‘Kong’ King In $81.6M Offshore Bow; ‘Logan’ Lifts To $437M Global; ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Takes China #1 – International Box Office

Refresh for latest: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island stomped into offshore play this weekend, planting an $81.6M footprint during a international box office. The Great Ape roared on 20,400 screens in 65 markets and ranked No. 1 in many majors including a UK, Korea, Russia, France and Germany. The tellurian cume is $142.6M. The chimpanzee also faced off with a Wolverine in many markets as last week’s champ Logan landed another $70.3M for an abroad cume of $285.6M ($436.6M worldwide). The sophomore offshore support reps a 56% dump from open with Fox/Marvel’s well-reviewed R-rated pic tracking easily contra other X-Men titles.

The $81.6M entrance for Kong is within a $65M-$85M range that we saw forward of a weekend, and lands a pic on tip of such comps as Pacific Rim and Mad Max: Fury Road in Europe. In Asia, where a Jordan Vogt-Roberts-helmed film has resonated with audiences, a informal transport is $27.1M. That includes Vietnam where it scored a biggest opening weekend of all time (the film was partially shot there as well). Despite entrance in during No. 2 behind Logan in Brazil, Kong surfaced comp Godzilla in scarcely all Latin American markets. As a region, a Tom Hiddleston/Brie Larson-starrer bested Pacific Rim and Fury Road.

Factoring in scarcely compassionate continue in tools of Europe, WB is happy with this start for Kong abroad as word of mouth works in preference of a positively-reviewed adventure. At slightest one opposition distributor calls it a “very good launch” deliberation Logan‘s pointy claws. However, some saw it opening aloft and that $185M prolongation bill and estimated $136M PA cast a prolonged shadow, as my co-worker Anthony D’Alessandro has noted.

While both Kong and Logan should have robust legs, there’s a Beauty and a Beast entering tellurian play subsequent support underneath a Disney halo. Kong is sitting out new openings subsequent event and beats his chest in China and Japan on Mar 24 and 25, respectively. Those were a tip plays on 2014’s Godzilla and Kong has comped good opposite that film in some markets already.

In IMAX, Kong grossed $12.4M globally from 674 screens in 63 markets. It’s a 2nd biggest tellurian Mar opening ever in a format but China. With $4.8M internationally, Kong is a 4th all-time biggest Mar crawl and a 2nd tip sans a Middle Kingdom.

Logan Movie Review

As for Logan in IMAX, Hugh Jackman’s final spin as a X-Man combined $1.8M on 438 screens including $1.4M in China for a cume of $27.1M.

In 79 markets, a 2nd support altogether is 20% bigger than X-Men: Apocalypse and 10% behind X-Men: Days Of Future Past during stream sell rates. With $5.9M in Brazil this session, Logan supposing Fox with a biggest second weekend ever in a market. In China, a James Mangold-directed threequel is headed towards a unusual $90M. But it did remove some belligerent this support to Amblin Entertainment’s A Dog’s Purpose that overtook a No. 1 container in a 2nd travel around a Middle Kingdom block.

Huaxia is releasing Dog’s Purpose in a PROC with a 24% boost over final event for a 10-day sum of $52M. This is Amblin’s initial film in China given Alibaba Pictures took a interest in a association final year. The e-commerce giant’s auxiliary used a selling and promotional flesh in China to position a film to pet-owners with outrageous assembly greeting on a Tao Piaopiao ticketing platform. Director Lasse Hallstrom’s 2009 dog pic, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (never expelled theatrically in a U.S.) is also really renouned in a Middle Kingdom.

In other important performances, Lionsgate’s La La Land pennyless a £30M miracle in a UK this weekend to spin bigger than 3 of a Twilight cinema and dual of a Hunger Games films. Also, Sony’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crossed $300M worldwide and Disney’s Moana non-stop in Japan, removing prepared to cruise opposite $600M global.

Breakdowns on a above and some-more are being updated below.


Warner Bros/Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island launched to an $81.6M start during a general box bureau with a Great Ape resounding onto 20,400 screens in 65 markets. With a better-than-expected North American entrance of $61M, a worldwide crawl is $142.6M. That tops a $135M projected tellurian high-end, mostly due to a domestic performance. Internationally, a operation forward of a weekend was $65M-$85M. Some had it higher, and rivals are job a start “very good,” “OK” and “good, not great.” The film comes with a large $185M pricetag and an estimated $136M in PA.

Despite foe from final week’s champ, Logan, Kong ranked No. 1 in many majors including a UK, Korea, Russia, France and Germany. Logan defended No. 1 particularly in Brazil.

Looking back, 2005’s King Kong minted some-more than $332M abroad, opening to $83M in a Dec crawl (the UK, France and Korea led markets); and 2014’s Godzilla debuted to $103M abroad and finaled during $328.4M abroad led by China, Japan and a UK. The other vital offshore comp pretension is 2013’s Pacific Rim that done about 36% of a full $309M abroad sum in China with Russia and Korea also large fans.

The tip offshore marketplace on Skull Island is now a UK with $7.6M on 1,268 screens and 50% of a Top 5 marketplace share. WB has a movement journey tracking 17% forward of Godzilla, 59% forward of Mad Max: Fury Road and triple a opening weekend of Pacific Rim.

Korea non-stop to $7.3M on 980 screens, some-more than doubling a opening of Logan and entrance in 90% aloft than Godzilla. At $6M, Russia bent 19% bigger than Pacific Rim and 16% over Godzilla. This was a tip marketplace on Pac Rim. Mexico non-stop with $5.6M on 2,691 screens, outperforming Pac Rim by 54% and even with Godzilla. In France, Kong scaled $4M on 541 screens, capturing 33% of a Top 5 films.

In Taiwan, a chimpanzee saw a 101% boost from Friday to Saturday and finished a weekend with $3.6M on 271 screens, outperforming all comps. Australia has a holiday entrance adult in several areas and started off with $3.5M on 524 screens. Germany saw $3.2M spin adult on a Island with 792 screens generating 40% of a Top 5 and double a start of Pac Rim.

Malaysia gave a ape a $2.6M acquire on 520 screens, commanding all comps and creation for WB’s 2nd biggest opening ever behind Batman V Superman. It’s also a tip start of 2017. In Brazil, Logan dug a nails into a tip mark with Kong during No. 2 on 915 screens for $3.4M. It’s 11% forward of Godzilla there.

Also notable, Vietnam, that sum in a pic, gave Kong a biggest opening weekend of all time with $2.2M on 377 screens. Spain bested Godzilla by 60% with $1.6M on 413 and Italy had a tip per-screen normal on 491 for $1.5M.

China and Japan are due subsequent on Mar 24 and 25, respectively. In a subsequent frame, a vital foe comes from another hairy actor with Beauty And The Beast debuting day-and-date.


Retaining a No. 1 position in 8 countries, Fox/Marvel’s Logan forged out another $70.3M in 79 markets. That’s a 56% dump from a record opening final support with foe entrance from another grouchy savage in a form of Kong: Skull Island. Logan is comping good opposite X-Men titles with a second support that’s 20% bigger than final year’s Apocalypse and usually 10% behind Days Of Future Past in a same bucket of markets during stream sell rates. The general cume is $285.6M with $436.6M global.

Despite 14 mins of cuts and a parental advisory, Logan is impending $90M in China. The 2nd support saw it drop to No. 2 as Amblin/Universal’s A Dog’s Purpose benefited from a impasse of Alibaba Pictures locally — and a market’s adore for canines — and pawed a approach to No. 1 this session. Nevertheless, Logan combined $18.6M for an $87.6M cume that’s 17% bigger than Days Of Future Past during a same point. That film finished during $116.5M in a Middle Kingdom.

In Brazil, Logan hold his hold on No. 1 with a 29% drop for $5.92M and Fox’s biggest second weekend ever in a market. The cume there is $18.2M. The UK combined $4.9M for $21.1M to date and with a 2nd support that’s 11% bigger than DOFP. Korea dipped 35% for a sum $13.2M with Australia now during $11.3M. Russia is another tip play with $13.9M to date and using 31% bigger than DOFP and 34% improved than Apocalypse.

In total, a stream general cume is 1% aloft than DOFP and 3.6% over Apocalypse by a same indicate in release. Next weekend will see increasing foe from visitor Beauty And The Beast while Kong looks to keep violence a drum. Japan bows Logan on Jun 1.


Amblin/Walden Media/Universal’s Lasse Hallstrom-directed A Dog’s Purpose wagged a approach to a No. 3 container during a general box bureau this weekend, entrance off a barking-good 2nd event in a Middle Kingdom. The film, that faced controversy during a time of a domestic opening after a TMZ video showed a German Shepherd being forced to perform opposite his will in synthetic rapids, took a sum $22.4M this weekend to move a general cume to $78.7M.

Of that, an estimated $21M comes from China. That’s a 24% boost over final support and rises a sum in a marketplace to $52M. Released locally by Huaxia, it’s also a initial film from Amblin given Alibaba Pictures took a minority equity stake in Steven Spielberg’s company. Under a deal, a prolongation arm of Jack Ma’s China e-commerce hulk will group with Amblin to co-produce and financial films for tellurian and Chinese audiences, and combine on a marketing, placement and merchandising of Amblin’s cinema in a PROC.

Chinese audiences adore dogs and cinema about dogs — Hallstrom’s 2009 film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (never expelled theatrically in a U.S.) is really renouned there and this film was marketed approach to pet owners both on- and offline. Alibaba’s Tao Piaopiao is a principal ticketing height for a film, and a association orderly a array of dog adoption activities in cinemas and selling malls opposite a country. There were also special screenings with assembly members bringing along their pets to watch a film together. This echoes screenings of The Secret Life Of Pets in Tel Aviv final year that were also attended by bushy companions. Word of mouth widespread to give a film a tip scores this year on Tao Piaopiao and Maoyan.com.

The modestly-budgeted ($22M before PA) film has now reached $140.5M worldwide, notwithstanding a unfortunate video and fallout progressing this year. Universal is distributing in 20 territories and Mister Smith has a rest of offshore. There are 3 some-more releases: Trinidad Mar 15; Russia Mar 30 and Japan Sep 23.


La La Land

Lionsgate’s six-time Oscar-winner passed $400M tellurian final week and this support combined $6.8M in 75 markets. The Damien Chazelle-directed film has now reached $268.4M abroad and $417M worldwide. Notably, it surfaced £30M in a UK this support to best 3 Twilight cinema and dual Hunger Games films. It was already a biggest Lionsgate recover locally outward those franchises. The UK sum is $37.4M after 9 weeks. Japan has jumped adult to spin a film’s 4th biggest grossing marketplace with $20.8M after 3 sessions. China is a No. 2 marketplace during $35.4M and Korea is No. 3 with $24.4M. France is 5th during $18.3M.

Passing $300M worldwide, Screen Gems/Constantin’s sixth authorization installment delivered $6.5M this weekend from over 4,200 screens in 34 markets. That rises a general cume to $280.2M for a tellurian sum of $306.9M.


Disney’s Moana landed in her final marketplace this weekend with Japan sailing to $6.3M and a No. 1 debut. This is a 3rd biggest opening support for any Disney Animation pretension ever, behind usually Frozen (-21%) and usually subsequent Big Hero 6. The event was value a sum $7M offshore in 29 markets and rises a Polynesian princess to $348.8M internationally. Moana will shortly cranky $600M worldwide with a stream cume of $596.3M. The Japan crawl was particularly above a 2nd event of a latest Doraemon pic. Moana dominated an estimated marketplace share of 78% of a western titles in a market.