UPDATE, writethru: One of the one Hollywood titles to just lately be granted a China release date, Disney/twentieth Century Studios’ Free Guy flew into the market with a No. 1 $23.9M begin. This is a stable launch within the Middle Kingdom, significantly within the present local weather, and helped push the Ryan Reynolds-starrer previous $100M on the international box office. The full offshore weekend was $37.3M in 47 markets, a slight 23% drop from final session, and the entire abroad cume is now $100.3M for $179.6M world.
We’re seeing robust phrase of mouth proceed to propel this unique IP from director Shawn Levy. Notably in China, there have been each day will increase all through the weekend. The movie has a 7.8 from critics on Douban and a 9.1 from moviegoers on Maoyan. The latter on Sunday upped its full-run projection in China to RMB 491M ($76M). Free Guy presently leads pre-sales out there by Thursday this coming week. About 20% of web sites are nonetheless closed in China.
‘Candyman’ Makes The Box Office Taste Good With $22M+ Opening
Elsewhere, Free Guy remains to be No. 1 within the UK, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. In Germany, it obtained a ten% bump, regardless of final Monday’s introduction of the well being go requirement.
The IMAX portion of Free Guy’s abroad haul is now $7.9M for $12M world. Of that, $3.8M is from China with a terrific 16% of the nationwide whole from just one% of screens.
Paramount’s Paw Patrol: The Movie collared one other $10.3M from 46 markets this session, good for a drop of simply 30%. This takes the offshore cume to $37.8M and world to $61.9M.
As noted earlier this week from our perch at CinemaCon, Universal’s F9 crossed $700M world on Wednesday, making it the one Hollywood title to the mark in 2020 and 2021. The worldwide gross by Sunday is $704.24M. Two different photos hit milestones this weekend with Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business topping $100M worldwide and Warner Bros/DC’s The Suicide Squad transferring previous $100M worldwide.
In new play, Universal/MGM/Monkeypaw’s Candyman opened in 51 worldwide markets this weekend with $5.23M (that reps UPI and MGM markets mixed). The world whole together with domestic’s No. 1 begin is $27.6M. The finest abroad begins have been the UK, Spain, Mexico, Russia and Germany.
Regarding the scenario total internationally: France, Italy and Germany require well being passes (or a latest detrimental Covid check) to attend cinemas; 65% of Australia’s field workplace is locked down and New Zealand is solely shut; Japan has restricted hours and capability limits in 90% of the market; Korea nonetheless has Level 4 restrictions in place and all of South East Asia (save Singapore) remains to be closed.
This coming Wednesday (September 1), Disney/Marvel’s anticipated Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings begins world rollout beginning in France, Korea and Italy.
Breakdowns on this week’s movies above and extra have been up to date under.
From Universal/MGM/Monkeypaw, Nia DaCosta’s horror title launched in 36 UPI markets and 15 MGM markets abroad. Combined, the weekend was price $5.23M for an early world cume of $27.6M. The UK led play with a No. 2 $1.48M begin from 605 places; greater than Old, double Spiral and greater than 3 times Don’t Breathe 2. Spain sprinkled Candyman with $356K from 320, 57% forward of fellow new opener Reminiscence.
Co-written and produced by Jordan Peele, Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Colman Domingo. Future key markets embody Korea, France and Japan.
While Free Guy’s Friday opening in China portended a weekend within the $18M+ vary, the movie ended up outperforming that with each day will increase (+71% on Saturday, then +7% on Sunday). The whole within the Middle Kingdom, the place native pics have dominated the day for 2 months, was $23.9M for the FSS. That’s a stable begin, though there will probably be some native competitors forward. For the second, we’re nonetheless ready on information of different launch dates for Hollywood out there — together with subsequent week’s world opener Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.
The whole weekend as famous above was $37.3M in 47 abroad markets, a 23% dip within the holdovers. The full offshore cume is now $100.3M for $179.6M world.
Mid-weeks abroad confirmed robust playability (Mon-Thurs was 74% of the earlier weekend’s FSS) and, apparently, whereas France and Italy have been hampered by the introduction of the well being go requirement in latest weeks, Germany noticed a ten% bump on Free Guy this weekend, even with the brand new regulation. Also seeing will increase have been Sweden and Austria.
Drops embody Taiwan (-4%), UAE (-5%), Switzerland (-6%), Belgium (-9%), Czech Rep (-12%), Singapore (-12%), Hungary (-15%), France (-16%), Australia (-19%), Brazil (-19%), Poland (-21%), Netherlands (-21%), Mexico (-22%), Panama (-22%), Israel (-23%), Saudi Arabia (-23%), Russia (-25%), Italy (-25%), Ukraine (-31%), UK (-32%), Hong Kong (-33%), Norway (-35%), Spain (-38%), Korea (-38%) and Japan (-41%).
Free Guy remains to be No. 1 within the UK, Australia, Mexico and Brazil in addition to Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Singapore, Colombia, Central America and Ecuador.
The Top 5 abroad markets are China ($23.9M), UK ($14.4M), Russia ($8.5M), France ($4M) and Germany ($3.5M).
PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE
Paramount/Nickelodeon/Spin Master’s pups fetched one other $10.3M in 46 markets through the weekend to elevate the worldwide cume to $37.8M in 85% of the offshore footprint. Positive phrase of mouth helped the drop to come back in at simply 30%.
In new openings, Russia gave the troupe a No. 3 begin with $770K at 1,220 places; Spain was a No. 1 launch with $590K from 352. Also debuting to No. 1 have been Argentina and Chile.
Germany had an amazing 11% dip whereas France was down 29%. The high markets to this point are the UK with $7.9M, France at $6.9M and Germany at $6.1M.
MISC UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
The Suicide Squad (WB): $4.6M intl weekend (73 markets); $101.8M intl cume/$154.6M world
The Boss Baby: Family Business (UNI): $4.5M intl weekend (30 markets); $43.5M intl cume/$100.3M world
Reminiscence (WB): $3.7M intl weekend (66 markets); $7.3M intl cume/$10.8M world
F9 (UNI): $3.6M intl weekend (65 markets); $531.5M intl cume/$704.24M world
Jungle Cruise (DIS): $2.7M intl weekend (49 markets); $86.9M intl cume/$187M world
Luca (DIS): $2.5M intl weekend ($2.2M from China); $43M intl cume
Old (UNI): $1.64M intl weekend (57 markets); $38M intl cume/$84.5M world
Don’t Breathe 2 (SNY): $1.6M intl weekend (28 markets); $10.7M intl cume/$35.28M world
Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions (SNY): $1.4M intl weekend (29 markets); $19.7M intl cume/$44.9M
Space Jam: A New Legacy (WB): $1.1M intl weekend (66 markets); $82.3M intl cume/$152.1M world
Me Contro Te – Il Mistero Della Scuola (WB): $939K intl weekend (Italy solely); $2.7M intl cume
A Quiet Place Part II (PAR): $527K intl weekend (10 markets); $136.7M intl cume
Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (PAR): $176K intl weekend (4 markets); $9.3M intl cume