Same goes for Mexico with $2.57M from 654K admissions on 1,400 screens. Warner is raised a No. 1 finish here. In a Brazil bow, Sniper targeted $1.8M from 173 screens including sneaks. Not usually does a take break all prior Eastwood records, it also bests a lifetime cumes for all a director’s films save Million Dollar Baby and Hereafter. The tip marketplace cumes forward of Germany’s opening on Feb 26 are Italy ($23M), a UK ($19.6M) and Australia ($14.1M).
Big Hero 6 combined $11M in a abroad frame, holding a general sum to $326M and a tellurian box bureau to $546.23M. While relatives were restraining one on with Fifty Shades Of Grey, UK kids were on holiday and embracing Big Hero 6. The Disney pic saw a 36% boost there this frame. After 24 days in release, a British cume is $24.8M. France forsaken usually 19% from a start final weekend, with a cume of $6.9M. In Japan, Big Hero 6 has roughly finished a illusory run, dropping usually 29% to register a cume to date of $72.1M. Korea, where Big Hero 6 is a 2nd biggest Disney/Pixar charcterised recover ever, saw a dump of usually 9% and now has a sum to date of $19.5M. The film has expelled in all general markets aside from China that bows on Feb 28 giving it a pivotal container as a initial Hollywood film in a Middle Kingdom after a inundate of internal New Year’s pics.
Jupiter Ascending had an estimated $8.9M abroad weekend with scarcely 1.3M admissions from over 6,200 screens in 66 markets. The general cume on a Warner recover is now $75M. Australia and New Zealand both non-stop good with $1.56M and $300K respectively. Brazil led holdovers with $824K for a $5.3M cume, followed by France ($717K/$5.9M) and Germany ($656K/$4.5M). China and Japan could pull this one over a $100M symbol internationally when they open on Mar 6 and 28.
Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins Of Madagascar is still zooming around a globe, adding $5M this support in 36 markets for a cume of $277.1M. Also removing a strike from a Chinese New Year holiday, a squad debuted as a No. 1 MPA pretension in Hong Kong with $1.4M on 82 — 240% bigger than Frozen and 138% aloft than How To Train Your Dragon 2. In Thailand, a super unit bent during No. 1 with 20% of a marketplace and $476K on 200. Holds were all clever in Venezuela ($6.2M cume), Poland ($7.4M cume), Taiwan ($1.1M cume) and Argentina ($4.7M cume).
Despite no new openings, Taken 3 apprehended $4.28M during 2,687 dates in 54 markets to pull a general cume a nick subsequent $200M during $199.2M. Italy led holdovers with a 14% burst over final support for a $1.6M cume. Drops were minimal opposite Latin America with Mexico tops during $369K for a $9.8M sum after 4 frames.
Holding good during European propagandize holidays, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb excavated $4.4M from 1,730 screens in 30 markets. The $229.4M cume was aided by France’s 3rd support of $1.6M from 630 screens for a $7.9M sum to date. In Holland and Belgium, story buffs were out in force, lifting a weekend 17% and 53% respectively.
While a Honig Im Kopf recently became a studio’s tip grossing internal film ever in Germany, Warner Bros’ Traumfrauen debuted during No. 3 this support – behind Fifty Shades and SpongeBob. The comedy from executive Anika Decker tells a together adore stories of 3 immature women in Berlin. It grossed $3.5M from 596 screens this weekend.
Going into tonight’s Oscars, Universal and Working Title’s The Theory Of Everything crossed a $100M symbol globally with a worldwide guess now during $104.1M. The Stephen Hawking biopic combined $2.7M in 46 territories for an offshore sum of $70M. Openings in Bolivia, Ecuador, Iceland, Romania and Ukraine had good formula with a UK reason stability to impress. There, a Eddie Redmayne/Felicity Jones-starrer crossed a $30M threshold with an estimated $745K in a 7th frame. The 52-day sum is now $30.1M there with 10 territories still to go including Denmark, Russia and a Philippines subsequent weekend.
Sony’s The Wedding Ringer rang in $1.6M in a UK, including previews, for a No. 5 crawl this frame. The UAE was a No. 2 start with $400K on 33 screens. In total, a Kevin Hart comedy grossed an estimated $2.5M on 870 screens in 38 territories, holding a abroad cume to $8.1M.
Spreading a wings forward of this evening’s vast kudocast, Birdman combined $2.3M in 46 markets to take a sum to $38.68M for a Fox Searchlight Oscar contender. Australia (+27%) and Spain (+1%) were noted by increases, for particular cumes of $4.27M and $4.16M. Germany was down usually 5% for a sum of $2.58M.
Annie knocked out Peru this frame, holding a No. 1 symbol with $360K on 90 screens. Also in Latin America, Argentina was value $250K on 85 and Chile spent $125K on 42. Holds were clever in Japan (-36%/$10.1M cume) and Spain (-27%/cume $2.9M). In total, a small waif combined $1.8M on 1,840 screens in 31 territories for an abroad cume of $43.8M ($38.2M for Sony Pictures Releasing International/$5.6M for Village Roadshow). France releases this week.
Paramount’s Project Almanac done $1.3M from 508 locations in 10 markets for a sum of $5.4M to date. The time appurtenance story trafficked to a UK this support for a $1.3M crawl (including paid previews) from 385 cinemas.
Legendary’s Seventh Son, that Universal is releasing internationally, conjured another $1M in 20 territories for a Universal sum of $59.69M. Italy non-stop during No. 3 with $942K during 264 dates. A serve 13 markets are nonetheless to bow. Factoring in China, a offshore cume is $85.2M.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in a 3rd weekend in Japan where it forsaken 50% for $714K during 331 locations. This is a film’s final marketplace that now has a cume of $7.4M. The sum general take has reached $292.6M.
Unbroken now has a cume of $45.6M after aggregation a serve $470K in 36 territories this session. There are 4 some-more to go for a Angelina Jolie Universal recover including Bulgaria, Colombia, Serbia/Montenegro and Hong Kong by a rest of Feb and March.
Chinese New Year films contributed $119.5M to coffers in a segment over a three-day frame. Jackie Chan-starrer Dragon Blade, as expected, was a tip pretension holding in $33M for a weekend and $50M for a Thursday-Sunday support per Rentrak. That’s on standard with final year’s The Monkey King that warranted $50.8M as a Spring Festival holiday kicked off in China. With a $29M start, From Vegas To Macau II, starring Chow Yun-fat, outperformed final year’s The Man From Macau that had non-stop to $11.6M. The full Thursday-Sunday on Macau II is estimated during $39M, according to Rentrak. Among a other openers in China were Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal, that has a cume of $26.5M; Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem with a $27M cume; Dad, Where Are We Going? 2 with an $18.5M cume; Triumph In The Skies during $14M; and Emperor’s Holidays during $7.8M. Check out trailers from any of a films here.
Elsewhere in Asia, Kingsman: The Secret Service smartly capitalized on a Chinese New Year holiday frame, scoring a illusory 2nd event in Korea where a box bureau jumped by 86%. It’s now a tip alien R-rated film ever, bigger than all Bond and Bourne titles. The tip internal film was Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island that creatively bent on Feb 11 and has now amassed $23M. Also stability strongly was Ode To My Father that went out primarily behind in Dec and has now upheld Avatar in terms of admissions to turn a 2nd most-attended film of all time in Korea, per FilmBizAsia. Its dollar cume is estimated during $96M.
Fifty Shades Of Grey still has nonetheless to recover in Korea and expectations are not by a roof given a book has not had good invasion there. Same goes for Japan where a film has already been released. But even but those markets, it looks staid to strike $350M abroad before a run is out. And that’s even some-more conspicuous when deliberation it will not be expelled in China where, had it been presented to a censors, it’s a protected gamble usually about 20 mins would have passed.
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper struck a No. 1 container in Japan where Eastwood is really popular. At $2.8M, this is his 2nd best start ever behind Letters From Iwo Jima, that was in Japanese. In 2013, a internal reconstitute of Unforgiven done about $6.8M. Also in Japan are new sum on Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings that has a $5.98M cume after 4 frames lifting its abroad sum to $203.3M. And, The Fault In Our Stars finally non-stop there in a medium-scale recover that was value $449K on 211 screens. Overseas for a Shailene Woodley film is now $181M.
Latin America has been really good to Fifty Shades Of Grey, something that competence warn given a region’s gusto for family films. But, a book was really renouned there and a assembly has sparked to a boundary-pushing film. There is a vast 18-30 year-old demographic that’s approaching to pull Fifty Shades to around $75M in a region.
Warner Bros’ local-language business continues to develop in Germany. Til Schweiger’s Honig Im Kopf recently became a studio’s many successful internal film ever with over $51.5M and counting after 8 weeks. It had been No. 1 for 6 of those. The latest pretension to go out underneath Warner Germany is co-production Traumfrauen that ranked No. 3 in a entrance during $3.5M on 375K admissions from 596 screens. Directed by Anika Decker, a comedy about 3 lovelorn women in Berlin is a Hellinger/Doll, Warner Bros Ent and Decker Bros co-production.
Meanwhile, in Spain, a Fox’s Latin-themed Book Of Life, destined by Jorge R. Gutierrez and constructed by Guillermo del Toro, finally bowed. The colorful charcterised journey started off with $409K on 429 screens for a No. 4 bow. The general cume to date is $46.5M.