Update for latest…: It’s been a busy weekend at the global hubs, with a particularly loud start for Paramounts A quiet place part II. The sequel, carried by John Krasinski, came out with a shout $ 22 million Overseas debut in only 12 markets for a global opening $ 70.4 million including the three-day $ 48.4 million AQP2 did better than expected in China with an FSS of $ 15 million, despite a super short lead time as the date wasn’t officially announced until Tuesday. Especially if we withdraw the China start this weekend, AQP2 debuted 66% before the original 2018 film (including previews). While the international box office was already showing strong signs of recovery and the summer in some markets with the early release of Universals F9 In the final session, it’s also refreshing to increase those global numbers domestically.
Originally, our sources were conservative with AQP2 Estimates of $ 10 million to $ 15 million for the entire offshore weekend given the ongoing uncertainties in some markets – and in today’s world it’s wise to stay cautious. Even Australia, which had been doing good business lately, cinemas in Victoria closed just before the weekend; the area represents 30% of the country’s box office. Still, AQP2 opened at # 1 for a whopping $ 4 million including previews in 304 locations and 29% more than the original.
In China, Paramount was fully armed, triggered widespread word of mouth among fans and influencers, and organized screenings in eight cities, culminating in a Beijing premiere on Thursday. (More to come as we update below.)
Disney’s was also new Cruella at $ 16.1 million in 29 materials markets, or about 60% of the offshore footprint. That’s good for a global opening of $ 37.4 million. In the markets where the service is available, the film also premiered on Disney + for an additional fee. Weekend overseas sales are below the $ 20 million projections we heard before the debut – likely influenced by recent closings in Australia and Japan – although critical and social sentiment is encouraging. Mexico led the game with a # 1 $ 2.6 million, followed by Korea in second place behind the F9 hold with $ 2.5 million, and the UK bowed to $ 2.2 million third place – tomorrow is a holiday and a school break ahead of us. Other No. 1 besides Mexico are Spain, Italy and Brazil. In particular, Russia, China and France were not included in this opening suite.
Last weekend’s champion F9, maintained # 1 in all markets it opened in, added $ 31 million, and topped $ 200 million internationally – and that’s something to celebrate. After Godzilla Vs Kong, F9 is only the second milestone film this year. Estimated sales through Sunday are $ 229 million with only those eight markets in play. The Vin Diesel starrer plunged 85% in China for year two but remained number 1 holding back newbies and has raked in $ 185.3 million locally, ahead of Hobbs & Shaw at the same time of release. Korea continues to show strength with F9 at $ 15.2M, level with Furious 7.