No Way Home tops Titanic’s first run – Deadline
Refresh for latest…: sony Unexplored easily crossed the $200 million mark worldwide this weekend, after adding $35 million of 64 overseas markets and $23.3 million in the domestic market. The international box office cume is now $143 million. Worldwide, the Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg star counts $226.4M.
Sony also claims another milestone with another Dutch star as Spider-Man: No Coming Home hit $1.85 billion worldwide to top the original 1997/1998 World Series Titanic ($1.84 billion, unadjusted).
While Unexplored held firmly, and other existing pictures also reached new milestones, it was generally a fairly quiet weekend at the international box office with no major newcomers and as anticipation is high for The Batman to start the next session. We also learn that cinema is down an average of 25% in Russia compared to last weekend, and, of course, cinemas are closed in Ukraine amid the current crisis.
Unexplored was down only 35%. Notable key markets include leading UK at $24.8 million (-12%), France at $12.2 million (-36%), Spain at $8.8 million (-33%), Australia with $7.8 million (-26%) and Germany to $6.7 million (-23%).
In IMAX, Unexplored grossed $15.7 million worldwide, including $8.7 million from overseas markets. The Reuben Fleischer-led pic still has China and the Netherlands ahead in March with Hong Kong in April.
Disney Studios/20th Century Death on the Nile crossed $100 million worldwide this weekend. The split is $32.8M domestic and $68.5 million of 47 foreign markets for a cumulative total of $101.3M.
The set led by Kenneth Branagh fell 43% in its deductions, excluding China. Japan started this session with $1.5 million in second place (53% above House of Gucci). The global offshore sleuth to coast $10.6M, holding the No. 2 spot in Italy, Spain and Australia, among others. It also remains the No. 3 film in Germany and Russia.
China fell 77%, but is the leading market on DOTN with $8.9 million, closely followed by the UK with $8.8 million. Russia ($6.8M), France ($5.6M) and Italy ($5 million) round out the Top 5.
In another reference, Universal/Illumination’s Sing 2 surpassed $200 million internationally, now with a $200.3 million cume en mer. This weekend in 66 markets, the charmer added $8.4M for a drop of 21%. In the UK it is expected to overtake the original later this week. the UK is the top market at $39.3 million, followed by France with $20 million. The overall total is $351.5 million.
Back to Sony/Marvel Spider-Man: No Coming Homehe added $7 million to its already massive transport abroad. This is down 21% from the last session and brings the offshore cume to $1.072 billion and worldwide to $1.85 billionas indicated above.
The 5 main markets to date are the UK ($127.3M), Mexico ($76.2 million), France ($65.2M), Korea ($63.1M) and Australia ($67.9 million).
In other offshore games, MGM/FilmNation’s Dog is having a strong second weekend in the UK where it is published by Entertainment Film Distributors. The accumulation so far is $2.2 million through Saturday with an update coming Monday.
Chinait’s The Battle of Changjin II Lake is now at 3.84 billion RMB ($608 million) as it topped the local chart. The IMAX total is $35 million. Toho anime Jujutsu Kaisen Zerowhich was released in Japan in late December, has now grossed $6.7 million there through IMAX, making it the fourth-biggest Japanese-language film of all time.