The international box office was again led by China with local titles this weekend A little red flower and Shock wave 2 at the top of the charts and Disney / Pixar soul continue its jazzy course there. The original, directed by Pete Docter, will soon be Pixar’s number 3 highest grossing film. Other weekend highlights include Warner Bros. Wonder Woman 1984 Russia is nearing the $ 100 million overseas mark as it prepares for its date with Diana Prince and the continued strength of family offerings.
The post-New Year framework was generally calm, there were no major new releases, and expanded Covid measures were taken in certain areas. Europe’s cinemas are still closed for the foreseeable future, and even Spain – the only euro major to have been in operation recently – was hit by an unusual blizzard this weekend, affecting cinema admissions. In Japan, a “soft” state of emergency was declared this week for Tokyo and the surrounding areas, reducing operating hours for a period of one month. However, we understand that Demon Slayer The film: Mugen Train was dethroned from first place in Japan as Warner Bros’ on Saturday for the first time in 12 weeks. Gintama The finale, an anime adaptation of the sci-fi manga series, took over the slot (we’re waiting for official numbers).
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Back to China, the local holiday raids, A little red flower and Shock wave 2raised $ 160 million and $ 149 million respectively (the latter with $ 17.2 million from IMAX). soul has now grossed $ 36 million in China and is down only 54% in the third frame to $ 6.4 million in this session. It will pass Find Dory ($ 38.4 million) in the next few days to take third place for Pixar in China Coco and Incredible 2. All in all, soul added $ 8.9 million of 11 material markets in this session to take the offshore cume $ 47.3 million. The film, which will air on Disney + in the territories where the service is available, has had solid theatrical releases in Asia and the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia (+ 22%) and the United Arab Emirates (+ 11%) coming in this weekend and Taiwan launch I only see a 22% drop.
The top 5, after China, are rounded off by Taiwan (3.4 million USD), Saudi Arabia (3.1 million USD), Ukraine (1.1 million USD) and Singapore (1 million USD). The next major openings are scheduled for January 20th and 21st in Korea and Russia.
Elsewhere, Warner Bros. Wonder Woman 1984 picked up another $ 4.7 million from 40 overseas markets that supersede international running $ 98.8 million for a global sum of $ 131.4 million. IMAX’s share of the offshore total is USD 8.8 million, or around 9% of the total.
Russiathat officially opened WW84 had over $ 600,000 in Preview this week with $ 400,000 from IMAX on Jan. 14. In Brazil, sales rose 52% thanks to the reopening of the Sao Paulo cinemas on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Australia is now the third largest market for the film after the US and China at $ 14.5 million.
DreamWorks Animation / Universal The Croods: A New Age beat $ 91 million international over the weekend, a solid 34% drop from the last session. The whole weekend was good for $ 5.1 million in 17 markets and the global balance sheet is now $ 127.8 million. Russia and Australia each made $ 10 million north of heavy holds throughout the vacation. However, future release dates have been postponed to the Easter Corridor due to market conditions in Europe and elsewhere.
This week Tencent and Sony animated Wishes dragons travels to China with the local crime thriller The soul.