Refresh for the latest...: After two big studio movies last weekend, this session was one of Hollywood’s leftovers with mixed results.
Last weekend’s leader, Flashwhich had initially come lower than the forecasts, he added 26.6 million dollars in 78 overseas markets this weekend, falling 59%. Warner Bros/DC’s deep universe title now counts an international score of 123.3 million dollars ABOUT 211 million dollars world.
The top 5 markets are China ($23.6M), Mexico ($14.4M), UK ($8.5M), Brazil ($5.4M) and Korea ($4.7M).
Disney/Pixar’s BASICmeanwhile, it held up better in the second frame, slipping just 18% (-7% when China is excluded). korea is particularly notable with strong social results, and this frame grew by 18% there, becoming the first film to surpass the domestic turnover Summary: There is no way out at number 1, and tops the new entry Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
in Korea, BASIC had the third-highest sophomore weekend for Pixar titles thereafter Inside out AND Toy story 4 as well as 40% above Zootopia. Women are directing this movie in Korea based on word of mouth.
Regarding the full session of the sophomore overseas for BASICit Was 31.3 million dollars in 40 material markets, bringing the offshore total to 55.6 million dollars and global 121.1 million dollars.
New entries this weekend included such top companies in France, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Mexico where it had started no. 1, as well as in all other Latin American markets except Peru, where it was number 2 (Peru is gaga for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts who shot there). Arches no. 1 were also seen in Thailand and Vietnam.
China, which just isn’t taking over for this film, nevertheless leads the overseas play with $11.1 million, followed closely by Korea with $9.6 million, Mexico ($4.6 million), Argentina ($3.1 million) and France ($2.7 million).
There are holidays ahead and more markets to come including the UK, Spain and Japan.
As for those China numbers, and as we noted last week, this session focused on local Dragon Boat Festival releases, courtesy of Lost in the starsa mystery film written by Chen Sicheng i The China Detective franchise and which ended its opening session with RMB 697 million ($97.1 million) for Maoyan. Hollywood, which has seen more and more unsavory returns in the market, just didn’t stand a chance this weekend.
Meanwhile, Sony’s Jennifer Lawrence-starrer No Hard Feelings opened in 48 overseas markets with $9.5 million to trail 33% ahead Good guys and 17% higher than The Cocaine Bear for the same suite at the current exchange rate. The results were highest in the United Kingdom ($1.5 million), Australia ($1.3 million) and Germany ($1.1 million) as is usually the case with American comedies.
Back to the holdings, Paramount/Skydance’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts in its third weekend optimized another $25.6 million from 69 overseas markets. That puts the overseas total at $218.3 million and the global at $341.3 million. Australia got off to a strong $2.9 million start at No. 1 with $2.9 million this session. Japan is still coming in early August. At the moment, China leads all games with $78.1 million, followed by Mexico ($15.8 million), Peru with $11 million, Indonesia with $9.8 million and the UK with $8 million.
As we reported last week, Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had already crossed $500 million globally as of Tuesday. With this weekend, the worldwide tally is now $560.3 million. From this, international representatives 243.2 million dollars. The overseas take this weekend was $22 million from 63 markets. Holdings decreased by 37%.
Korea’s $3 million debut was 9% ahead Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse ANDTaiwan opened to $1.5 million, bettering the previous installment’s opening by 159%.
Here are the top 5 markets so far: China ($46.2M), UK ($29.5M), Mexico ($25.7M), Australia ($16.5M) and Brazil ($11.2M).
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is heading toward $500 million worldwide, coming off a $9.4 million weekend overseas in 52 markets for an overseas cume of $229.1 million and nearly half a century worldwide with $499.3 million through Sunday. Offshore retention this weekend was -41%. It was also the no. 1 in Japan for the third weekend in a row and is the biggest film of 2023 in the Philippines.