Sunday, September 13, 2015

Foreign and World Box Office

Minions and Inside Out might have played out their string domestically, but overseas, they continue to frolic.

Weekend Foreign Box Office -- (World Totals)

Minions -- $26,100,000 -- ($1,080,100,000)

Inside Out -- $5,300,000 -- ($747,361,000)

Ant-Man -- $5,100,000 -- ($394,741,000)

Pixels -- $5,200,000 -- ($202,810,193)

Fantastic Four -- $2,700,000 -- )$160,759,637)

The trades tell of Mr. Meledandri's latest success story:

Universal and Illumination’s Minions marched into the Middle Kingdom today with an estimated $20.1M (125M yuan) opening. That makes it the biggest opening day for an animated film ever in China; roughly 50% higher than the previous record held by Kung Fu Panda 2 (81M yuan). ...

Combined with the U.S. gross of $331.6M, the estimated global take is $1.08B, meaning Minions will today pass Toy Story 3‘s $1.064B to become the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide. ...


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