Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Disney prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, has been nothing short of a success, adding $13.6 million this weekend to bring its overseas total to $241.3 million. The global cume is $454.1 million. Will it have enough legs to reach the $500 million mark?
G.I. Joe: Retaliation added $40.2 million this weekend to bring its overseas cume to $145.2 million. The film held-over especially well in Korea ($3.7M weekend, $11.2M cume), Russia ($3.2M weekend, $14.6M cume), Mexico ($2.5M weekend, $10.8M cume) and Australia ($2.2M weekend, $8.3M cume). The global total is now $231.8 million and shows no sign of slowing down. It is difficult to think the G.I. Joe sequel would have fared so well facing off with The Amazing Spider-Man in its original release date last year.
The Croods keeps on performing abroad, posting a $34.1 million weekend across 62 markets. The animated film crossed the $200 million mark overseas, settling at $206.8 million. The film held-over strongest in Australia ($3.6M weekend, 8% drop, $11.9M cume), UK ($3.6M weekend, $26.7M cume), Germany ($3.5M weekend, 5% drop, $16.5M cume), Mexico ($2.5M weekend, $20.5M cume, highest grossing film of 2013), and Russia ($2.1M weekend, $25M cume). The film is #1 in 9 of the top 15 global markets, and holds the top spot in 18 markets overall. The global cume is $332.6 million for this certified hit.
Jurassic Park 3D grossed $3 million after opening in Australia, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, India, and the United Arab Emirates. It performed along expectations compared to other openings of 3D re-releases, only slightly below the $3.3 million of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and the $3.2 million of The Lion King. The budget for the 3D conversion was $10 million, a figure already doubled with the film's $21.2 million global cume.
Jack the Giant Slayer grossed $10.9 million in 61 markets for a $116.8 million overseas cume.
The Evil Dead remake took in $4.5 million from 21 markets in its opening weekend. The remake of Sam Raimi’s seminal horror-comedy is scripted by Diablo Cody (Juno) and helmed by first-time feature director Fede Alvarez. The horror film performed exceptionally well for its genre in Russia ($1.6M) and Spain ($1.5M). The global total is $30.5 million.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters reached $163.8 million overseas after a $1.5 million weekend. The overseas figure represents over three times what the film has grossed in North America. Audiences around the world have helped the fairy-tale adventure gross $219.2 million globally.
Mama opened in Brazil, Israel, Norway, and Sweden this weekend. It grossed $2.3 million in 32 territories. The overseas total is $58.6 million with a global cume of $130.2 million.
Identity Thief continued its scaled overseas roll-out, adding $6.4 million in 27 territories for an overseas cume of $25.8 million. There are 21 territories left over the following three months for the American comedy. The global total is $157.1 million.
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