Update for the latest …: A significant week is ahead at the international box office as the Universal F9 launches its engines in a handful of major markets like China, Russia and Korea – and the UK and France will reopen after a shutdown of about seven months. Meanwhile, Fast & Furious franchise alum Jason Statham’s Wrath Of Man was the premier Hollywood title overseas for that session $ 41.4 million to the $ 56 million global. After opening on a non-traditional Monday in China Last week, director Guy Ritchie’s Miramax title grossed $ 18.5 million through Sunday, finishing in 3rd place over the FSS weekend.
Wrath Of Man carries an 8.6 on Maoyan with a lower 7 from critics in Douban. Statham is a big China draw – his last two pictures there (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and The Meg) grossed $ 201 million and $ 153 million, respectively. Wrath Of Man will not approach these numbers; Maoyan sees an end to the $ 25 million arena. It was the full overseas weekend of the film $ 13.5 million and included a number of openings throughout the Middle East during Russia raised $ 11.5 million after its debut in late April Australia / New Zealand only declined 21% for a three-frame total of $ 4.4 million.
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Much like domestically, Lionsgate’s Spiral: From The Book Of Saw was a new offshore entry at this session. Darren Lynn Bousman’s Chris Rock / Samuel L Jackson horror film was successful in 16 markets $ 3.3 million and was led by Russia at $ 959K at No. 2. The currently soft one Korea Market there was a No. 1 start at $ 710K and Australia and Mexico see No. 3 sheets with USD 605,000 and USD 330,000 respectively. The staggered rollout will continue throughout the summer, including in the UK from tomorrow.
In IMAX, Spiral raised $ 200,000 from 12 overseas markets including Russia. The re-release of “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in China was good for another $ 1.2 million, bringing the total re-release for IMAX to $ 7.5 million. Zhang Yimou’s Cliff Walker’s IMAX grand total is $ 9.5 million in China, where a total of $ 148 million was raised.
Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway started expanding this weekend after playing Australia / New Zealand in the last few frames, adding $ 3.1 million from eight markets. The offshore cume is now $ 21.1 million before bunny hop starts tomorrow in the UK. Russia and Mexico saw # 1 debuts at $ 1.3M and $ 465,000, respectively. The new markets are a total of 32% ahead of Trolls: World Tour and 14% ahead of Paddington 2.
Warner Bros’ Those Who Wish Me Dead added $ 2.8 million of 33 markets this session as Australia opened # 1 at $ 981,000 from 249 screens (50% larger than Unhinged). Russia was also new at $ 410,000 from 904 screens and on par with The Honest Thief. The offshore cume is now $ 4.3 million on the Angelina Jolie star and $ 7.1 million worldwide.
Looking ahead, the offshore summer box office will see an early start in the coming week as the latest entry in the nearly $ 6 billion Fast Saga hits markets primarily in China, Korea, and Russia. Most of the remaining markets will join from mid-June to mid-July. Later this month, overseas hubs will welcome other big-ticket offerings like Disney’s Cruella and Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II.
MISCELLANEOUS UPDATED CUMES / NOTABLE
Godzilla versus Kong (WB): $ 1.3 million intl cume (49 markets); $ 332.1 million intl cume / $ 427.1 million global
The unholy one (SNY): $ 920,000 over the weekend (18 markets); $ 11.5 million intl cume / $ 26.3 million global
Mortal Kombat (WB): $ 853,000 over the weekend (44 markets); $ 36.8 million intl cume / $ 76.7 million global
Nobody (UNI): $ 399,000 over the weekend (24 markets); $ 20.1 million intl cume / $ 45.4 million global