Magazine article Screen International

Sensational Skyfall Adds $156M to Reach $287M International

Magazine article Screen International

Sensational Skyfall Adds $156M to Reach $287M International

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James Bond remained irrepressible outside North America and is closing in on $300m after a mere 10 days. The result puts Sony Pictures Releasing International's (SPRI) total box office for the year-to-date on $2.16bn - overhauling the $2.14bn record with two months of the year to go.

According to estimates issued on Sunday, Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) markets accounted for $139m while MGM licensees generated $17m. The film is active in a combined 81 markets.

Once again the UK led the way as Skyfall generated $25.7m from 1,868 screens to reach $85.8m after two weekends. 007 swept into Germany on $23.9m from 1,264 in the biggest debut of the year so far, grossing 77% more than the launch of Quantum Of Solace and 88% higher than Casino Royale.

France added $14.4m from 825 for $30m after two weekends while Italy produced the biggest launch of a Hollywood release and the second biggest overall for the year-to-date on $7.9m from 623. Spain generated $6.7m from 636 for the second highest debut of 2012 behind The Impossible.

Skyfall added $5.2m in Russia from 951 for $16.1m while Bond pulled off the all-time biggest opening weekend in Switzerland on $5.3m. Holland produced the best of the year so far on $4.4m from 211, as did Austria on $3.4m from 98. Mexico produced 3.2m from 830.

India generated $5.1m from 302 for the second biggest release of the year-to-date behind SPRI's The Amazing Spider-Man and Taiwan produced the second biggest launch of the year behind The Avengers on $2.5m from 193.

Skyfall grossed $4.3m on IMAX screens from 132 locations in 36 territories, which translates to approximately $33,000 per screen and produced the company's biggest non-summer, non-holiday weekend. The IMAX running total after roughly 10 days is $10m and the UK has generated $3.6m.

Hotel Transylvania has crossed $100m and added $13.7m at the weekend from 4,940 screens in 50 markets. The animation grossed $3.4m in Spain from 643 for $8.7m after two weekends and $2.6m in Germany from 791 for $6.4m after the same amount of time. Russia is the lead market thus far on $13.1m after three and the UK has produced $190.9m after four.

Paranormal Activity 4 brought in a further $14.3m from 4,506 cinemas in 51 territories through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) to reach $68.8m. The horror sequel arrived in six new markets led by France on $4.3m from 250 and 67% ahead of its predecessor. …

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