‘The Batman’ Nears $500M Global; ‘Sing’ Franchise Tops $1B WW & ‘Uncharted’ Crosses $300M – International Box Office

‘The Batman’ Nears $500M Global; ‘Sing’ Franchise Tops $1B WW & ‘Uncharted’ Crosses $300M – International Box Office

March 14, 2022

In its sophomore outing, Warner Bros/DC’s The Batman kept a firm grip on the international box office, dropping just 42% to add $66.6M from 76 offshore markets. That brings the overseas cume through Sunday to $224.7M for $463.2M global. As the Robert Pattinson-starrer heads to $500M worldwide this week, in like-for-like markets and using today’s exchange rates, it’s currently tracking 132% ahead of pandemic comp Godzilla Vs Kong and is 44% above Wonder Woman, 36% ahead of The Dark Knight and 24% over Justice League.

Japan was a new market this session, opening to $3.2M on 358 screens and ranking No. 1. That’s on par with Black Widow and The Dark Knight Rises while 71% over The Dark Knight. In all, IMAX added $4.4M for a $14.2M offshore cume, $860K of which came from Japan where 39 IMAX screens made up a huge 27.5% of the national total. The global IMAX haul so far is $38.7M

The UK leads all markets with $35.2M, followed by Mexico ($20.2M), Australia ($16.7M), Brazil ($14.6M) and France ($13.6M). Holds have been very strong for the Caped Crusader with Saudi Arabia up 2%, Germany off by just 25%, and Australia, Korea and Brazil down 38%.

China is up next for the Matt Reeves-directed thriller, opening Friday March 18. However, a Covid spike there has forced the closure of 2,300 theaters in 65 cities including Shanghai and Shenzen which is likely to impact business perhaps by as much as 25%.

Sony’s Uncharted releases in China today and as of this evening local time is leading box office there with about $3M.

Uncharted hit a new milestone this weekend, crossing $300M global after an $11.2M session in 64 overseas markets. The offshore cume on the Tom Holland-starrer is $187.9M for $301.3M global. The drop from last weekend was a good 36% with the UK still in the lead. The cume there is $29.3M, followed by France ($16.5M), Russia ($15.9M), Spain ($11.4M) and Germany ($11M).

Universal/Illumination’s Sing franchise, meanwhile, crossed $1B worldwide on Saturday. Sing 2 added $3M from 67 markets across the frame to lift the international cume to $211.1M and global to $367M. Holds have been very strong with the UK now at $42M to lead all play. Japan is still to come on March 22.

Pixar’s “Turning Red”Disney

Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red, which is releasing theatrically in markets where Disney+ does not operate, debuted to $3.8M in 12 markets this session. That includes Saudi Arabia at No. 2 with $920K for 46% ahead of Luca and 26% ahead of EncantoPoland also put Turning Red in second place with $430K and a bow that’s 258% ahead of Luca and 66% ahead of Encanto.  In the UAE, Turning Red was also No. 2 at $420K and ·36% over Encanto.

In other notable news, BTS Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing broke the event cinema record with a global weekend gross of $32.6M. Presented by Hybe and Trafalgar Releasing in 75 markets, this was a one-day limited engagement for the boy band movie.


Gal Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway and Emma Mackey as Jacqueline De Bellefort in 20th Century Studios’ ‘Death on the Nile’Disney

Death On The Nile (DIS): $3M intl weekend (41 markets); $83.8M intl cume/$124.6M global
Spider-Man: No Way Home (SNY): $2.4M intl weekend (59 markets); $1.084B intl cume/$1.876B global
Belfast (UNI): $1.73M intl weekend (42 markets); $31.5M intl cume/$40.4M global
Jackass Forever (PAR): $1.8M intl weekend (22 markets); $19.2M intl cume/$75.5M global
Dog (UAR/VAR): $715K intl weekend (18 markets); $7.54M intl cume/$55.3M global
Clifford The Big Red Dog (PAR): $590K intl weekend (30 markets); $57.9M intl cume/$106.8M global
Gangubai Kathiawadi (PAR): $285K intl weekend (6 markets); $2.6M Par cume

Must Read Stories

‘The Power Of The Dog’ Takes Best Picture & Jane Campion Wins For Directing, Adapted Screenplay: List

Hollywood Mourns William Hurt, ‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ Oscar Winner & Four-Time Nominee Who Died Today At 71

‘Massive Talent’, ‘Spin Me Round, ‘DMZ’ & ‘I Love My Dad’ Reviews; Donna Langley Talk; Deadline Studio; Hot List; More

Awards Season Calendar: Dates For 2022 Oscars, SAG, Guild Shows & More

Read More About:

Source: Read Full Article