Box Office Archive: International – 2012

(December 28-30, 2012)

 

Peter Jacksons’ ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ grossed $106.5m for an easy win at the international weekend box office, taking its overall tally to an impressive $464m after three weekends in play.  The Middle-earth adventure opened in Australia with a whooping $18m and scored strong No 1 holds in France, Germany, Spain and the U.K.  It now stands at $686m worldwide after factoring in North America.

 

The ‘Life of Pi’ retained second place after a close battle with ‘Les Miz’ and added $39.2m for a new total of $220m.  Ang Lee’s sea adventure will receive a further boost next week when it arrives in nine new markets including Japan and South Korea.  It made an impressive overall total of $90.8m in China.

 

‘Les Miserables’ grossed $38.3m from eight territories for an early tally of $48.7m.  Tom Hooper’s musical adaptation debuted with a remarkable $20.1m in South Korea, a record opening for Universal Pictures International in the territory.  GE 31 December 2012

 

 

(December 21-23, 2012)

 

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ dominated the international box office for a second weekend.  The first instalment of the planned trilogy grossed $91m over the three days, taking its tally to an impressive $284m.  Russia leads the way with a $16.8m debut, and Germany had an impressive first week hold of $12.6m after falling by only 17%.

 

The ‘Life Of Pi’, debuting in 35 markets, added a further $23.2m over the weekend for a new running total of $160.5m.  Ang Lee’s adventure grossed an impressive $5.8m on its UK opening for a second place behind ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.

 

‘Rise Of The Guardians’ grossed an additional $13.7m during its sixth weekend in play for an overall tally of $142.9m.  GE 24 December 2012

 

 

(December 14-16, 2012)

 

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ grossed an excellent estimated $138.2m at the international weekend box office with 3D screens comfortably accounting for more than half of the proceeds.  The first part of the trilogy opened in 56 markets in total and the UK posted the highest return with an estimated $18.3m, including previews.  After factoring in North America, it has already grossed an estimated $223.2m worldwide.

 

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Rise Of The Guardians’ crossed the $100m mark internationally after grossing a further $20.1m over the weekend in second place.  Its overall international tally now stands at $119.4m.  GE

 

 

(December 7-9, 2012)

 

‘Rise Of The Guardians’ has performed stronger in the international markets than North America and claimed the No 1 spot at the weekend box office after grossing an estimated $26m.  The impressive performance takes its overall total to an estimated $90.5m after four weekends in play.

 

‘Life Of Pi’ passed the $100m milestone internationally during its third weekend on release.  It added an estimated strong $23.8m to finish second over the three-day period with China contributing an estimated $14.6m from a No 1 hold.

 

‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ grossed an estimated $23.5m over the weekend in third place, taking its international total to $482.4m.  This fifth and final instalment of the ‘Twilight Saga’ was already the most commercially successful of the franchise.

 

‘Skyfall’ continued to set new records after returning a further estimated $20.3m in fourth spot.  Its international tally rose to an estimated $656.6m, but after factoring in North America, the estimated worldwide total of $918m is the highest ever for Sony.  GE

 

 

(November 30 – December 2, 2012)

 

‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ will cross the $450m mark during the early part of next week, after it continued to dominate the international box office with a $49m return during its third weekend in play.  This final and fifth part of the Twilight Saga is already the most successful of the franchise in the international market and, after factoring in North American, it currently stands at $702m worldwide.

 

‘Rise Of The Guardians’ exceeded international expectations when it returned $40m in second place.  Its running tally now stands at an early $57m and DreamWorks Animation will be looking for a solid performance next week.

 

 

(November 23-25 2012)

 

‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2’, exceeded expectations during its second weekend at the international box office, grossing a further $104.2m.  The final part of the ‘The Twilight Saga’, now stands at $365.5m internationally and, after factoring in North America, $589.9m worldwide.  Its distributor, Lionsgate, crossed the $1bn milestone for the year internationally.  GE

 

 

(November 16-18 2012)

 

The launch of Summit’s final part of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn Part 2, released through Lionsgate International, totally dominated the international weekend box office as expected, grossing an estimated $199.6m, including $3m attributed to IMAX locations.  After a stronger than predicted North American opening, it already stands at $340.9m worldwide.

 

The 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, returned a further estimated $49.6m, taking it passed the $500m milestone.  With a worldwide tally standing at $669.2m, it is now the most commercially successful film of the franchise.

 

Sony’s share of the Skyfall proceeds takes it beyond the $4bn annual mark for the first time.  GE

 

 

(November 9-11 2012)

 

‘Skyfall’ continued its domination of the international weekend box office with the combined grosses of Sony Pictures Releasing International and MGM adding a further $89m during its third week in play for overall takings of $428.6m.

 

It is early days for Ben Affleck’s third feature ‘Argo’, which currently stands at $27.1m after returning an additional $12m from 36 markets.  Strong word-of-mouth and award season speculation fuelled impressive holds on its US release.

 

A further $11.2m for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ gave Disney’s video game animation a new running total of $26.1m.  GE

 

 

(November 2-5 2012)

 

The latest James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’, controlled the international weekend box office, grossing a further $156m in 81 markets.  The exceptional performance takes the overall tally to $287m after just two weekends and it should become the most commercially successful film of the franchise.  The UK was its most profitable market for the second weekend running, grossing $25.7m in an outstanding hold.  GE

 

 

(October 26-28, 2012)

 

The 23rd James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’, dominated the international weekend box office, grossing an estimated $77.7m from 25 markets.  The UK led the way with an estimated $32.4m for the second highest ever weekend opening in the territory.  It opens in most other markets next weekend before arriving in the the US on 8 & 9 November.

 

Sony’s family animation, ‘Hotel Transylvania’, boasted its most successful international weekend to date.  After grossing a further $18.1m, it will shortly pass the $100m milestone.  GE 29 October 2012

 

 

(October 19-21, 2012)

 

‘Paranormal Activity 4’ narrowly defeated ‘Taken 2’ at the international weekend box office to take the No 1 spot with an estimated $26.5m.  After factoring in North America, it stands at an estimated $56.7m worldwide and opens in India, South Korea and Taiwan this week.  ‘Taken 2’ grossed an estimated $23.5m during its third weekend in play, taking the action thriller’s overall international tally to an impressive $175.7m.  GE 22 October 2012

 

 

(October 12-14, 2012)

 

Action thriller, ‘Taken 2’, easily retained the top spot at the international box office during its second weekend.  Distributed in different markets by Fox International and EuropaCorp, it grossed a further $45.1m, taking its overall international tally to $134.8m.  After factoring in North America, its worldwide takings of $220.9m continue to defy the film’s disappointing reviews.  GE 16 October 2012

 

 

(October 5-7, 2012)

 

‘Taken 2’ stormed to the top of the weekend international box office, following the same pattern as North America where punters ignored disappointing reviews.  Relying heavily upon the appeal of the original for the opening weekend, the action sequel will have to stand more on its own two feet as word of mouth becomes more influential.  It opens in nine markets next weekend including Germany and Italy.  GE 9 October 2012

 

 

(September 28-30, 2012)

 

A stunning $24m debut in China paved the way for Rain Johnson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Looper’, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, to win last weekend’s international box office with a return of $36m.  Endgame Entertainment, who had financed the production, entered into a co-production arrangement with Beijing-based DMG Entertainment, which was enough to circumvent one of China’s protectionist temporary bans on foreign films.  ‘Looper’ opened the Toronto International Film Festival last month.  GE 2 October 2012

 

 

(September 21-23, 2012)

 

‘Resident Evil: Retribution’, the fifth of the franchise, maintained international domination at the weekend in contrast to its lukewarm performance domestically.  An estimated $30.5m return at the weekend box office took its overall international tally to an estimated $103.4m with Japan contributing $6.2m for a strong second week hold.  It opens in UK and Italian markets this week.  GE 24 September 2012

 

 

(September 14-16, 2012)

 

The Dark Knight Rises’ long reign at the top of the international box office came to a close last weekend with the arrival of Sony’s sci-fi horror, Resident Evil: Retribution.  The fifth instalment of the franchise grossed an estimated $50m with Japan contributing a fifth of the tally.  In total, it was the most successful film in 30 of the 65 territories where it opened.  GE 18 September 2012

 

 

(September 7-9, 2012)

 

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ grossed a further $13m at the international box office last weekend to cross the $600m milestone and retain its No 1 position for an eighth consecutive week.  Italy was the last territory to open the final part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy where its tally reached $14.5m after a $2.3m weekend haul.  It is currently the thirteenth most successful film of all time worldwide.  GE  12 September 2012

 

 

(August 31 – September 2, 2012)

 

Spider-Man defeated Batman in the superheroes battle to secure control of the Chinese box office, grossing an impressive $33.3m last week when the two came head-to-head with theatrical openings.  The Amazing Spider-Man’s return was almost $5m more than its rival and Sony’s blockbuster now stands at $475.3m internationally.  Elsewhere, a strong Italian debut for the final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy meant that it claimed No 1 spot at the international weekend box office overall for the seventh consecutive week.  The Dark Knight Rises currently stands at $574m internationally and, after factoring in North America, in excess of $1bn worldwide.  GE 3 September 2012

 

 

(August 24-26, 2012)

 

After claiming the No 1 spot at the international box office for the sixth consecutive weekend, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ earned a further estimated $4.45m yesterday on a strong Chinese debut.  With worldwide grosses now in excess of $945m, after factoring in North America, it is set to receive a further boost on Wednesday upon an Italian release.  GE 28 August 2012

 

 

(August 17-19, 2012)

 

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ became the highest performer of the franchise outside North America after grossing a further $20.6m at the international weekend box office to retain the top spot for the fifth consecutive week.  The opening of ‘Total Recall’ in South Korea contributed an impressive $5.2m to its weekend return of $19m, taking its international tally to $58.2m.  ‘The Bourne Legacy’ came in third on $18.2m after expanding into five further markets, including a No 1 spot in Australia where it grossed $4.9m.  GE 20 August 2012

 

(August 10-12, 2012)

 

The Dark Knight Rises continued to dominate internationally with a fourth consecutive weekend No 1 spot.  The fourth of the franchise grossed a further $34.2m, taking its tally to $445.3m internationally and, after factoring in North America, $835.4m worldwide. The UK had the highest weekend returns internationally at $3.3m.  GE 13 August 2012

 

 

(August 3-5, 2012)

 

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ easily retained the top spot in the international chart (3-5 August) grossing $67 million from 58 markets, taking its total to $378.4.  The UK made the highest contribution with $6.8m during its third weekend.

 

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ generated a further $32.8 million from 62 markets, increasing its total to $530 million.  An impressive $11.1 million haul in China was only 11% lower than last weekend.

 

‘Ted’ was No 1 in seven markets, including the UK, Germany and Russia, adding $32 million to a total now standing at $77.3 million.  Universal expanded into 10 new markets with another five following next weekend.  GE 5 August 2012cialis black informationcialis black indiacialis black infocialis black 800mg information
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