GLOBAL: A $68M Overseas Push Pulls 'Gravity' Close to $200M Worldwide

on October 13, 2013

grav.pngA $28 million weekend makes Gravity the top film overseas, with 3.3 million admissions registered at over 5,700 screens in 38 markets. The film is closing in on $200 million worldwide, a figure it should reach by mid-week. Gravity has grossed a total of $68 million outside of North America. 

Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi spectacle reports a $4.3 million hold from 1,155 screens in Russia, taking its cume in the territory to $14.5 million. The film only dropped 15% in Germany, where it held to the top spot at the box office by earning $3.1 million over the weekend. Gravity has grossed a total of $8.2 million in Germany. Gravity posted an 11% drop in Australia, bringing in $3 million to continue being the top film in the territory. The sci-fi flick has grossed a total of $8.1 million in Australia. A $2 million weekend in Spain represents another fantastic hold for the film, only 10% down from its debut, and launches the film to a $5.1 million cume in the territory. Gravity opened in second place in Brazil with $1.5 million, behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The second place finish in the territory is only in terms of total box office, as Gravity nearly doubled Cloudy's per-screen average in its 205 screens.  

The Minions took in an impressive $10.1 million from 2,500 dates in 40 territories over the weekend, as the animated sequel opened in its final two overseas territories. A $6.8 million opening in Italy was more than enough for the top spot in Italy, where it took 41% of the country's market share and recorded a 40% improvement over the opening of its predecessor. Greece contributed a $535K first place finish from 80 dates, as the film posted a 10% improvement over the debut of the original. Despicable Me 2 is the top film in Japan for the fourth consecutive week, dominating the box office with a 49% market share and a $19.2 million Japanese cume. Despicable Me 2 passed Shrek Forever After as the seventh highest grossing animated film of all time in the overseas box office. The animated film has grossed $522.1 million overseas and $885.2 million worldwide.

Now You See Me jumped into the scene after surprisingly beating After Earth in a head-to-head battle during the early stages of the summer in North America. The film has since gone to gross $333 million worldwide, including a robust $215.3 million overseas. Now You See Me opened in China this weekend with an $8 million bow. BoxOffice estimates the film's budget at $105 million, making Now You See Me one of the year's most profitable films. The film still has one more major market left in its agenda with an October 25 release date in Japan.

Turbo saw a 20% bump in New Zealand and a 1% increase in Switzerland as the animated film posted a strong hold to bring in $5.4 million from 2,932 screens across 14 markets. Turbo also posted strong holds in Germany (-25%), Austria (-15%), and Norway (-14%). The film opened in third place in the Netherlands with an $811K take from 185 screens. Turbo has grossed $125.2 million overseas and $207.5 million worldwide, with openings in France and Sweden scheduled for the next couple of weeks.  

Runner Runner brought in $5.2 million from 3,756 screens across 56 markets, taking its overseas tally to a $31.3 million total. The film took $770K from 469 screens in its Mexican debut, a second place $466K premiere from Taiwan, and a $289K debut in the Netherlands. Runner Runner will expand to seven more overseas markets next weekend, including Germany, Austria, and New Zealand. The film has grossed a total of $45.4 million worldwide.

Rush is on its way to the $50 million overseas mark after reaching a $47.5 million cume outside of North America over the weekend. The film retained the top spot in Australia with a $1.6 million performance. Rush Howard's F1 biopic has now grossed a total of $69.7 million worldwide. 

A $3.5 million first place opening in France helped Planes cross the $100 million mark this weekend. The film has grossed a total of $102.3 million from 49 territories, with Norway opening next weekend. The United Kingdom is the film's top market with a $13 million cume. Other top performers include Spain ($7.7M), Mexico ($7.3M), and Germany ($7.1M). Planes has grossed $190.7 million worldwide. The film will open in Italy on November 8 and Japan on December 21.

Escape Plan opened in 16 markets a week ahead of its North American debut. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone teamed up for a $2.7 million head start, including a $1.2 million take from the Middle East. Escape Plan will make its way to theaters in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, and North America next weekend. 

Prisoners opened in France to a strong $2.2 million from 258 screens, finishing the weekend in second place behind Planes. It was nearly twice as much as the film's German bow, where it opened to $1.2 million from 255 screens behind Gravity and Turbo. Prisoners has now grossed $22.6 million from 42 overseas markets as it prepares to open in Australia and Brazil next weekend. Prisoners has grossed $ 76.2 million worldwide.

Riddick reached the $50 million milestone overseas after adding $1.5 million from 51 markets. The sci-fi flick has two key markets on its slate to increase its overseas tally, with Mexico opening on October 25 and South Korea on November 14. Riddick is reporting a $50.4 million overseas total and $92 million global cume.  

The Lone Ranger took in $2.4 million from its first hold-over weekend in China, taking its overseas total to $170.7 million. The film finished its 15th weekend at the global box office with a $260 million cume, still short of its estimated $290 million budget.

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