International box-office heats up but 'SPECTRE' adds $50m this week
'SPECTRE' earned $30.4m from 17,483 screens in 93 total markets internationally this weekend, to a gross of $573.5m (approximately $50m for the week). Added to the US and Canada, the global box-office now stands at $749.4m.
This week saw an additional $2.3m from 240 IMAX screens to a worldwide IMAX total of almost $50m.
'SPECTRE' has cooled in China under competition from the 'Hunger Games' and local film 'Our Times', but the country's box-office total now stands at $83.4m. Initial industry predictions of a $100m Chinese take may fall short, but the film has already smashed 'Skyfall's $59m total.
The British end is still definitely up with a running total of $136.3m. The film dropped 44% compared to last week in the UK. It may have seemed impossible, but by the end of the year, 'SPECTRE' could be within spitting distance of 'Skyfall's total of $161m.
Box-office running cumes from other countries as follows (% drop compared to last week):
Germany - $57m (down 43%)
France - $28.6m (down 37%)
Australia - $18.4m (down 38%)
In the Netherlands, the film has held its #1 spot for five weeks in a row. It is now the biggest grossing movie of the year. Nearby, in German speaking Switzerland, the film as been #1 for four weeks straight.
In Scandinavia, most countries are ahead of 'Skyfall' in local currencies although the US dollar exchange rate compared to 2012 hides this success. Running cumes are:
Denmark - $12.6m (12% up on 'Skyfall')
Sweden - $11.5m
Finland - $7.6m
Norway - $8.m (12% up on 'Skyfall')
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