Sunday, June 22, 2014

The World Movie Market

Two movies with dragons in them are doing really well.

Maleficent crossed the $500 million mark globally after adding $44.7 million to it haul from 54 foreign territories. Its foreign grosses were robust in large part because it opened in China, the world’s second largest film market, to $20.3 million. ...

Weekend Foreign Box Office -- (World Totals)

Maleficent -- $44,700,000 -- ($521,580,000)

How To Train Your Dragon 2 -- $43,500,000 -- ($172,376,735)

Frozen -- $3,400,000 -- ($1,259,103,000)

Meantime, HTTYD 2 had the biggest worldwide haul over the weekend, taking in $68,800,000 to Malificent's $57,712,000.

... “How to Train Your Dragon 2” flew into the record books — and past concerns about the World Cup denting the global box office — with a $6.8 million opening in Brazil.

That's the second biggest animated opening ever in that country, which is playing host to soccer's biggest event. It's also three times more than the original's debut there, and 10 percent better than last summer's debut of “Despicable Me 2.” ...


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