Magazine article Screen International

'Dunkirk' Battles to Top of International Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Dunkirk' Battles to Top of International Box Office

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Despicable Me 3 nears $1bn, while Baby Driver passes $100m.

Powered by a $30m launch in China, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk stands atop the international box office, taking down Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Meanwhile, Baby Driver crosses $100m, Despicable Me 3 nears $1bn worldwide.


Dunkirk generated $36.5m from 60 markets for $280m as international box office dropped just 39% from last weekend and the worldwide tally stands at $458.8m. The Second World War drama debuted in China on $30m, ranking a dominant number one in the market. The results more than double Inception and are on par with Gravity and The Revenant.

Dunkirk debuted in Italy on $3.5m on 606 screens, maintaining the highest per screen average and narrowly ranking number two. These results are 42% ahead of Gravity, 5% ahead of Inception and on par with Interstellar.

The UK remains the top market on $69.7m, followed by China on $30m, South Korea $21.7m, France $19.8m, Australia $17.7m, Spain $9.8m, and Holland $7.38m. Germany has produced $7.3m, Mexico $5.7m, India $5.6m, Russia $5.4m, Sweden $4.7m, and Brazil $4.5m. The film will debut in its final market, Japan, on September 9.

The film debuted in China on an estimated $5.7m from 436 IMAX screens through Monday and has grossed an estimated $76.5m at the global IMAX box office.

Annabelle: Creationgrossed $15.6m on 7,753 screens in 62 international markets. The international tally has reached $164.4m, which brings the worldwide gross to $253.4m. Argentina produced $2.5m in its first week and produced the best opening weekend ever for a horror film. Germany dipped just 12% from last weekend on $1.3m for $3.2m, while Mexico added $1.9m in week three for $16.3m to date, which surpasses the lifetime gross of both The Conjuring and Annabelle. Brazil grossed $1.5m in week three for $10.5m. Mexico is the top market, followed by South Korea on $13.8m, Brazil, the UK on $9.8m and Indonesia on $9.8m.

Patty Jenkins’ tentpole Wonder Woman has reached $403.7m internationally and $812.6m worldwide. Japan produced $1.5m in its third week of release, bringing the running total there to $7.5m. China is the top market on $89.1m, followed by Brazil on $33.5m, the UK on $28.1m, Australia on $23.4m and Mexico on $22.5m.


Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets grossed a further $12.3m, lifting the international total to $170.7m. South Korea produced $2.6m in week one, while the space opera is slowly down dramatically in China where it produced $6.3m for $58.2m. In France, the space opera grossed an additional $1.4m for a running total of $34.9m.


Illumination’s Despicable Me 3had its final theatrical release over the weekend in Greece, where it debuted at number one on $698,000. The animated tentpole added $9.9m over the weekend from 60 territories for $736.1m. With $258.7m from North America, the film stands at $994.8m worldwide, and will likely reach the $1bn milestone later this week.

The film was number one in Italy for the second week in a row on $4.4m for $13.5m. Japan produced $1.3m for $60.2m, enough for second place in week seven. China remains the top market by a high margin on $152.3m, followed by the UK on $59.6m, Germany $41.3m, France $39.6m, Brazil $38.8m and Mexico $34.8m.

American Made debuted in 14 territories this weekend for a total of 35 territories in release. …

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