‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Bites Into $151 Million International Debut
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s adventure film opened with $151.1 million in 48 international markets.
The tentpole was the No. 1 film in all 48 territories. Korea saw the biggest debut with $27.2 million, followed by the United Kingdom and Ireland with $19.9 million, France with $10 million, and Spain with $9.5 million. Other top territories include Germany ($9.1 million), Taiwan ($8.4 million), Russia ($8 million), and India ($7.9 million).
“Fallen Kingdom” releases in 21 more territories over the next two months, including China on June 15, Australia and Brazil on June 21, Mexico on June 22, and Japan on July 13.
Duncan Clark, Universal’s president of international distribution, said he expects a lengthy international playout. “‘Jurassic World’ is a genre of one, and each film within this franchise is engineered as a global event,” Clark said. “Audiences gravitate to the nostalgia, storytelling and spectacle.”
“Ocean’s 8” also pulled off a solid start overseas. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures’ female-led reboot secured $12.2 million in 16 international markets. The gender-bending spin-off opened to $41.5 million from 4,145 locations in North America for a global start of $53.7 million. Its biggest opening was in Australia, where it earned $64.7 million on 487 screens. The second best debut was Mexico with $2.6 million on 1,630 screens, while Brazil saw $1.4 million on 653 screens. The heist film will continue its overseas rollout throughout the summer, opening next in France and Korea.
Elsewhere, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” continues to falter, pocketing $11.3 million in 54 territories this weekend. With its domestic weekend of $15.2 million, the Disney and Lucasfilm’s latest has a global tally of $312.2 million.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is still powering on with another $10.9 million in 51 international markets. The Marvel tentpole is close to passing the $2 billion mark globally, with its worldwide total currently at $1.998 billion.
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