Sunday, November 29, 2015

International Derby

Where we observe which movie is doing what at the worldwide box office.

Weekend Foreign Box Office -- (World Totals)

Hunger Games -- $62,000,000 -- ($440,712,341)

The Good Dinosaur -- $28,700,000 -- ($84,265,000)

The Martian -- $51,350,000 -- ($545,140,849)

Spectre -- $30,400,000 -- ($749,556,967)

The Peanuts Movie -- 000 -- ($125,757,472)

Hotel Transylvania 2 -- $4,700,000 -- ($436,750,072) ...

Three years ago, Hotel Transylvania collected $358,375,603 in world grosses, on a budget of $85 million. Its successor is close to $100 million above that, with a production budget of $80 million, owing to the face that A) production has now moved to Canada, the Land of Free Money, and B) many elements from the first movie were carried to the second, lowering some costs.

And our fine entertainment journals inform us:

... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 feathered the nest with $62M in 92 total markets. That’s down about 57% from the debut last week. ...

Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur put down 58% of its international footprint in 39 territories for $28.7M. The story of Arlo and Spot is going out in a staggered release pattern. ... Audiences in the U.S. were 40% 12 & Under and 79% families, and that family play works as a strength given the current and upcoming competitive landscape in some of the individual overseas markets. In what’s looked at as a marathon run, rather than a sprint, the thinking is that word of mouth will also continue to bring older audiences into theaters. ...

Hotel Transylvania 2 checked into seven more markets this frame, scaring up $4.7M from nearly 4,800 screens in 75 total. The offshore cume on the Adam Sandler sequel is now $269.9M. Among the new plays was Australia where it was the top opener at $1.8M from 414 screens, outpacing HT1. ...


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