GLOBAL: 'The Hobbit' Sequel Crosses $500M Overseas; 'Frozen' Breaks $600M Worldwide; 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Posts $34.4M Global Debut

on January 05, 2014

poster.pngThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug broke through the $500 million mark overseas and continues to be the #1 film outside of North America.

The Hobbit sequel added $58 million to its coffers this weekend with over 5.6 million admissions from nearly 12,600 screens in 62 markets.

Russia saw a 52% bump in its third weekend with a $9.6 million take to bring its market total to a robust $42 million. The film retained the top spot in Germany for the fourth consecutive weekend with an $8.6 million tally, capturing 35% of the Top 5 marketshare. Germany is still the leading market for The Hobbit sequel with a $75.1 million cume.

Other top performers for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug include: the United Kingdom ($60.8M), France ($46.3M), Australia ($23M), and Spain ($21.1M). The film has grossed $527 million overseas and $756.6 million worldwide. It will open in China on February 21 and Japan on February 28.

Frozen was not far behind The Hobbit sequel. The surprise Disney hit grossed $52.5 million from 49 territories over the weekend.

Frozen opened in six Latin American territories, including a #1 debut in Brazil ($4.2M weekend, $5.9M including previews) that accounts for the market's highest Disney/Pixar premiere of all time. The film posted the second biggest Disney/Pixar debut of all time in Argentina with a $2.8 million bow. Frozen is the highest grossing Disney/Pixar release of all time in Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is also the biggest Disney Animation release of all time in the United Kingdom and Norway.

Top markets for Frozen include: the United Kingdom ($50.4M), Germany ($40.2M), France ($38.5M), Russia ($29.3M), and Italy ($22M).

Frozen has grossed a total of $342.1 million overseas and $639.9 million worldwide.

A $31.5 million take from 7,024 screens in 56 markets nearly doubled the overseas total for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The Ben Stiller film took mid-table openings in four major markets: a $4.8 million bow in Russia, $3.4 million in South Korea, $3.3 million in Germany, and $3.2 million in France.

Australia posted the strongest hold with a $2.5 million tally in its second weekend, a 14% drop from its opening, to reach a $7.3 million total. The United Kingdom contributed $2 million in its second weekend, a 27% slide from its debut, to reach an $8.6 million cume.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has grossed a total of $68.8 million overseas and $114.5 million worldwide.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones launched in 24 territories for a $16.2 million overseas debut. The latest chapter in the found-footage style horror franchise took a $3.2 million bow from 350 screens in the United Kingdom, a $3.1 million from 250 screens in France, and $3 million from its premiere in 285 cinemas across Germany.

Other top openers for the film include Mexico ($2M, 555 Locations), Spain ($1M, 242 Locations), Argentina ($628k, 100 Locations), Peru ($456k, 69 Locations), and the Netherlands ($339k, 44 Locations).

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones will be released in 14 additional territories next weekend, including Brazil and Russia. The film's North American debut brings its global opening weekend to a $34.8 million total.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire brought in an additional $9.1 million over the holiday weekend to reach a $423.4 million overseas total. Catching Fire has played exceptionally well in North America, where the film has provided as close to a 50/50 split with the overseas grosses. Catching Fire has grossed a total of $830.8 million.

Top markets for Catching Fire include: the United Kingdom ($54.3M), Germany ($41.6M), Australia ($34.9M), China ($27.8M), France ($26.6M), Mexico ($24.7M), and Russia ($23.9M).

Anchorman 2 took $5.4 million over the weekend, a 29% slide from the previous frame, to reach a $35 million overseas total.

The United Kingdom is still the film's top overseas market. The Anchorman sequel grossed $3 million in its third frame to reach a $20 million total in the U.K. Anchorman 2 has already earned 6 times the entire lifetime gross of the original in the market.

Australia does one better, where the sequel has outgrossed the original seven times over. Anchorman 2 took in $2.1 million in its latest frame, a 26% drop from the previous weekend, to reach a $12.5 million total.

Anchorman 2 has grossed $144.1 million worldwide after three weeks in release.

Walking with Dinosaurs added $11.3 million from 4,734 screens in 49 markets. The film opened mid-table in Australia with a $2 million bow. The United Kingdom added $1.2 million in its third weekend to raise its total in the market to $7.2 million.

Walking with Dinosaurs has earned $52.6 million overseas and $80.2 million worldwide.

Escape Plan crossed the $100 million outside of North America this weekend. The action flick has grossed a total of $100.7 million overseas and $125.7 million worldwide. The film was more successful in China than in North America, where the Stallone/Schwarzenegger collaboration grossed $39.4 million.

Thor: The Dark World reached a total of $428 million overseas and $631.5 million worldwide.

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  • Kenneth said on January 06, 2014 04:39 AM

    Why does the article say that Frozen is a Pixar-movie?

  • S. Cam said on January 09, 2014 09:30 AM

    More importantly, why didn't they correct it?

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