Magazine article Screen International

'Terminator Genisys' Wins International Weekend on $73.3M

Magazine article Screen International

'Terminator Genisys' Wins International Weekend on $73.3M

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: The confirmed $73.3m weekend haul from 46 territories for Paramount and Skydance Productions' Terminator: Genisys scored the biggest debut for the franchise and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 22 markets.

The sci-fiaction reboot grossed $118.2m worldwide over the weekend including the number three $44.2m five-day North American debut. After two weekends the international running total has reached $85.5m and global stands at $129.6m.

Terminator: Genisys secured top berth in Russia on $12.5m in 1,774 sites for the biggest franchise, Schwarzenegger and July debut as well as the fifth biggest launch of all time.

Number one debuts in South Korea on $11.2m in 1,275 and in Mexico on $6.1m from 1,307 scored new franchise and Schwarzenegger records.

In a trio of number two results the sci-fiaction arrived in the UK on $5.8m from 979, France on $4m from 815 and Brazil on $3.9m from 1,012. The last territory set new records for the franchise and Schwarzenegger.

Genisys delivered $4.4m at number one in Australia in 484 and $1.5m at number two in the Philippines from 147 for new franchise and Schwarzenegger marks. The same two records fell in Venezuela where $2.4m in 75 delivered Paramount's second biggest opening weekend.

There were also number one debuts and new franchise and Schwarzenegger records in Taiwan on $2.1m from 144, Malaysia on $2.3m from 131, India on $3m from 600, Hong Kong on $2m from 48 and Ukraine on $692,000 from 125.

Second weekend business saw running totals climb in Singapore by $655,000 from 28 to $2.3m, Colombia by $736,000 from 165 for $2.9m and Peru by $690,000 from 85 for $1.9m where the film still ranks number one.

The film's global Imax haul stands at $10.2m, while 233 screens have generated $4.7m in the international market. This week it opens in Germany, Japan, Italy and Spain. Studios sources said the budget was $155m.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Minions has taken the baton from Jurassic World to rank as the studio's top international weekend performer as a confirmed $56.2m from 26 territories boosted the running total after two sessions to $125.1m.

The family film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment scored the biggest opening day of all time for an animated film in Germany, Spain, Argentina and Colombia and the biggest opening weekend for an animation in Argentina, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Minions opened top in all 15 new territories led by Germany on $9.8m from 732 for a 70% gain on the launch of Despicable Me 2, Spain on $6m from 626 for a 100% gain, Argentina on $5.4m from 170 for a 200% gain and Colombia on $3.3m from 178 for a 100% gain.

The film stayed top in Brazil and the UK where it has climbed to $16.9m and $32.7m, respectively. In Australia, where it ranks number two, the tally after 18 days has reached $15.2m.

Minions arrives day-and-date with North America this week in 25 territories including France, Mexico and Russia.

Jurassic World grossed $43.3m from 66 territories to propel the international total to $828.4m. The $1.385bn global haul squeezed past the $1.383bn of Avengers: Age Of Ultron into fifth place in the worldwide box office pantheon. Fast & Furious 7 ranks fourth on $1.511bn.

The smash adventure reboot ranks second in China in its fourth and final week of release and added $9.3m for $221.8m and overtook Avatar to become the fourth biggest release in China. …

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