Magazine article Screen International

Spectre' Hits $543M Global BO

Magazine article Screen International

Spectre' Hits $543M Global BO

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In the wake of the Paris attacks on Friday that left129 dead, the Gaumont-Pathe chain was likely to remain closed until Monday while MK2, Les Ecrans de Paris and UGC reopened most of their Parisian theatres on Sunday.

SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: After grossing $142.3m over the weekend through Sony and $11m via MGM markets, Spectre has amassed $413.8m internationally and $542.8m worldwide. A running total of $357.9m comes from Sony markets and the $55.9m balance via MGM licensees. The film ranks number one in 63 of its 69 active markets.

James Bond was in bullish form in 14 new markets, setting one of several records in China for the Friday-Sunday debut of a 2D US film on $48.1m from 14,700 screens that is days away from crossing Skyfall's $m final gross.

France generated $15m while two results that included previews were roughly on par with Skyfall: Australia delivered $8.5m from 610 screens and South Korea $8.1m from 1,100.

Bond tore into Greece on $1.2m from 184, New Zealand on $1.4m from 136 and French-speaking Switzerland on $1.3m from 52.

In the third weekend in the UK the film UK dropped 36% to $11.9m from 2,100 for $120.2m to become the third highest grossing film ever in the market. The Netherlands added $2.7m for $11.9m.

In a string of notable second sessions, Germany produced $13.9m for $39.4m, Italy $3.2m for $10.1m, Russia $2.7m for $10.7m, Mexico $2.2m for $8.4m, Brazil $1.6m for $5.3m, German-speaking Switzerland $2.4m for $7.2m, Spain $1.5m for $5.6m and Hong Kong $1.2m for $4.2m. Vietnam has delivered $1.5m.

Spectre has become the top film of the year-to-date after three sessions in four Scandinavian markets via MGM licensees. The film added $1.7m for $10.5m in Denmark, $1.4m for $9.5m in Sweden, $1,1m for $7.4m in Norway and $939,000 for $6.3m in Finland.

The film added $13m worldwide via Imax and stands at the cusp of $40m. It set a new three-day November opening record in China on $4.6m from 246 screens and took $9m from 483 international screens.

Hotel Transylvania 2 added $8.4m for $254.1m.

FOX INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: Fox International Productions and Fox Star Studios' Prem Ratan Dhan Payo generated the biggest Bollywood debut in India on a confirmed $26.5m over four days.

The film achieved a similar feat in the UK where it grossed $1.4m. It took $30. …

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