In the meantime, The Walt Disney Studios crossed $2B at the 2018 global box office this weekend, tipped over the mark by Black Panther and its $1.3B. Ryan Coogler’s phenom is now bigger than The Dark Knight Rises internationally to surpass all non-MCU folks with capes.
Paramount’s A Quiet Place had a fantastic sophomore session overseas with $22.3Min 55 markets. The international cume is now $51.7M ahead of several key hubs opening. The weekend reps a slight 25% drop from the debut frame with great holds — the UK bounced up 5%.Looking back to Rampage, the film was No. 1 in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Outside China, the Top 5 markets are rounded out by the UK ($5.7M/907 screens), Korea ($5.7M/895), Mexico ($4.8M/2,831) and Malaysia ($3.5M/590). WB has reason to be happy with the China start, and rivals see the overall overseas debut as good, if not great. They do expect break even when all is said and done. Holds in the midweeks and next session on the original IP, plus the markets still to open, will be areas to watch.
Rampage carries an estimated $120M production cost and $140M in P&A, and Johnson’s been typically tireless in getting the word out overseas where his and Peyton’s San Andreas did 67% of its global $474M. Johnson and Harris visited with Graham Norton in the UK and they also went to Shanghai last week with Peyton and producer Beau Flynn — San Andreas made $103M there. The 2015 disaster film had a 7 rating on Douban while Rampage is carrying a 6.8 (Kong: Skull Island, which had strong IP recognition and opened 23% bigger than Rampage, had a 6.6).
Warner’s Ready Player One, meanwhile, added $33.8M this weekend in 65 markets for $360.2M overseas and $474.8M worldwide. The UK ($20.4M) and Korea ($17.1M) lead play outside China.
Hopping over to Sony for other notable numbers, Peter Rabbit is a hare away from $300M global with releases still to come in Korea and Japan. The latter continues to pay dividends for Fox’s The Greatest Showman which has now surpassed $250M international, and Disney/Pixar’s Coco as it hits $37M in the market.
New Line/Warner Bros’ Rampage kept WB at the top of the international chart this weekend after leading with Ready Player One the past two frames. The offshore debut was $114.1M in 61 markets including a $55M bow in China. The Dwayne Johnson sci-fi pic has grossed $148.6M globally.
Rampage, from director Brad Peyton in a reteam with Johnson after 2015’s San Andreas, will look to hold ahead of the launch of Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War the week of April 23. WB is happy with the China start and the overseas No. 1s particularly given this is new IP. Rivals see it as good, but not great, and expect break even when all is said and done.
Johnson is a mega-pull at the international box office and has a solid base in China where he traveled to launch the pic last week. The movie is the top U.S. title in virtually all markets where it started this weekend and still has France, Germany and Japan to come.
This weekend, it was tops across Europe, outperforming Pacific Rim: Uprising by 23% in like-for-likes, and on par with San Andreas. In Asia, it’s also No. 1. Outside China, the debut is 13% above San Andreas and 62% over the studio’s Tomb Raider. Latin America, it bested RP1 by 14%, Pac Rim 2 by 11% and Tomb Raider by 62%.
In China, it played on 21,500 screens with an estimated 70% of the Top 5 movies. It bested the start of San Andreas by 9% (that one finaled at $103M), Tomb Raider by 32%, Jumanji by 34% and Godzilla by 54%. It came in about 20% below Kong: Skull Island whose featured player is a familiar commodity. Depending on the hold, it could get up to and exceed Jumanji ($77M), bringing in a $20M+ rental there. The Douban score is 6.8.
The UK is the second best start at $5.7M on 907 screens in first position, beating Tomb Raider and Pac Rim 2. Korea came in on $5.7M as well, also No. 1 and besting Godzilla and Tomb. Mexico was too a No. 1 with $4.8M on 2,831 screens on par with Pac Rim, 52% above Jumanji and more than double Tomb Raider. Malaysia rounds out the Top 5 with 78% of the chart and $3.5M on 390. There, Rampage bested Kongby 15% and San Andreas by 62%.
In other plays, Indonesia ($3.1M/687 screens) was 48% better than Kong; Russiagrossed $3.1M on 2,668 screens; the UAE dominated with $2.2M on 168 screens to pass all comps and land with WB’s 2nd biggest opening day ever; and Vietnam was worth $1.2M on 430 to score the 2nd best opening weekend for WB.
In IMAX, Rampage grossed $10M globally with $4.5M on 507 Chinese screens.