‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ blasts to 529 million WW; ‘Mario Bros’ crosses $1.2 billion, propels Universal past $2 billion in 2023 – International Box Office

UPDATE, in writing: After crossing the $300 million mark worldwide through Monday last week, Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has taken another important step. The James Gunn-directed trio easily crossed the half-billion mark in the second frame and now sits around $528.8M worldwide until Sunday. Of this amount, $213.2 million comes from domestic sources and $315.6 million at the international box office.

The worldwide accumulation of $529 million makes The Gang the second biggest Hollywood release of the year so far worldwide. Overseas, the film is set to pass the final gross of the original guardians of the galaxy ($318M; today’s rate and without Russia). The worldwide IMAX turnover is 43.6 million dollars.

For Star Lord and company, strong offshore midweeks led to a second weekend of $92 million in 52 markets, a 40% decline since opening; it’s better than GOTG the first one, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, GOTG2 And Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the same markets. It also marks the 5th best hold for a second weekend on an MCU title internationally. As we noted last weekend, word of mouth has helped solidify Rocket’s origin story.

The 5 main foreign markets are China ($58.4M), UNITED KINGDOM ($29.6 million), Mexico ($24.7M), Korea ($22.1M) and France ($18.3 million). GOTG3 notably retained No. 1 in China this session, however x fast is coming strong with previews starting Tuesday. This movie tops pre-sales ahead of its Wednesday arc there and throughout the week.

In the meantime, Guardians‘ Chris Pratt doubles down on top of the charts this weekend as the voice of Mario in Illumination/Nintendo/Universal’s Super Mario Bros moviewhich is estimated at $675 million abroad and $1.21 billion worldwide until Sunday. As his Insta handle says, it’s a Prattprattpratt weekend.

It’s also a landmark weekend for Universal, which becomes the second studio to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide this year. The total is $2.013 billion through Sunday, with $910 million from the domestic market and $1.03 billion from international.

Next to a $26.1 million framework in 80 markets, mario is now the 4th greatest animated film of all time worldwide and Universal’s greatest. The 5 main markets are Mexico ($82.4M), UNITED KINGDOM ($63.2 million), Japan ($59.8 million), France ($55M) and Germany ($50.1 million). In MexicoMario and Luigi have passed Avengers: Endgame to present the 2nd greatest movie of all time.

mario in particular exceeded Despicable Me 3 In Japan in its second weekend to become the biggest universal animation and biggest Illumination title of all time on the market. In Germanythanks to the continued good performance of Super Mariothe 13 Illumination films combined exceeded the 40M admissions mark, corresponding to an average of 3M+ per film.

Opening up to its end market and with a tremendous 38% drop in efficiency, Warner Bros/New Line’s Evil Dead Rise scared another $6.7M this weekend from 65 foreign markets. International running is $71.6M For $131.8 million until Sunday. Philippines debuted to $199,000 on 32 screens, ahead of M3GAN by 64%, and Cry VI by 174%. hong kong launched with $125,000 on 47 screens, up 33% Cry VI.

The top 5 markets to date are UNITED KINGDOM ($6.3M), Mexico ($6.2M), India ($4.5M), Brazil ($4.2M) and Indonesia ($4.1M)


Book Club: The Next Chapter (UNI): international weekend of $3.2 million (35 markets); $3.2M international revenue/$9.7M worldwide
The Pope’s Exorcist (SNY): $2.8M for the international weekend (60 markets); $50.7M total international / $70.2M worldwide
love one more time (SNY): $2.5M international weekend (35 markets); $2.6M international revenue/$7.6M worldwide
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves (PAR): $1m international weekend (47 markets); $113.5M International/$205.7M Worldwide

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