Edge of Tomorrow continues earning overseas ahead of its North American debut. The Tom Cruise sci-fi flick entered the 5-day holiday weekend in South Korea with a $1.9 million haul at 681 screens. The film has now grossed a total of $5.8 million in South Korea.
Russia recorded a $1.4 million bow from over 1,600 screens, making Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise's biggest opening day of Ll time for Tom Cruise in Russia. United Arab Emirates recorded $410k on 81 screens.
Edge of Tomorrow is entering the weekend with a $41 million overseas total.
By Daniel Garris
It what should be its last day at the top of the daily box office, Disney's Maleficent took in $5.399 million on Thursday to lead the box office for a seventh consecutive day. The 3D fantasy film starring Angelina Jolie was down just 4 percent from Wednesday. That percentage hold represented the day's best daily percentage among wide releases, which was especially impressive given the strong Thursday evening debut of Fox's The Fault in Our Stars (which will be counted towards Friday's opening day performance). Maleficent performed on the very high end of its lofty expectations this week with a strong seven-day start of $93.85 million and is set to surpass the $100 million domestic milestone today. Maleficent is currently running 24 percent ahead of the $75.48 million seven-day take of 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman.
Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past held steady in second place with $2.61 million. The 3D superhero sequel was down 8 percent from Wednesday and down 48 percent from last Thursday. In addition to the new evening competition from both The Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow, the marketplace in general also likely took a bit of a hit from Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Days of Future Past placed in second for the week with $44.93 million. That was down 65 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $174.40 million. X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently running 61 percent ahead of the $108.42 million 14-day take of 2011's X-Men: First Class.
Universal's A Million Ways to Die in the West took in $1.28 million to remain in third. The western comedy directed by and starring Seth MacFarlane fell 10 percent from Wednesday's performance. A Million Ways to Die in the West placed in third for the week with a disappointing seven-day start of just $22.99 million and is likely to be at least somewhat front-loaded going forward. Clearly, westerns with comedic elements are currently still a tough sell at the box office.
Godzilla claimed fourth place on Thursday with $1.01 million. Warner's 3D sci-fi action remake fell 9 percent from Wednesday and 45 percent from last Thursday. While it didn't hold up well with the entire week in mind, Godzilla has finally started to show some signs of relative stabilizing during the midweek. For the week, Godzilla placed in fourth with $16.66 million. That brings the film's three-week total to $179.09 million.
By Alex Edghill
Thursday Morning Update: The Fault In Our Stars recovered well from its post-premiere dip as it rose 13% on Wednesday to 186,993 tweets, up from 165,878 tweets on Tuesday. Continuing its record-shattering theme, it was once again easily the biggest pre-release Wednesday on record for a Friday opener, hammering the one week old mark that Maleficent put up of 116,388. Maleficent relied heavily on its premiere and a red carpet incident involving Brad Pitt being hit in the face to set that mark while Stars needed no such snafu to get there, just reliance on its army of die hard fans and those around piling on for the buzz storm. Its always refreshing to see a film captivate Twitter (and indeed pop culture) such as this. Various other films have achieved this status over the past five years I have been monitoring Twitter: Paranormal Activity, Inception, and the Twilight/Hunger Games franchises come to mind. We are predicting $49 million for the film on the weekend, easily giving it the crown over the competition. While this might not be anywhere close to a June record in terms of actual dollars, it is monumental considering that it cost just $12 million to make, and I'm positive its upcoming fortunes would not be anywhere near as vast without the influence of social media. Not only has Fox done a great job in its promotion of the film, but the fans of the book have been super vocal (like fans of the aforementioned franchises) which has helped to greatly raise its awareness and profile. Because of this it has now set a new high-water mark for social media excellence that I'd be willing to bet will be around for at least the rest of the year.
The Edge Of Tomorrow had a 19% raise to 14,541 tweets on Wednesday, up from 12,222 tweets on Tuesday. By comparison, Oblivion had 3,797 tweets its Wednesday before release while Elysium had 3,862. Generally weak expansions day to day for a film in its range (less than 50,000 tweets in its release week) are a watch-out sign, but considering that it opened in 28 territories last weekend and is appealing to an older male-dominated audience I'm not as concerned about it. We are predicting $30 million for it over the weekend, giving it a slight edge over the returning Maleficent which we are pegging to ring in with $29 million. The very strong reviews should lead to solid word of mouth and a leggy run at the box office over the coming few weeks.
Top 15 Movies for Wednesday June 4th
|1 (-)||The Fault in Our Stars||165,878||186,993||543,271||12.73%|
|3 (-)||22 Jump Street||31,713||34,305||91,042||8.17%|
|4 (-)||X-Men: Days of Future Past||14,875||14,671||49,528||-1.37%|
|5 (+1)||Edge of Tomorrow||12,222||14,541||39,420||18.97%|
|6 (+13)||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||2,767||8,125||13,804||193.64%|
|7 (+7)||Jupiter Ascending||4,173||7,232||12,280||73.30%|
|8 (+1)||Godzilla (2014)||6,295||6,463||20,858||2.67%|
|9 (+1)||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||5,990||6,047||18,716||0.95%|
|10 (-5)||Star Wars: Episode VII||13,984||5,557||45,801||-60.26%|
|11 (+2)||A Million Ways to Die in the West||4,179||5,045||15,744||20.72%|
|12 (-4)||Transformers: Age of Extinction||6,786||4,694||17,821||-30.83%|
|13 (-1)||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1||4,650||4,649||14,130||-0.02%|
|14 (+39)||The Giver||172||3,885||4,246||2158.72%|
|15 (-8)||Hercules (2014)||8,166||3,569||12,200||-56.29%|
Disney reports that Maleficent earned another $5.6 million on Wednesday, off 22 percent from Tuesday. The Angelina Jolie flick has grossed $88.45 million in its first six days, 24 percent ahead of the pace of Snow White and the Huntsman.
Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past netted $2.8 million yesterday for a 51 percent week-to-week decline. The sequel has amassed $171.8 million in its first 13 days, or 62 percent more than X-Men: First Class through the same point.
A Million Ways to Die in the West posted $1.4 million on Wednesday for a 24 percent drop from the previous day. The comedy-western's 6-day total is $21.7 million--18.5 percent behind the pace of The Dictator.
Godzilla was off 47 percent from last Wednesday to $1.1 million yesterday. The monster reboot's 20-day domestic total is $178.1 million.
Universal's Neighbors took in $0.898 million yesterday for a 34 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy has earned $131.8 million domestically since its May 9 launch.
Blended added $0.76 million to its haul, down 31 percent from the same day last week. The Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy's domestic take is now $31.7 million.