‘Super-Pets’ Barks Up $41 Million WW Bow; ‘Minions’ Surpasses $700 Million, ‘Top Gun’ Surpasses $1.3 Billion – Deadline
Warner Bros. DC League of Super Pets started wagging their tails overseas this weekend, barking about $18.4M in 63 markets This is in line with expectations and puts it 37% ahead of family businesses The villains on a comparable basis. The world premiere was $41.4M.
Pooches aside, it’s notably been another survival weekend for studios as we wait for some fresh blood in the form of Sony. High-speed train.
Overall, the big studio titles are doing well, but we’re definitely missing a new flagship. To some extent, as Anthony noted, this is due to a bottleneck in VFX houses; still would have been nice to see more engines pulling in Superior gun‘s tailwinds.
This takes nothing away from Universal/Illumination Minions: The Rise of Gru who rolls and led overseas for the studios this session with $25.4M in 79 markets (-36%). The international cume is now $390 million for $710.4 million overall. The UK continues to lead the game at $40 million, followed by Mexico at $35.2 million. Individual market catches were strong for the origins story with Italy still to come in August.
Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder saw a 39% drop from last session (only three MCU movies had stronger takes in a fourth weekend), adding $20.8M of 48 material markets for an overseas total of $361M and a global tally of $662 million exceed Thor: Ragnarok. The heroes notably occupied the number 1 in France, Italy and Australia this framework. Highs so far are UK ($37.3m), Australia ($27.3m), Mexico ($26m), Korea ($22.6m) and Brazil ($20 million).
Returning to Super Animalstoon Dwayne Johnson/Kevin Hart is absent in 76% of the offshore footprint and recorded Peru’s biggest opening weekend for a WB animated title while Brazil had the 2n/a the biggest opening weekend for a WB animated picture. There are still several markets to come including Holland, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Italy and Australia.
Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick saw another wild take of -19% across 64 markets, adding $13.8M. Paramount/Skydance’s Tom Cruise star has now reached $671 million internationally for $1,321.1 million worldwide. The top market remains the UK, which is down just 6% from last session to $94.4 million so far. After that, Japan is at $76 million, Korea brought in $57.8 million, Australia is now at $60 million, and France is at $50 million.
In IMAX, TGM crossed the $100 million mark worldwide.
Universal/Amblin’s Jurassic World Dominion ended its weekend with an addition $13.8M in 86 markets, including the debut in Japan. The, JWD had a No. 1 Friday for Uni’s Biggest Open Day and won the 2nd Biggest Open Day of the year. The full three-day trip was $10.2 million.
Domination has reached $573.1 million international and $942.6 million overall. It is currently 26% behind jurassic world and 12% below Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in foreign markets. China leads the way with $156.6 million, followed by the United Kingdom with $41.2 million, France with $28 million, Australia ($24.7 million) and Australia ($24.7 million). Germany ($22.6 million).
Also from Warner Bros, Elvis has now surpassed $100 million overseas, showing off some great legs with just a 25% drop this session. The offshore cume is $105.3M for $234.3M worldwide. The film was released in all of its markets and is led by the UK with $25.1 million. Australia ($19.9m), France ($7.4m), Mexico ($5.2m) and Germany ($4.5m) complete the Top 5.
In local cuisine, China The Moon Man had a massive opening with 995.7 million RMB ($147.6 million), including $6.3 million in IMAX for Chiyu Zhang’s sci-fi/comedy.
from Korea Hansan: Dragon Rising roared to an opening of $17.9 million. With $820,000 from IMAX, the Roaring currents the follow-up marked the 2nd biggest format launch weekend for a local title in the market.
Next week, all aboard the High-speed train.
MISC UPDATED CUMES / NOTABLE
Where the Crawdads sing (SNY): $2.5M international weekend (4 markets); $8.7M international revenue/$62.2M worldwide
The black phone (UNI): international weekend of $4.2 million (75 markets); $58.1M international revenue / $141.2M worldwide