OVERSEAS: 'Noah' Takes $1.4M Opening Day in Mexico, Reaches $2.6M in South Korea on March 22, 2014

noah.pngNoah took a strong $1.4 million debut from 635 locations in Mexico. The result is on par with opening days from Gravity ($1.4M) and 50% ahead of Skyfall ($820k).

South Korea added $1.4 million on Friday, up 20% from its Thursday opening, to reach a $2.6 million running total in the market. The Friday numbers in South Korea are on par with Gravity, 10% above Inception, 85% above Skyfall, and nearly three times those of Life of Pi.

Noah will expand to 20 additional overseas markets alongside its day-and-date debut with North America next weekend.

Other top markets will open on the following dates:

· Germany - Apr 3
· Brazil - Apr 3
· UK - Apr 4
· Spain - Apr 4
· France - Apr 9
· Italy - Apr 10
· Japan - Jun 13 

'300: Rise of an Empire' Takes Wednesday With $1.57 Million on March 20, 2014


By Shawn Robbins

WB's 300: Rise of an Empire topped the daily box office again on Wednesday with another $1.57 million. That represents a 49 percent drop from the same day last week and is 22 percent off from Tuesday's gross. The sequel's domestic total now stands at $83.74 million, 33 percent ahead of the pace of Wrath of the Titans.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman added $1.23 million to its haul yesterday, off 22 percent from the day before and 48 percent from last Wednesday. DreamWorks' animated flick has totaled $68.2 million through its first 13 days of release, 32 percent behind the pace of The Croods.

Disney/DreamWorks' Need for Speed grossed $1.06 million on Wednesday, down 31 percent from the day before. The racing flick has tallied $21.67 million through its first 6 days of release. The flick is ahead of fellow video game adaptation Max Payne by 2.5 percent at the same point in its release.

Universal reports that Non-Stop earned $0.81 million yesterday for a week-to-week decline of 39 percent and a 24 percent drop from Tuesday. The Liam Neeson thriller has banked $71.54 million to-date.

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club slid 30 percent from Tuesday to bring in $0.38 million yesterday. Its 6-day domestic total is $9.45 million, well off the usual pace of most Tyler Perry films.

Wes Anderon's The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to perform well in platform release. The film picked up another $0.37 million on Wednesday from 66 locations, bringing its domestic cume to $5.86 million so far.


OVERSEAS: 'Noah' Posts South Korea's Biggest Opening Day of 2014 on March 20, 2014


Noah took a $1.1 million bow from its opening day on 730 screens in South Korea, the biggest single-day tally for a film in the market this year. 

The film's opening is 15% above Inception, three times bigger than Snow White & the Huntsman, and on par with Gravity.

Noah will open in Mexico on Friday, a week ahead of the film's North American release. Australia and Russia will open on Mach 27.


'Need for Speed' Claims $5.5M Bow on March 17, 2014

needforspeed.jpgNeed for Speed is off to a positive start in Russia. The film opened to $5.5 million in the market, following China as the second highest grossing overseas market for the film. Need for Speed finished the weekend with a $46.5 million day-and-date debut. 

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