Magazine article Screen International

Spidey 2 Swings to $67M Int'l

Magazine article Screen International

Spidey 2 Swings to $67M Int'l

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UPDATE: In its second international weekend The Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks to have done enough to overtake Rio 2 as an estimated $67.2m elevated the early tally to $132m.

The superhero saga opened top in South Korea on $13.4m through Sony Pictures Releasing International to track roughly on par with its 2012 predecessor.

Spidey delivered number one results in Russia on $8.9m and Italy on $6.5m, finishing around 3% and 20% ahead of the first film, respectively.

There was a number three $5.2m debut in Japan in the run-up to Golden Week and a number one $4,1m result in Taiwan that was 45% ahead of the first film. Venezuela produced a 45% gain on The Amazing Spider-Man on a number one $1.5m launch and Argentina placed 5% head on $1,3m for number one.

The film also scored number one debuts in Turkey on $1m and 67% ahead of the first film, the Netherlands on $800,000, New Zealand on $785,000, Norway on $680,000, Ecuador on $640,000, Ukraine on $550,000, South Africa on $500,000 and Poland on $500,000.

In two number one holds, the UK generated $5.7m number one result for $27.8m and Mexico $4.3 for $19.5m. Australia added $3.1m for $10.7m and Germany $2.7m for $10.8m.

This week The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in the final 30-odd markets, a potentially huge bucket that includes China, Brazil, France, and India.

Imax screens contributed roughly $4m to the weekend haul from 146 screens for a $7m running total.

Rio 2 brought in a further $27.4m through Fox International from 68 markets as the running total climbed to $250.1m.

France produced $4.2m for $15.5m after three, China $3.6m for $29m and Mexico $2.5m for $24.3m after the same period. Italy stands at $6m after two sessions.

The number one North American release, The Other Woman, added $12.8m from 31 markets for an early $20.6m. The comedy arrived in the UK at number two on $4.5m from 500 and added $4.1m in Australia for $10.5m after two sessions.

The Grand Budapest Hotel added $5.1m from 33 for $82.8m and Mr. Peabody And Sherman stands at $154m.

Paramount Pictures International executives reported that Noah added $11.1m from 56 territories to elevate the tally to $222.7m.

Brazil led the way on $1.8m from 481 locations for $27.2 after four weekends, while France added $1.5m from 443 for $9.8m after three.

Italy added $1.2m from 342 for $9.7m after three, the UK $963,000 from 412 for $15.2m and Germany $891,000 from 463 for $10.7m after four. …

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