The Hobbit: The Battle of the Armies notched over 14.5 million admissions from more than 15k screens in 37 markets over the weekend. The film finished its overseas debut with $117.6 million. IMAX contributed $6.4 million of that figure from 160 screens, registering a per-screen average of $40k. IMAX screens will jump to 419 next weekend, including 360 in North America.
The new Hobbit film scored the biggest opening weekend of the year in Germany with $19.5 million. The UK posted a $15.1 million debut while France finished the weekend with $14.5 million. Russia was the only other market to post an eight-figure weekend, culminating its opening frame with a $13.4 million bow. Other top markets include Brazil ($6.9M), Mexico ($6.4M), Japan ($2.4M), and New Zealand ($1.8M). Five Armies expands to Italy, Spain, and South Korea on December 17. A Chinese release is slated for January 23.
Exodus: Gods and Kings earned $18.8 million from 6,096 screens across 27 markets. The film claimed the top spot in 13 of those markets, including a $3.2 million debut from 665 screens in South Korea. The film held well in Mexico, where it took $2.2 million from 1,676 screens. Other top holds include Spain ($1.7 million from 643 screens), and Australia ($1.4 million from 516 screens). Several major markets are still left, with dates in Belgium and the Netherlands coming next weekend. Brazil, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom scheduled for later this month. Exodus has grossed $50.1 million overseas and $74.6 million worldwide.
The Hunger Games: Mockingly – Part 1 hit a $334 million overseas cume after taking $16 million from 86 markets over the weekend. Top markets for the film include the United Kingdom ($42.9M), Germany ($32.7M), Australia ($24.8M), France ($22.7M), (Mexico $22.3M), and Brazil ($22.3M). Mockingly Part 1 has grossed $610.7 million worldwide.
Penguins of Madagascar collected $14.7 million from 9,626 screens in 51 markets. The film finished its box office run in China with a $40.6 million cume. The film has grossed a total of $116.7 million overseas and $175.5 million globally ahead of its debut in Mexico and France next weekend.
Interstellar added $11.4 million to its overseas haul after bringing in 1.44 million admissions from nearly 6,200 screens in 62 territories. The sci-fi flick has now grossed $455 million overseas and $621.8 million globally.
Horrible Bosses 2 took the top spot in its Australian debut, grossing $2.2 million from 355 screens (including previews). The comedy finished the weekend with $5.9 million from 50 overseas territories. Horrible Bosses 2 has grossed $32.3 million outside of North America and $75.9 million worldwide.
Big Hero 6 brought in $3.9 million from 32 territories. It is the second biggest Disney release of all time in Russia with $20.1 million, only behind Frozen. Other top markets include Mexico ($15.2M), Malaysia ($5.7M), the Philippines ($4.4M), and Singapore ($3.7M). Big Hero 6 expands to Italy, Spain, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland next weekend. The film has grossed a total of $68.2 million overseas and $253.5 million worldwide.
The Theory of Everything took fourth place in its debut in South Korea, bringing $1.5 million from 280 dates. The biopic finished the weekend with a $1.8 million haul overseas, putting the film’s cume outside of North America at $2.3 million. The film has grossed $19.4 million worldwide.
The Pyramid took $2 million from 1,338 screens across 20 markets to take its overseas total up to $8 million. The film has grossed $10.4 million worldwide.
Gone Girl premiered in Japan with a $1.9 million take from 321 screens. The film has now grossed a total of $180.5 million outside of North America and $345 million worldwide.
Ouija grossed $1.2 million from 12 territories to take its overseas total to $23.4 million. The film has grossed a total of $74.2 million worldwide.
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