Magazine article Screen International

Oz Powers to $70M Int'l

Magazine article Screen International

Oz Powers to $70M Int'l

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In the first blockbuster launch of 2013, Oz The Great And Powerful stormed into action across the world to earn an estimated $69.9m from 46 territories through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

The result combined with the number one $80.3m North American debut for a sparkling $150.2m global haul.

Russia led the way on $15m, followed by the UK on $5.7m, Mexico on $5.1m, Australia on $5m, Germany on $4.2m, Brazil on $3.8m, Italy on $3.6m, Japan on $3.5m, Spain on $2.6m and South Korea on $1.7m.

IMAX's International box office for Oz set a new March record of $4m from 135 screens. Friday-to-Sunday results from Russia delivered an all-time territory record of $1.4m and $50,000 per screen. IMAX's global result was $12.2m from 442 digital screens overall in the second best March result behind Alice In Wonderland in 2010.

Oz The Great And Powerful is set to arrive in France this week and in China on Mar 29.

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters grossed $11.2m from 3,400 cinemas in 48 markets to boost the running total to $142.5m, of which $140.1m comes from Paramount Pictures International (PPI) markets.

The adventure fantasy opened in France in third place on $2.6m and added $3.3m in Germany from 480 to reach $10m in the second weekend. In two other second weekend results, Spain and the UK produced $1.1m from 487 for $3.7m and $860,000 from 403 for $4.1m, respectively.

Flight brought in $2.1m from 41 markets and stands at $65.1m overall and $53.6m through PPI. The Denzel Washington drama added $1.1m from 321 in its second weekend in Japan for $5.4m.

A Good Day To Die Hard unearthed a further $9.1m through Fox International from 5,930 screens in 67 markets to propel the running total to $177.9m. Crossing $200m would appear to be a formality with four markets to go including Australia and China.

There were strong holds in the third weekend in France and Brazil, where Bruce Willis and company added $1.7m from 675 for $12.9m and $1.3m from 429 for $7.1m, respectively.

Germany produced $1m from 605 for $14.2m after four weekends. Die Hard 5 stands at $20.2m in the lead market of Japan after four and has reached $16.3m in the UK after the same amount of time. …

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