GLOBAL: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Continues to Dominate By Hitting Yet Another Milestone in its Third Frame Overseas on July 13, 2014

Transformers_4-3.jpgThe Transformers won’t let up their command of the global box office. The fourth installment of the action franchise added $102 million overseas to surpass the half-billion mark outside of North America after just three weekends. The worldwide cume for Transformers: Age of Extinction is now $543.5 million. The film continues to thrive in IMAX, where it has grossed $68 million worldwide.

The new Transformers film posted the biggest opening weekend of 2014 while recording a franchise-record $20.4 million bow in the UK. China continues to lead the hold-overs with another $25 million frame. The latest Transformers film is the highest-grossing foreign film of all time in China with $262.2 million.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is flying just under the $200 million mark overseas. The animated sequel added $34.4 million to its coffers over the weekend, just a step shy of a major milestone with $199 million from 62 markets. The film has grossed $350.9 million worldwide.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was unleashed in 26 markets and grossed $31.1 million from 4,903 screens. The film took the #1 spot in 14 of those markets, including an $11.4 million debut from 910 screens in South Korea. Other tope performing bows include Australia ($6.6m), India, ($2M), and Malaysia ($1.9 M). The film expands to 29 more markets next weekend, including key openings in Russia and the UK. The latest Apes begins its global roll-out with an $104.1 million global cume.

Disney has retained the #1 spot in Japan for 18 consecutive weekends. The studio took the first 16 in the country through the miracle run of Frozen in the market, with the latest two frames being dominated by Maleficent. The live-action film added $13.4 million from 45 territories over the weekend, bringing its overseas cume up to $447 million. Maleficent has grossed $668.9 million worldwide. Top markets for the film include China ($46M), Mexico ($45.2M), Russia ($37.2M), Brazil ($31.1M), and the UK ($30.2M).

The Fault in our Stars earned $7.8 million from 44 markets to raise its overseas total to $118.4 million. The drama has grossed $237.9 million worldwide.

22 Jump Street jumped to an overseas cume of $81.7 million after adding $6.3 million from 37 territories this weekend. The comedy has grossed $253.6 million worldwide.

Edge of Tomorrow found another $3.9 million this weekend from 60 markets. The sci-fi flick starring Tom Cruise is now up to $256 outside of North America and $350.5 million worldwide. Top markets for the film include China ($63.6M), South Korea ($37.8M), and Russia ($21M).

Blended grossed $3.7 million from 53 markets to take its overseas cume up to $48.8 million. The comedy has grossed a total of $93.1 million worldwide.

X-Men: Days of Future Past crossed the $500 million mark overseas this weekend. The film earned $2.6 million from 26 markets in its latest frame and has now grossed $733.4 million worldwide.

Rio 2 added $2.6 million from 9 markets to its overseas haul. The film has now grossed $360 million outside of North America and $489.6 million worldwide.

A Million Ways to Die in the West collected another $2.5 million from 35 territories to reach an overseas cume of $39.5 million. The Western comedy has grossed $81.9 million worldwide.

Neighbors crossed the $250 million mark worldwide after adding $1.8 million from 31 overseas territories this weekend. The comedy has grossed a total of $103.2 million outside of North America with seven more territories scheduled to open over the next few months. Neighbors has grossed $251.8 million worldwide.

Jersey Boys continues to struggle at the box office. The musical directed by Clint Eastwood added $1.75 million from 15 territories to reach a $10 million cume overseas. The film has grossed $51.7 million worldwide.

Deliver Us from Evil earned $1.4 million from 22 territories, raising its overseas total to $4.7 million. The horror film has grossed $29.7 million worldwide.




NORTH AMERICA: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Claims $192.5M in Two Weeks on July 11, 2014


By Daniel Garris

In what should be its last day at the top of the daily box office, Transformers: Age of Extinction led the way on Thursday with $3.45 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's blockbuster sci-fi action franchise was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 64 percent from last Thursday's inflated July 3rd performance. Wide releases declined a bit in general yesterday due in part to Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes entering the marketplace on Thursday evening. Transformers: Age of Extinction was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $54.19 million. That was down 61 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $192.53 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction continues to perform in line with its lofty expectations, but is running a sizable 29.5 percent behind the $273.01 million 14-day take of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Warner's Tammy held steady in second place with $2.45 million. The Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle fell 4 percent from Wednesday and 56 percent from last Thursday. Tammy took second place for the week with $32.71 million and has grossed a very solid $44.44 million in nine days (especially with its modest price tag in mind). Tammy is currently running 44 percent behind the $79.39 million nine-day start of last year's The Heat (which opened on a Friday).

It continued to be a very tight race for places third through sixth on Thursday, with only $325,235 separating third place from sixth place. How to Train Your Dragon 2 took in $1.33 million to remain in third. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday. How to Train Your Dragon 2 placed in fourth for the week with $14.95 million. That represented a 34 percent decline and brings the film's four-week total to $146.20 million.

Sony's 22 Jump Street finished very closely behind in fourth with $1.32 million. The successful action comedy sequel trailed How to Train Your Dragon 2 by a very slim $6,956 for the day. 22 Jump Street was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 47 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in third for the week with $15.79 million. That was a 37 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's 28-day total to an impressive $165.26 million.

Earth to Echo rounded out the day's top five with $1.26 million. The adventure family film from Relativity fell 3 percent from Wednesday and 51 percent from last Thursday. Earth to Echo placed in sixth for the week with $13.89 million and has grossed a respectable $19.10 million in nine days, due in part to relatively stronger midweek business than weekend business thus far.

Sony's Deliver Us from Evil claimed sixth place with $1.00 million. The crime horror film starring Eric Bana was down 9 percent from Wednesday and down 62 percent from last Thursday. Deliver Us from Evil took fifth place for the week with $14.79 million and has grossed a softer than expected $20.30 million through nine days.

NORTH AMERICA: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction Reaches $189M in 13 Days; 'Tammy' Crosses $40M Threshold on July 10, 2014

jul4.pngParamount reports that Transformers: Age of Extinction added $3.68 million on Wednesday, down 52 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has tallied $189.1 million domestically through 13 days of release, 29 percent behind the pace of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and 10 percent ahead of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Warner Bros.' Tammy posted $2.55 million yesterday, off 59 percent from its opening day one week prior. The comedy has earned $42 million through 8 days of release, 14 percent behind where We're the Millers stood at the same point.

Sony's Deliver Us From Evil took in $1.1 million on Wednesday for a 61 percent week-to-week drop from opening day. The horror's 8-day cume is $19.3 million.

Relativity reports that Earth to Echo pulled $1.3 million yesterday, down 51 percent from opening day last Wednesday. The adventure flick has earned $17.8 million to date.

Meanwhile, 22 Jump Street continues to hold up well as it eased 30 percent from last Wednesday to $1.4 million yesterday--giving it a new domestic total of $163.9 million. How to Train Your Dragon 2 added $1.38 million for a solid 30 percent week-to-week drop and a new $144.9 million domestic cume.

Fandango: 'Apes' Looks Unstoppable, Conquering More Than 70 Percent of Fandango's Weekend Ticket Sales on July 10, 2014

apes-wknd.pngLOS ANGELES - July 10, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" has scored 93 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator and is currently outselling its predecessor, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" on Fandango at the same point in the sales cycle. "Dawn" is pacing similarly to last summer's apocalyptic epic, "World War Z" and currently represents more than 70% of Fandango's weekend ticket sales.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Apes" ticket-buyers on Fandango:
87% viewed at least one of the original series of five "Apes" films (1968-1973);

82% have seen 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes;"

81% are fans of the film's top-billed star, Andy Serkis;

73% claim Serkis deserves an Oscar for his motion capture performances.

"Andy Serkis delivers a towering performance," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Not only does ‘Dawn' feature his spectacular achievement and some of the most jaw-dropping special effects ever put on screen, but it also is the rare summer blockbuster that truly makes you think and feel. It could end up as the best-reviewed big-studio film of the season."

About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.


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