Somehow them blue monsters finished another weekend on top of the international box office, making it three in a row, not too shabby. Now with the latest numbers that came in, The Smurfs has become a serious threat to the worldwide dominance of the Chipmunks and their leader, Alvin. Will the evil tiny blue freaks end up with more green in their pockets then those singing rodents? The answer could be right after the break.
The Smurfs made another $26.8 million so internationally it stands at $258.3 million. That means a worldwide total of $385.3 million, a bit shy of the 443.1 million that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel made back in 2009. So the blue bastards need to gross another $57.8 million. With the movie out in most markets by now, I don’t think it can pull the extra mile to reach the Chipmunks. Either way, it will interesting to see how Alvin and Chipmunks: Chipwrecked performs against The Smurfs and if it can finish ahead worldwide in this battle of the ages.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes grossed $21.9 million adding to a total of $157.4 million and $308 million worldwide. The 2001 Planet of the Apes made $363.2 million so chances are Rise of the Planet of the Apes will finish with more than that.
We got a newish entry in the chart with Final Destination 5. The horror flick generated $21 million from just 20 markets for $28.5 million so far. The Final Destination, 4th entry in the series, made $186.1 million worldwide so with already $67 million, Final Destination 5 is on track to at least finish close to that, I’m thinking $150 million. On a $40 million budget that ain’t bad but a 6th Final Destination should have a big question mark on top right about now.
Cowboys & Aliens bursts to 4th place with $14.1 million for a lousy $35.5 million international total. What can I say, westerns are westerns and not even the sci-fi elements of this movie were enough to bring people in. With just $129.4 million worldwide, Cowboys & Aliens will barely match its huge production budget of $163 million.
Cars 2 made another $11.2 million and with that, stands at $521.9 million worldwide. Kung Fu Panda 2 took in $9.7 million for a new worldwide landmark total of $639.5 million. Now you may ask why landmark, the answer is simple, it just beat the $631.7 million made by Kung Fu Panda in 2008. So while the movie wasn’t as successful in North America this time around, a fantastic international run made sure that it would end up with a higher final worldwide figure.
On to a box office darling, mainly Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, by far the highest grossing movie of the year, it made another $9.4 million for $923.4 million internationally and $1.29 billion worldwide.
The Inbetweeners Movie was 3rd last weekend and now it’s 8th with $9.3 million and a great $42 million total for the British comedy.