GLOBAL: ‘Interstellar’ Launches $132.25M Day-and-Date Debut; ‘Turtles’ Continue to Earn in China; ‘Maze Runner’, ‘Gone Girl’ Show Staying Power Overseas

Interstellar launched to a $132.25 million global day-and-date debut, opening acros 62 overseas markets with an $80 million total. The result is on par with Gravity, a good start considering Nolan’s film does not carry a 3D surcharge. IMAX contributed $7.2 million from 206 screens for a per-screen average of $35k. The overseas haul should see a big bump next Wednesday with the film’s Chinese debut. As of Sunday, Interstellar is leading the charge in key markets like South Korea ($14.1M), the UK ($8.4M), and Russia ($8.1M). Continental Europe is not far behind with France ($5M), Germany ($4.4M), and Italy ($3.6M) also posting strong showings. Mexico ($3.2M) and Brazil ($1.9M) are also proof of the film’s success in key Latin American markets.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grossed $17.3 million over the weekend, including a $13.6 million haul from its second weekend in China. The Turtles lead the Chinese box office, a market where they have already earned a cume of $50.3 million. The film only has one key market, Japan, where it is due for a February 7 release. The film has grossed a total of $273.2 million overseas and $464 million worldwide.

The Maze Runner maintains its pace overseas as it earned $11.6 million from 33 markets over the weekend. The film crossed the $225 million milestone outside of North America and currently stands at $324 million worldwide.

Gone Girl took in $8.5 million from 43 markets, taking its worldwide total above $300 million in its sixth weekend of release. The film has grossed an overseas cume of $158.2 million with only two major markets, Italy and Japan, waiting for a December release.

A $7.6 million haul from 17 territories lifted Big Hero 6 to a $23 million cume outside of North America. The film has now grossed a worldwide total of $79.2 million. Russia continues to lead the overseas pack with an $18.2 million cume. The film expands to Mexico, Trinidad, Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia next weekend and will continue opening overseas throughout February.

Fury grossed $7 million from 44 markets to reach a $51.5 million overseas haul. The war film has grossed a worldwide cume of $120.5 million

Annabelle grossed $6.7 million from 58 markets, taking its overseas haul up to $160.5 million. The horror flick has collected $244 million worldwide. Top overseas markets include Mexico ($18.2M), Brazil ($15.6M), France ($12.6M), adn the UK ($12M).

Dracula Untold took in $6.4 million from 61 territories, lifting its overseas cume to $147.7 million and crossing the $200 million mark globally. The film’s worldwide total currently stands at $202.6 million.

The Book of Life is still up and kicking after grossing $3.5 million from 17 markets. The animated film has grossed a total of $35.1 million overseas and $78.3 million worldwide.

Ouija conjured $3.2 million from 19 hold-over territories to reach an overseas cume of $13.3 million. The film has grossed a worldwide total of $56.5 million cume and will expand to Russia, Thailand, and Ukraine next weekend.

The Boxtrolls crossed the $100 million mark worldwide after hitting a $51.6 million cume outside of North America with a $2.5 million weekend overseas. The film is Laika’s biggest overseas release of all time, crossing the overseas cumes of Paranorman ($51.1M) and Coraline ($49.3M).

Guardians of the Galaxy completed its overseas roll out, finishing its last weekend with new territories with a $438 overseas cume. The film has grossed a total of $768 million worldwide with China ($95.7M) leading the pack, followed by the UK ($47.5M) and Russia ($37.6M).

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