The Dark Knight Rises took home its 4th consecutive #1 spot around the world. In 2nd place Ted continued to play well while in 3rd we have a new entry from Hong Kong, The Silent War.
The Dark Knight Rises, now running in 58 territories, was down 47% with $35.1 million over the weekend. So far internationally the flick has grossed $446.6 million, just shy of the $468.6 million made by The Dark Knight back in 2008. While the film might have a hard time reaching the $600 million I was anticipating a few weeks ago, it should easily vault over its predecessor by a good $80 million or more internationally. Worldwide the superhero epic stands at $841.2 million which makes it the 2nd biggest hit of the year so far. Now I’ll be honest with you guys, a week ago I was ready to bet The Dark Knight Rises would have no trouble going over the $1 billion mark, now I’m not so sure.
The pot-smoking teddy bear called Ted landed in 2nd place with $19.9 million or about $2000 more than the flick in 3rd place (yes, that close). This one was down a more subtle 39% and has so far made $117.1 million internationally. The good news here is Ted only runs in about 25 territories currently, that means we should expect a lot more from Ted in the coming weeks. Worldwide it has $326.8 million, very good for any R-rated comedy.
An espionage thriller set in the 1950’s and adapted from a novel, at least according to IMDB, The Silent War comes in 3rd from Hong Kong with an impressive $19.9 million opening from just 3 territories.
Total Recall was up 67% from last week, mainly thanks to the 26 new markets showing the film. That means $18.9 million for an international total of $28.2 million. The original 1990 Total Recall generated $141.9 million internationally, a number that seems within reach for the remake, at least for now.
Rounding out the top 5 was Brave, down just 7% with $17.8 million from 40 territories. The still expanding animated flick has $148.3 million internationally and $376.1 million worldwide. Brave is last no more among past Pixar films (11th actually out of 13).
Oh but wait, there’s more, Ice Age: Continental Drift came in 6th after the worst drop in the top 10 (51%). Good or bad, the flick made $16.2 million from 62 markets for a glorious international total of $624.3 million (3nd best of all time for an animation). Worldwide we have $770 million meaning Ice Age: Continental Drift is the 3rd highest grossing film of the year so far.
In case you were wondering, worldwide this year The Avengers is 1st ($1.46 billion), The Amazing Spider-Man 4th ($691.3 million) while The Hunger Games is 5th ($684.5 million).