Gone Girl was the weekend’s big winner at the global box office this weekend, taking the #1 spot in North America and the overseas box office at large. A $24.6 million bow from 39 markets launched the film’s $62.6 million global debut. The UK was the top overseas earner with a $6.9 million haul from 950 screens. Gone Girl expands to 15 additional markets next weekend, including France, Spain, Belgium and Taiwan.
Bollywood flick Bang Bang enjoyed a $25.4 million worldwide haul in its opening weekend, including a fantastic $19.3 million bow from 4,200 screens in India. The film screened in 271 screens in North America, where it grossed $1.35 million.
Dracula Untold saw the light of day in an initial roll-out across 25 territories this weekend. The film finished its first frame overseas with a $21 million cume ahead of its North American release next weekend. Mexico was the only significant territory where the film finished in first place, claiming $5 million from a 4-day weekend across 640 dates and taking 44% of the market share. Russia and South Korea will open the film next weekend along with North America.
Annabelle added $20 million from 24 markets over the weekend to reach a $23 million cume outside of North America. The film’s strong North American debut puts the film’s global haul at $54 million.
The Maze Runner ran away with $16.5 million from 61 markets to take its overseas cume up to $119.1 million. The film has grossed $193 million worldwide with top markets UK and Italy on tap for next weekend. France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Venezuela and China are on the schedule for later this month.
The Equalizer enjoyed a #3 debut in France, where it grossed $2 million from 376 screens to take over the #3 spot in the market. The film finished the weekend with $13 million from 70 territories. The Equalizer has grossed $39.6 million overseas and $104 million worldwide.
The Boxtrolls added $6 million from 22 territories to reach a $26 million overseas cume. The animated film has grossed $58.5 million with 35 territories left on the agenda.
Lucy added $5.2 million from 60 territories to reach a $280.5 million overseas cume. The film has grossed $406.3 million worldwide.
Spanish comedy Torrente 5 captured the top spot in its home market with a $4.8 million debut. The latest installment in the Spanish comedy franchise opened 36% ahead this year’s Spanish box office megahit Ocho Apellidos Vascos and registered the biggest opening weekend of the year in Spain.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took the #1 spot in its Venezuelan debut with a $1 million haul from 68 locations en route to a $3.5 million frame overseas from 37 territories. The film has now grossed a total of $160.8 million outside of North America and $349.1 million worldwide with key markets Belgium, Germany, Spain, China, and Japan left on its schedule.
Sex Tape added $3 million from 38 markets to reach an $82.7 million overseas cume. The raunchy comedy has grossed $121.2 million globally.
A $2.4 million weekend from 33 territories helped Guardians of the Galaxy reach a $330.4 million overseas cume. The film has now surpassed the overseas cumes of Iron Man 2 ($312M), The Wolverine ($282M), Thor ($268M), Iron Man ($267M), and Captain America: The First Avenger ($194M). The latest Marvel release has grossed $653.8 million worldwide, edging out the global haul of last year’s Thor: The Dark World ($644M). Top markets include the UK ($46.9M), Russia ($37.5M), and Australia ($24.2M) with a release coming in China and Italy later this month.
As Above, So Below earned $1.8 million from 42 territories to reach a $17.3 million overseas total. The film’s global cume stands at $38.5 million.
Deliver us from Evil took $1.4 million from 27 territories to reach a $54.7 million cume overseas. The horror flick has grossed $85.2 million globally.
Hercules added $1.2 million from 20 territories to reach a $153.3 million overseas cume. The film has grossed $225.8 million worldwide with a release in China and Japan scheduled for late October.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $1.2million from 6 markets to reach a $491.4 million overseas cume. The film has grossed a total of $699 million worldwide.