TO UPDATE, in writing: It was quick. Coming off his fourth weekend of release, James Cameron Avatar: The Way of the Water surpassed $1.7 billion worldwide and became the 7th biggest movie of all time worldwide.
With an estimate $1.708 billion through Sunday, 20th Century Studios/Disney’s sequel topped 2019’s sequel The Lion King ($1.663 billion) and 2015 jurassic world ($1.672 billion) as it climbs up the chart.
Go ahead $1.19 billion at the international box office, the sci-fi epic became the highest-grossing overseas release of the pandemic era and the No. 5 chart-topper ever wide behind Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic and Avengers: Infinity War.
The international session took place $132.6M in 52 markets for an estimated cumulative overseas total of $1,191.3 million. Weekend transport was down 30% from the last image, but a significant number of markets saw increases, including Brazil (+83%), Spain (+53%) and Italy. Germany (+4%) while other catches were very strong.
wow remains the No. 1 non-local film in all markets after four weeks (except Kuwait where M3GAN dethroned the Na’vi this session), and became the greatest studio film ever made in India.
The top 5 markets to date are China ($188.3M), France ($107.2 million), Germany ($92.6M), Korea ($85.6 million) and the UK ($69.1 million).
In China, the take was -55% and Maoyan still expects a final of $220 million. Water Way officially has a week left to run (with Chinese New Year approaching on January 22, it seems unlikely that he will get an extension).
In Europe, wow has grossed approximately $548 million to date (70% 3D/PLF), Asia-Pacific is at $512 million (74% 3D/PLF) and Latin America has grossed approximately $131 million (53 % 3D/PLF).
After 24 days, the IMAX total hit $189.5 million, making it the format’s fourth-biggest release to date. Internationally, it’s $122 million, the third-best result of all time.
Meanwhile, Universal/DreamWorks Animation Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is closing in on $200 million worldwide, after surpassing $100 million at the international box office this weekend. The session was worth $25.9M in 77 offshore markets for an overseas accumulation to date of $109.7M. Overall, it’s a hair’s breadth from $200 million with $197.4 million until Sunday.
Cat is now one of only 10 studio animation titles to cross $100 million during the pandemic era internationally, and it has also surpassed Light year abroad. Performance is above Sing 2 at the same time of release.
There were six markets added to this framework. Brazil grossed $3.5 million including previews, double Sing 2. In Polandand including previews, the start was $2.6 million. Korea launched at $2.4 million. In Argentinathe sequel purred with the most entries for the weekend, but came in at No. 2 as Avatar has a much higher average ticket price due to the premium formats.
In the leftovers, Germany grew 18% to $8.9 million and exceeded the life of Encanto and Fernando. France still leads the entire game at $14.5 million, followed by Mexico with 9.7 million dollars, Germany, Australia ($6.2M) and Spain ($5.4M). Still to come are the United Kingdom on February 3 and Japan on March 17.
Also from Universal, Blumhouse’s M3GAN scared another $10M in 34 markets for a drop of 17%. The international cumum is $14.8 million with global to $45 million after the strong opening of domestic. Offshore performance is in line with Smile, invisible man and The black phone in the same place, and above Halloween ends and happy day of the dead.
In Spain On Friday, the AI doll grabbed the biggest opening day for a horror movie since Old in 2021 and has grossed $1.2 million through Sunday. Italy also had a great opening day as the biggest in the pandemic era for a horror title and saw growth over the weekend that amounted to $1.1 million .
Mexico has now grossed $4.4 million after two pictures, according to Smile and halloween is over, and slightly above The Invisible Man. France rose to $2.5 million, in line with halloween is over, and above black phone. Also on deck are markets such as Australia, Germany, UK, Brazil, Korea and Japan.
MISC UPDATED CUMES / NOTABLE
Whitney Houston: I want to dance with someone (SNY): $4.6m international weekend (46 markets); $21.8M international revenue/$41.5M global
A man called Otto (SNY): $4.4m international weekend (10 markets); $8.4M international revenue/$12.7M worldwide
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (SNY): $1.6m international weekend (39 markets); $52.7M Cumulative International/$99.5M Worldwide
Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl (SNY): $1.5m international weekend (UK only); $29.1 million in the UK
*Up to (UNI): $404,000 international weekend (3 markets); $422 international revenue / $9.4M worldwide
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