Bullet Train and Super Pets Cross $100 Million Worldwide; Minions Nears $800 Million – Deadline
sony High-speed train was the worldwide and international box office leader for studios in its second year with an addition $17 million of 61 foreign markets for an offshore total of $60 million and global riding the rails beyond $100 million for $114.5 million until Sunday.
International holding markets fell 40%; word of mouth is good and the Brad Pitt star still has a ways to go, as Korea, Italy and Japan are still to come. Korea’s Yonhap news agency ran a story this week that Pitt was set to hit the market for the first time in eight years, and is said to have stepped in to promote the film later this week.
France was the main market on BT this weekend with $1.7M (though locally Toei’s One Piece Movie: Red caused a ruckus with what we hear was a #1 start at $3.34 million). The French enjoy BT is $5.8 million. The UK is currently at $6 million. Mexico grossed $5.4 million, followed by Australiais $4.1 million and Saudi Arabia and Spain at $3.6 million each. The overall volume of IMAX is $6.3 million.
In second place for studios, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru snatched another $10.8M of 80 markets to elevate the international to $446.7M and worldwide to $790.4M. It helped Uni cross the $3 billion mark at the global box office during the session, and China is yet to come on Friday (the previous Despicable Me the franchise film made $158.2 million there).
For Gru and the crew, Japan jumped 5% this framework, surpassing Sing 2 as the highest-grossing Hollywood animated film of the pandemic with $24.8 million to date. The best recipes to date are in the UK ($46M), Mexico ($38M), Australia ($28.7M), Germany ($27.8 million) and Japan.
ace flyer Top Gun: Maverick remains in the Top 5 worldwide this weekend, and at No. 3 internationally for studios with an additional $8.4M of 64 offshore markets. This is the 12th weekend (!) for the Paramount/Skydance Missile Tom Cruise who has now reported $704.2M at sea and $1.378 billion worldwide. In IMAX, it is at 102 million dollars.
The decline overseas was 19%. In another case of Japan leaning upwards, TGMThe weekend of was 24% higher than last. The local gross is $82 million. Brazil also increased with a 17% rise to capture $21.8 million to date. The overall market revenue is led by the UK ($97.2M), Japan, Korea ($62.8M), Australia ($61.6M) and France ($52.8 million).
Warner Bros. DC League of Super Pets added $7.7M in the third frame in 69 markets for a good drop of 38%. The international cume is now $51.4M for $109.7M overall. Korea was new this session with $883,000 across 585 screens, ahead sonic the hedgehog 2 by 8%. The main markets to date are the UK ($9.9M), Mexico ($5.5M), France ($4 million), Spain ($2.9M) and Germany ($2.3M). Japan is still due out later this month and Italy and Australia in September.
Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder hammered another $6.2M from 48 materials markets to bring the international total so far to $395.1 million and worldwide to $720.5 million. The fourquel has seen a 46% drop from the last session and has its highest earnings in the UK ($41.8M), Australia ($29.3M), Mexico ($28.3M), Korea ($22.6M) and Brazil ($21.8 million).
Universal trotted Nope this weekend in 19 foreign markets, generating $6.3M take the global tally to $113.9M. The UK debuted Friday as director Jordan Peele’s widest release ever on the market, taking $2.15 million at No. 1. Australia ($1.25M) and France ($1.12M) followed. Also note, Italy gave him a No. 1 spot with $300,000 and Taiwan set the biggest opening day pandemic record for a horror/thriller on Friday, ending the weekend at $200,000.
Nope is on a staggered offshore exit plan with Korea, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Japan still to come through August.
Generally, we’re seeing an overall ease with no new releases from major studios overseas during the later stages of summer, but there’s action around the world for local shots. Chinait is The Moon Man increased its cume to 2.43 billion RMB ($360 million) through Sunday, including $15.1 million from IMAX. New entry in China The fallen bridge opened at 122 million RMB ($18 million) after its debut on Saturday. In Korea, squid game star Lee Jung-jae’s first film Hunt (which premiered at Cannes) bowed to the top of the chart at $12 million. And in Japan, One Piece Movie: Red continues its good momentum (details to come on Monday).
MISC UPDATED CUMES / NOTABLE
Jurassic World Dominion (UNI): international weekend of $4.8 million (86 markets); $601.4M Cumulative International / $974.5M Worldwide
*The beast (UNI): international weekend of $4.7 million (30 markets); $4.7M international revenue
Elvis (WB): $2.8 million international weekend (69 markets); $120.2M International/$261.5M Worldwide
The black phone (UNI): $1.5m international weekend (75 markets); $65M international revenue/$152.7M worldwide
Where the Crawdads sing (SNY): $1M international weekend (4 markets); $14.8 million international/$87 million global