Rio took home the number one spot around the world for a 3rd consecutive weekend while Fast Five started rolling in a few markets with very impressive results. Those two and a lot more after the break (including Thor).
Rio de Janeiro has grabbed a lot of attention in the last 3 weeks thanks to worldwide box office hit Rio and the 5th entry in the long running (10 years and still going) Fast and Furious series. Rio nabbed $44.2 million for a total of $227.1 million around the world and if we include the numbers in North America we come to a worldwide tally of $314.7 million, making it the highest grossing movie of 2011 so far.
Fast Five opened in 4 countries (Australia, U.K., Korea and New Zealand) to $23.4 million, beating the opening numbers of the previous Fast and Furious movie in every one of those markets. Considering Fast and Furious made $198.1 million internationally and $353.4 million worldwide, Fast Five has some good prospects and might finish above $400 million, maybe even close to $500 million.
Hop was 3rd with $10.1 million for $46.7 million and $149.5 million worldwide. This is right on track to finish above $200 million worldwide. Red Riding Hood was 4th with $9.4 million and this rather mediocre retelling of the famous story has grossed $71.8 million worldwide on a $42 million budget.
In 5th place Scream 4 seems to lose ground just as fast as it did in North America, down 50.1% to $8.9 million and $35.5 million internationally so far.
6th finds new entry Gantz: Perfect Answer with $6.5 million. Now if you’ve read my posts before, you might remember that a few months ago there was another Gantz making the rounds at the international box office. To be more exact, Gantz came out on the 29th of January of this year and it is based on a famous Japanese manga and anime series. It made a bit more then $40 million worldwide and considering it only had a single major release in Japan, I’d say it did pretty darn well. Now Gantz: Perfect Answer is, as you would expect, the sequel to Gantz and from my understanding both were filmed at the same time.
Source Code was 7th with $6 million and stands at $28 million internationally with a lot more countries to come in the following weeks. This Duncan Jones flick has grossed $73 million so far (compared to the $9.7 million that his previous project, Moon, made) on a $32 million budget so hopefully that (and the good reviews Source Code has gotten) will turn some eyes and maybe he gets to make Wolverine for next year(looking at you Fox).
Oh but look, in 8th place we have Thor. Two weeks before opening in North America, Thor premiered in Australia in 2nd place with $5.7 million (Fast Five was 1st), nothing spectacular but a good weekend none the less.
Limitless was 9th with $5.2 million for an international total of $52.2 million while in 10th place we find another Japan only movie, Meitantei Conan: Chinmoku no kuota (Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence) with $4.2 million and $13.6 million in total. Finally The King’s Speech just passed the $400 million mark worldwide, thus becoming the 131st movie to do so since box office is recorded.