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‘Lucy’ Continues Her Romp Around The World, Reclaiming Overseas Box Office Crown

'Lucy' Continues Her Romp Around The World, Reclaiming Overseas Box Office Crown


C’mon, you had to figure this was coming.  After a week where “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” claimed the top spot thanks to a boffo opening in China, Scarlett Johansson and Luc Besson regained the overseas box office crown by obliterating the competition to the tune of $25.5 million.  While domestic box office was down heaps and gobs, business overseas was actually up almost 20% and “Lucy” will get the benefit of opening mega-territories China and Russia this coming weekend.  Watch that overall cume rise through the roof.  In addition, Warners’ “Into The Storm” breaks in China as well this week.

Hercules” added a ton of new markets and vaulted back into the #2 spot, barely edging out “The Expendables” which debuted in China this past weekend.  Seems like the sky’s the limits internationally.  Oh if only some of that could rub off on these shores.

Box office milestones hit this week included “Lucy” breaking $300 mil worldwide, “Into The Storm” crossing the $100 mil worldwide plateau and tomorrow will enable “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to pass $300 million worldwide.

RANK/TITLE/WKND/INT’L CUME/DOM.CUME/W’WIDE CUME/% OF WW FROM INT’L

1.   LUCY—$25.5 MIL WKND—$192 MIL INT’L CUME—$121 MIL DOM. CUME—$313 MIL WW CUME—61% OF WW FROM INT’L

2.   HERCULES—$17.1 MIL WKND—$122 MIL INT’L CUME—$71 MIL DOM. CUME—$193 MIL WW CUME—63% OF WW FROM INT’L

3.   EXPENDABLES 3—$17.0 MIL WKND—$88 MIL INT’L CUME—$36 MIL DOM. CUME—$124 MIL WW CUME—71% OF WW FROM INT’L

4.   DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES—$16.6 MIL WKND—$437 MIL INT’L CUME—$206 MIL DOM. CUME—$643 MIL WW CUME—67% OF WW FROM INT’L

5.   INTO THE STORM—$11.6 MIL WKND—$65 MIL INT’L CUME—$44 MIL DOM. CUME—$109 MIL WW CUME—60% OF WW FROM INT’L

6.   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY—$11.5 MIL WKND—$291 MIL INT’L CUME—$294 MIL DOM. CUME—$585 MIL WW CUME—49% OF WW FROM INT’L

7.   TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES—$8.7 MIL WKND—$125 MIL INT’L CUME—$174 MIL DOM. CUME—$299 MIL WW CUME—41% OF WW FROM INT’L

8.   DELIVER US FROM EVIL—$6.9 MIL WKND—$34 MIL INT’L CUME—$30 MIL DOM. CUME—$64 MIL WW CUME—53% OF WW FROM INT’L

9.  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS—$5.0 MIL WKND—$170 MIL INT’L CUME—$124 MIL DOM. CUME—$294 MIL WW CUME—57% OF WW FROM INT’L

10. IF I STAY—$4.6 MIL WKND—$10 MIL INT’L CUME—$39 MIL DOM. CUME—$49 MIL WW CUME—20% OF WW FROM INT’L
 

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