Interstellar is hitting screens across 62 countries this weekend in a day-and-date debut that spans most of the overseas market. Major territories that will be left out from the initial roll out include China (November 12) and Jpan (November 22). Warner Bros is planning a release that will reach more than 13,000 screens outside of North America and over 200 IMAX locations.
The studio released the initial overseas numbers for the film in a press release on Thursday:
Interstellar dominated the French speaking markets on Wednesday, taking over 50% of the marketshare of the top 5 films in France and Belgium. France grossed a terrific €594k ($743k) with 91k admissions on 750 screens. An outstanding 4.7/5 rating on the Allocine website, coupled with the extensive and positive media coverage on the film, positions the film extremely well to play into the Nov 11 Armistice Day holiday weekend, which is traditionally one of the strongest weekends of the year.