Sunday, April 26, 2015

The World B.O.

Internationally, Avengers, Age of Ultron comes out with guns blazing.

Foreign Weekend Box Office -- (World Totals)

Avengers 2 -- $201,200,000 -- ($201,200,000)

Furious 7 -- $69,700,000 -- ($1,321,536,125)

Home -- $13,700,000 -- ($300,884,071)

Cinderella -- $8,500,000 -- ($474,646,000)

Spongebob Squarepants -- $860,000 -- ($310,704,000)

The trades tell us:

... At $201.2M, Disney/Marvel’s Ultron notably debuted 44% bigger than 2012’s Avengers in comparable markets. ...

[Home] earned $7.7M on 3,842 Chinese screens. Combined with the Fox territories this session, the alien-out-of-water pic took in $13.68M to bring the international cume to $147.18M. Holds were strong in France ($3.37M cume), the UK ($31.47M cume) and Brazil ($5.8M cume).

In more good news for Disney, Cinderella twirled into Japan with a No. 1 opening and the biggest first-day and weekend for a Western release of 2015. The $4.8M bow was 112% above the opening of Oz: The Great And Powerful and 19% behind the start of Maleficent.

Paramount’s The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water squeezed $860K at the weekend from 1,640 locations in 33 territories. ... The international cume is now $148.6M. ...

It's evident that animated features and their cousins are doing quite well. Clearly this is not a short-eterm trend.


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