Warner Bros’ DC League of Super Pets started wagging his tail overseas this weekend and barked an estimated $18.4 million in 63 markets That’s in line with expectations and puts it 37% ahead of family com the bad guys in like-for-likes. The worldwide debut was $41.4 million.
Beyond the puppies, this has been another remaining weekend for the studios in particular, as we wait for fresh blood in the form of Sony’s bullet train.
Overall, big studio titles are holding up well, but we’re definitely missing out on a new tentpole product. To some extent, as Anthony has pointed out, that’s because of a bottleneck at VFX houses; still it would have been nice to see more engines start Top Gunthe tailwind.
That doesn’t take away from Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru that ripples and leads abroad for the studios of this session with $25.4 million in 79 markets (-36%). The international cume is now $390 million in front of $710.4M global. The UK remains in the lead with $40 million, followed by Mexico with $35.2 million. Individual market positions were strong for the origin story, with Italy still to come in August.
Disney/Marvel’s Thor: love and thunder saw a 39% dip from the previous session (only three MCU movies have had stronger grips in a fourth weekend), adding: $20.8 million of 48 material markets for an overseas cume of $361M and a global count of $662M taking over Thor: Ragnarok. The heroes had this frame in particular number 1 in France, Italy and Australia. Top pieces to date include the UK ($37.3 million), Australia ($27.3 million), Mexico ($26 million), Korea ($22.6 million) and Brazil ($20 million).
Returning to super-petsis the Dwayne Johnson/Kevin Hart tone out in 76% of the offshore footprint, clocking Peru’s biggest ever opening weekend for a WB animation title, while Brazil took the 2nd biggest opening weekend for a WB animated photo. Several more markets are coming, including the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Italy and Australia.
In the meantime, Top Gun: Maverick saw another insane grab of -19% in 64 markets, adding: $13.8M. Paramount/Skydance’s Tom Cruise starrer has now reached $671M international for $1,321.1 million worldwide. The top market remains the UK, which fell just 6% from the previous session for a cume of $94.4 million so far. After that, Japan is at $76 million, Korea has brought in $57.8 million, Australia now has $60 million and France $50 million.
In IMAX, TGM has crossed the $100 million mark worldwide.
Universal/Amblin’s Jurassic World Dominion ended the weekend with an extra $13.8M in 86 markets, including its debut in Japan. Over there, JWD had a No. 1 Friday for Uni’s biggest opening day ever and claimed the 2nd biggest opening day of the year. The entire three-day trek was $10.2 million.
lordship has achieved $573.1 million international and $942.6M global. It is currently 26% behind Jurassic World and 12% lower Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the overseas markets. China leads the game with $156.6 million, followed by the UK with $41.2 million, France with $28 million, Australia ($24.7 million) and Germany ($22.6 million).
Also from Warner Bros, Elvis has now passed $100 million overseas and is showing great legs with only a 25% drop this session. The offshore cume is $105.3 million in front of $234.3 million worldwide. The film has been released in all its markets and is led by the UK at $25.1 million. Australia ($19.9 million), France ($7.4 million), Mexico ($5.2 million) and Germany ($4.5 million) round out the top 5.
In local dishes, China’s moon Man had a huge opening with RMB 995.7 million ($147.6 million) including $6.3 million in IMAX for Chiyu Zhang’s sci-fi/comedy.
Korean Hansan: Rising Dragon roared to a $17.9 million opening. With $820K from IMAX, the Roaring Currents follow-up scored the format’s 2nd biggest launch weekend for a local title on the market.
Next week all aboard the bullet train.
VARIOUS UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
Where the crayfish sing (SNY): $2.5 million intl weekend (4 markets); $8.7 million intl cume / $62.2 million worldwide
The black phone (UNI): $4.2 million intl weekend (75 markets); $58.1 million intl cume/$141.2 million worldwide