The King’s Speech was back on top last weekend internationally thanks in no small part to the Oscars. This is turning into a genuine blockbuster when it comes to box office and alongside Black Swan, True Grit and The Fighter, showed in the past months that quality can sometimes sell better then just quantity. More about the King and the rest after the break.
The King’s Speech was up by 30% and grossed $19.4 million for an international total of 186.7 million and $311.2 million worldwide. Two weeks ago I was thinking it would probably finish with $350 million, now I know I was underestimating this $15 million gem.
Non 3D animated western Rango was 2nd with $16.8 million from 33 markets. Unimpressive to say the least for this type of movie (minus the western bit, that almost never works today internationally) considering it opened in a lot of big markets like the UK (1st place with $2.7 million), Mexico (1st with $2.6 million), Spain, Germany or South Korea.
Black Swan is amazing as ever in 3rd with $15.8 million for $147.7 million and $253 million worldwide. Finishing with $300 million worldwide should be very much doable at this point.
Previously number 1, I Am Number Four was exactly what the title says, number 4. $12 million with $47.3 million internationally and a total of $89.4 million worldwide means all is not yet lost when it comes to the potential of this $60 million flick to spawn sequels.
The Adjustment Bureau debuts in 5th with with $10.4 million while Unknown was 6th with $9.8 million for $25.6 million and $79.6 million worldwide.
True Grit was 7th with another $7.4 million for a new international total of $60.3 million and $229.1 million worldwide, behind only Dances with Wolves ($424.2 million) and Back to the Future Part 3 ($244.5 million) in the western genre.
Just Go With It was 8th with $7.3 million while No Strings Attached was 9th with $6.4 million. Finally Japanese only Doraemon (or simply called Eiga Doraemon Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan: Habatake Tenshitachi) was 10th with $5.5 million.