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Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode the new Box Office Breakdown Crew discuss numbers for December 14th – December 16th, 2018.
Also the panel goes over their weekly rewind for a specific actor who’s movie will be hitting theaters next week.
During a busy post-holiday holdover/expansion frame
overseas, Warner Bros’ Aquaman showed his muscle again,
cruising well past the $900M mark globally as he charts a
course for $1B. After holding the No. 1 spot at
the international box office for four straight weekends,
however (and as expected), he ceded the slot to
Paramount’s Bumblebee which buzzed into China on Friday.
The yellow Bug grossed $82.7M in 63 markets this session,
including China where it revved up with a No. 1 start of
$59.4M at 9,180 locations. With $6.1M from 584 Middle
Kingdom IMAX screens, Bumblebee logged the format’s 3rd
best January start there ever.
Transformers movies are typically strong in China, although
2017’s The Last Knightdidn’t catch fire the way Age Of
Extinction had in 2014. Bumblebee is a different kind
of Transformers and is connecting with local audiences giving
it positive word of mouth. The Hailee Steinfeld-starrer has
Chinese behemoth Tencent as an investor and co-marketing
partner. It will cross $200M offshore this week.
Behind Bee, Jason Momoa’s heir to Atlantis added $56.2M at
the international box office this weekend, swelling the
worldwide cume to $940.7M. Of that, $681M is from
overseas where the James Wan-directed origins story
topped The Dark Knight Riseson Friday to become the biggest
DC movie ever abroad.
The offshore drop on Aquaman this session was 41% across 79
markets. Warner Bros’ fish guy is on course for the $1B global
milestone, possibly through next weekend. In
Asia, Aquaman is WB’s highest-grossing movie ever and has
taken $282.8M from China where it’s the No. 2 superhero pic
of all time.
Elsewhere, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns swept past $250M
global and $100M internationally, led by the UK and Italy. In
the former, Emily Blunt’s version of the magical nanny has
been No. 1 for each of its 17 consecutive days of release.
Also from Disney, Ralph Breaks The Internet broke into some
more key markets during its continued staggered release and
had great results in Italy, Korea and Brazil. The global cume
has now topped $400M.
Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch is closing in on $500M
worldwide this week while Uni/DreamWorks
Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden
Worldhad a terrific launch Down Under. The $5.3M debut
came in ahead of Madagascar 3 (+68%), How To Train Your
Dragon 2(+83%), How To Train Your Dragon(+141%)
and Kung Fu Panda 3 (+141%).
And juggernaut Bohemian Rhapsodyhas now crossed $550M
overseas to become Fox International’s 6th highest grossing
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