Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Foreign B.O.

This week, animation and viz effx are present, but far from dominant.

Weekend Foreign Box Office -- (World Totals)

SpongeBob Squarepants -- $14,200,000 -- ($236,622,050)

Big Hero 6 -- $21,600,000 -- ($572,179,741)

Jupiter Ascending -- $3,500,000 -- ($124,211,063)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- $562,000 -- ($485,004,754)

Night at the Museum -- $2,200,000 -- ($342,811,000)

Penguins of Madgascar -- $2,500,000 -- ($362,893,867) ...

The trades provide texture and detail:

... Disney’s Big Hero 6 lived up to its name, posting the biggest opening weekend ever for a Disney or Pixar animated release in China. The $14.8M haul in the Middle Kingdom was 68.5% of the full $21.6M frame for Hiro and Baymax in 25 overseas markets. The bow bested Frozen‘s start last year which was $14M over five days in a crowded 2014 Lunar New Year field. ...

Elsewhere, Big Hero 6 this frame held on to the No. 1 slot amongst animated films in Japan for the 9th consecutive frame; and is still the No. 2 Western release. The international cume is now $351.3M and the global total is $572.18M. ...

The Penguins of Madagascar continued cajoling Venezuelans with another $1M for a local cume of $7.7M. The total weekend take on the Fox/DreamWorks Animation pic was $2.5M elevating the overseas cume to $281.6M.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water splish-splashed to another strong $14.2M for Paramount in 46 territories at 6,947 locations. The international cume is swimming close to $100M with $96.3M to date. ...

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb exhibited a weekend take of $2.2M lifting the Fox cume to $232.6M. ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles served up a further $562K in Japan at 332 sites. The cume after four weekends in the final territory takes the movie to an $8.6M cume there and brings the international total to $293.8M. ...

A lot of the big vfx features (Turtles, Museum) are near the end of their respective box office trails.


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