IF Friends $59M At Global Box Office; Planet Of The Apes Rises To $238M

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Refresh for latest…:  After starting early offshore release on John Krasinski’s IF last weekend, Paramount expanded the imaginary friends film to another 56 international box office markets this session. The overseas frame was worth $20M, bringing the international running cume to $24M. With domestic’s $35M debut, the worldwide total is now $59M.

Despite some unfriendly critical scores, IF is hearing positive word of mouth which should help playability. 

The Krasinski directed/written/produced movie saw terrific uplift on Saturday versus Friday in the majority of offshore majors. It opened at No. 1 in the UK with $3.2M including previews. Staggered school holidays are ahead there. Mexico was a No. 2 start with $2.8M; Australia grossed $2M in a No. 1 launch; Germany picked up $905K at No. 4 with Monday a national holiday and school breaks afoot; Spain was a No. 2 start at $850K.

Other notable openings include Italy ($815K/No. 1), Brazil ($735K/No. 2), Korea ($480K/No. 6), UAE ($300K/No. 3) and Poland ($265K/No. 1).

France is the top market to date with $5.2M after two frames. Greece and Norway release next week with Japan due on June 14.

With strong holds overseas, 20th Century Studios/Disney’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes added $40.6M from 52 material international box office markets in the sophomore session. The offshore cume is now $136.3M for $237.5M global.

Looking at the Friday/Saturday/Sunday frame, the international hold is just 35% off last weekend’s opening (excluding China). On a similar basis, KPA showed significantly better staying power than Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (-41%), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (-43%) and War for the Planet of the Apes (-51%).

Notably sticky markets were Brazil (-21%), UK (-23%), Germany (-26%), Australia (-32%), Italy (-33%), Korea (-33%) and Spain (-36%). This Wes Ball-directed installment is already the highest grossing film of the franchise in Bulgaria, Turkey and Colombia. This frame it remained the top non-local title in all major European and Asian markets. It’s the overall No. 1 still in Latin America. 

Here are the Top 5 to date: China ($20.4M), France ($13.8M), Mexico ($12M), UK ($10M) and Korea ($5.8M).

In IMAX, the total is $21.8M global. 

Columbia Pictures/Alcon Entertainment’s The Garfield Movie keeps purring overseas with another $10.3M from just 27 markets in the third frame and before it releases domestically next weekend. The overseas hold was just -28% and the cume is $49M. There is still 40% of the offshore pawprint ahead including Saudi Arabia, UK, Indonesia, Australia, Poland, France and Japan.

Universal’s The Fall Guy rolled to another $7.2M from 81 markets including $900K in its China debut. The overseas cume is now $64.6M, in line with The Lost City at the same point in release. Globally the Ryan Gosling/Emily Blunt-starrer has grossed $127.6M to date. 

The Top 5 markets are: UK ($10.3M), Australia ($7.6M), Germany ($4.3M), France ($4.2M) and Mexico ($4M).

MISC UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
Tarot (SNY): $5M intl weekend (52 markets); $14.5M intl cume/$30M global
Challengers (WB): $2.6M intl weekend (61 markets); $35.2M intl cume/$78.7M global
Kung Fu Panda 4 (UNI): $1.7M intl weekend (82 markets); $340.8M intl cume/$533.4M global
Abigail (UNI): $1.3M intl weekend (77 markets); $14.2M intl cume/$39.8M global
Bob Marley: One Love (PAR): $750K intl weekend (Japan only/final market); $81.6M intl cume/$178.5M global
Back to Black (UNI): $387K intl weekend (41 Universal markets); $6.1M intl cume/$9M global

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