Julia Roberts and George Clooney landed atop the international box office charts this weekend as Universal/Working Title’s ticket to paradise expanded its offshore deployment. Added 39 markets for one $12.1 million session in 46 lifted the overseas cume to $14.8 million with several majors yet to come; domestic begins October 21. Collectively, the new markets this session performed above last christmas and Yesterdayand in accordance with The lost city and Bridget Jones’ baby.
Roberts and Clooney’s reteam is the second star-studded rom-com to hit theaters this year, following Paramount’s Sandra Bullock/Channing Tatum adventure The lost city which ultimately grossed around $191 million worldwide. This film followed a more staggered overseas release pattern, largely debuting after domestic.
While we’re still seeing a dearth of new titles overseas, the current aisle is fertile ground for comedy in some markets, hence the pre-domestic release on the Ol Parker-directed film. Ticket. This is the start of the film which so far has positive reviews, upcoming and domestic markets, although it will clash with Warner Bros. don’t worry darling in some areas next weekend; a different genre, but also a female title.
Universal Girls Night Out/Ladies Night preview campaigns smartly enabled in a number of hubs – these are especially popular in Australia which was the main market this session. The arc of Oz on ticket to paradise was $2.5 million, including strong results from Girls Night Out on Wednesday. Saturday saw a 54% increase from Friday and a 44% share of the Top 10.
The UK was originally due to release this session, but has been delayed until after Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral tomorrow.
Germanywhich is generally Europe’s top comedy hub, had a strong No. 1 start at $2 million, above Lost city, yesterday and last christmas. The Middle East region made $2.4 million, including $1 million at No. 1 in Saudi Arabiaabove lost city.
In the leftovers, Spain added $600,000 for $1.9M to date and in accordance with lost city. Brazil saw an increase in the second session, reaching a cumulative $1.4 million.
Ahead, the UK will release on Tuesday, followed by France, Italy, Mexico and Korea in October and Japan in November.
During the second session, Dharma Productions and Star Studios Brahmastra Part One: Shiva – which Disney releases overseas in India and the UK – has seen a massive 66% drop since opening domestically (although that’s better than some recent Marvel pics). The cumulative total in India is $30.6 million with another $1 million from the UK. Including North America, the overall total is $38.4 million. Taking into account the other international markets where it is in play, the world total is estimated $41M.
Warner Bros. DC League of Super Pets rushed to another $4.9M of 76 offshore markets, boosted by AustraliaDebuts $2.6 million including previews ($1.2 million without). The overseas cume is $89.7 million for $177.6M worldwide. In Oz, the start is tracked above Encanto (+45%), Sing 2 (+74%) and paw patrol (+610%). School holidays have started in 47% of the country and will extend to 94% next week. New Zealand, the last market to exit, joins the pack on September 22.
The best so far are UK ($18.2M), France ($7.7M), Mexico ($7.5M), Spain ($4.2M) and Germany ($4.1 million).
Universal/Enlightenment Minions: The Rise of Gru picked up an additional $4.6 million from 84 markets (-31%), for an international cumulative of $549.1 million and a grand total of $913.1 million. In Chinathe total is now $34.6 million to push Gru and crew past the life of toy story 4 and Moana. About 71% of cinemas have been open since last week, the lowest percentage since the end of May.
Catches were strong elsewhere with the UK now at $53.9 million, followed by China, Germany ($33.2M), Japan ($32M) and France ($25.8 million). Brazil notably saw a 51% increase in frame, with a cumulative total of $21.8 million.
With an efficiency drop of just 19% in its 17th weekend, Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick earned an additional $4 million in 61 foreign markets for an offshore cumulative of $754.2M. Global is now $1.463 billion. (For the record, it was the movie I saw the most people watch on my Paris-LA flight this weekend…)
The five main markets are the UK ($102M), Japan ($93.6 million – weekend was up 9% from last), Korea ($67.2 million), Australia ($64.3M) and France ($58.2 million).
In Out-of-Studio Titles, Chinese Time Travel Comedy Hit her added around $7 million in the second frame, bringing his tally to RMB 251 million ($36 million). There is nothing new on the China next weekend as the market prepares for the national holiday on October 1, which will feature Alibaba’s fighter pilot movie born to flyand can also see Tony Leung-starrer release Nameless.
In Korea, Confidential Mission 2: International again took the lead with a second-year frame of $6.9 million and a cumulative of $35.1 million.
Next week Warner Bros is releasing Olivia Wilde don’t worry darling in around sixty markets after its front-page debut at the Venice Film Festival. Also on deck is Fox’s Disney reissue Avatar. It will play on IMAX screens for a limited two-week engagement.
MISC UPDATED CUMES / NOTABLE
High-speed train (SNY): $3.8m international weekend (64 markets); $125.7M International/$222.1M Worldwide
Where the Crawdads sing (SNY): $2.1m international weekend (49 markets); $38.1M international revenue/$127M worldwide
See how they work (DIS): $1.9 million international weekend (9 markets); $4.5M international revenue/$7.6M worldwide
The invite (SNY): $1.5m international weekend (43 markets); $8.6M international revenue/$30.1M worldwide
* Lunar Reverie (UNI): $1.4 million international weekend (28 markets); $1.4M International/2.62M Worldwide
Spider-Man: No Coming Home (SNY): $1.4m international weekend (42 markets); $1.104 billion international/$1.918 billion global
Nope (UNI): $1.37 million international weekend (79 markets); $46.3M international revenue/$169M worldwide
* Hell hounds (SNY): $1.2M international weekend (Japan only)
Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes (SNY/CRU): $950,000 international weekend (43 markets, excluding Japan); $68.8M worldwide revenue (excluding Japan)
Barbaric (DIS): $500,000 International Weekend (12 markets); $1M international revenue/$21.9M worldwide
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