UPDATED GLOBAL REPORT: ‘Furious 7’ Dominates Overseas with Fourth Highest-Grossing Global Opening Ever

Furious 7 dominated the overseas market in its opening weekend racing to $245.05M in 63 territories. Adding to its record breaking North American opening of $146.5M, the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series made $391.6M globally, the fourth highest-grossing global opening in history behind Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows ($483.2M), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394.4M), and The Avengers ($392.5M). Furious 7 opened at #1 in every single territory and twenty nine territories reported that the film had the biggest opening weekend of all time in their markets. Top grossing territories include Mexico ($21.5M), UK and Ireland ($18.7M), Germany ($15.9M), France ($11.4M), Brazil, ($11.4M), Australia ($11.3M), and Taiwan ($10.3M). Next week will see Russia, Poland, and China releases, with Japan opening on April 17.

Cinderella mopped up $24.3M in its fourth weekend of overseas release bringing the total overseas haul to $230.0M and nearly $400M globally. Strong holds include Brazil which dropped only 4% from its opening weekend with an $8.4M cume, and the UK, down 17% with a total of $15.8M. China has been the Disney fantasy’s highest grossing market with $68.7M, the 2nd highest grossing live action Disney film behind Pirates 4.

Home ran up another $20.05M this weekend for 20th Century Fox sending its overseas cume to $84.62M and its global tally to $180.79M. The Easter weekend helped many markets see minimal decreases and even some increases from last weekend as the family film held strong against Furious 7‘s domination. The UK dropped only 4% for $3.6M and a $21.97M cume, while Denmark saw a 72% increase for $511K and a total of $1.44M. Solid openings include Holland ($567K), Belgium ($356K), Hong Kong ($311K), Greece ($110K), and Jamaica ($40K).

Kingsman: The Secret Service reined in another $18.95M raising its overseas total to $247.16M and its worldwide haul to $367.72M. The film held well in its second weekend in China against two domestic pictures, taking third place with a solid $16.51M/$56.49 cume. Kingsman has also had an outstanding run in South Korea, becoming the ninth highest grossing film in the country with $44.08M in two months of release.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent found an additional $15.45M this weekend in 82 markets. The second installment in the series now has $120.14M in overseas ticket sales and $223.65 globally after three weeks of release. France is the film’s top market with $1.8M this weekend and $11.93M overall. China will release Insurgent in May and it will arrive in Japanese theaters in October.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soaked up $5.8M this weekend from 40 territories. The international cume is now $136M and $296.8M globally. Australia came in with $1.7M, a slight improvement over Smurfs 2 and New Zealand grossed $368K from 80 locations, a 58% increase over Penguins of Madagascar.

Focus eyed $4.4M on 2,559 screens in 61 markets for an overseas total of $91M and a global total of $143.8M. France and Spain both had good weekends with $1.1M/$3.6M cume and $748K/$2.9M cume. The UK ($11.1M), Russia ($8.7M), and Mexico ($8.7M) have the top three market totals.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel checked in an additional $2.87M this weekend as it opened in several new markets including Germany ($656K), Switzerland ($253K), and Austria ($79K). Its international tally now stands at $43.23M and $72.29M worldwide.

Get Hard scored $2.6M this weekend in 9 markets bringing its international cume to $10.3M and its global cume to $67.3M. The UK pulled in $1.25M/$5.0M cume and Australia grossed $792K/$2.7 cume. The film will open in Germany on May 7th.

Fifty Shades of Grey passed the $400M mark this weekend overseas and has grossed $566.1M globally to become Universal’s eighth highest grossing film ever worldwide. It has now opened in all of its international territories.