Wonder Woman 1984 totals $ 85 million WW; Demon Slayer Sets New Record In Japan – Deadline

Refresh to last…: There was a little more varied action at the international box office this weekend, including the continued rollout of Warner Bros / DC’s. Wonder Woman 1984, a good start for China Shock wave 2, the beginnings of Disney / Pixar Soul, The Croods: A New Age nearly $ 100 million worldwide, and a whole new milestone for Japan Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train which is estimated to have exceeded Abducted as if by magic to become the highest grossing film on the market.

Starting with Wonder Woman 1984, the suite directed by Patty Jenkins added an estimate $ 19.4M of 40 overseas markets, bringing the cume of the international box office to $ 68.3M. When combined with the national beginnings of this framework, the global cumulative total is $ 85 million.

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Last week’s arc was hampered by a soft start in China, and things are not rosier in the Middle Empire, but there are positive signs elsewhere. WB just noted that this is an accelerated development on a threequel.

In terms of a new game, Australia had a strong launch this framework, exceeding 110% the first Wonder woman and marking the 2nd biggest opening of the year with $ 4.5M on 650 screens. It dominated the market with a 60% share. Korea, where cinema is badly affected by Covid, gave Diana Prince the top spot with $ 2.5 million across 2,260 screens. In India, WW84 Roped the biggest Hollywood opening of the year and the industry’s debut during the pandemic. He came tied with the first WW.

Overall, there have been more cinema closures due to Christmas, especially in the UK, which has seen other sites switch to Covid Level 3 and 4 restrictions over the weekend, shutting down more rooms. In Brazil and Mexico, which are generally strong DC markets, about half of the theaters were open, with capacity limits.

Gal Gadot’s top 5 Amazon warrior so far are China ($ 23.9 million), Taiwan ($ 6.5 million), Australia ($ 4.5 million), Japan ($ 3.1 million) and Singapore and Thailand each at $ 2.9 million.

IMAX reports that WW84 added $ 1 million from 280 offshore displays. The world total is now $ 8.2 million, or nearly 10% of the gross.

The # 1 film internationally This session is a Chinese action sequel Shock wave 2 who got fat $ 63.8M since its debut Thursday. This dazzles the previous film’s $ 58 million full run in Middle Empire, and is almost on par with the recent full run of Principle on the market. Directed by Herman Yau, the follow-up to a star bomb disposal agent Hellish affairs‘Andy Lau and has a solid 9.2 over Maoyan with an 8 from Douban. IMAX grossed $ 4.4 million out of the total of 656 screens.

Disney / Pixar

Disney / pixar Soul scratched 10 overseas markets over the weekend, making their way to a $ 7.6M start. The main room was China with $ 5.5 million for the three days and the double Forward done earlier this year. While this has been good for just No.4 behind three home titles, the social and critical scores are superb at 9.6 on Maoyan, 9.5 on Tao Piaopiao and 9.2 on Douban. These are among the highest of any Disney release, while word of mouth led to significant daily increases throughout the period (+ 179% Friday to Saturday and + 52% Saturday to Sunday) as the film went up in the chart.

The original story led by Pete Docter also bowed to Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Thailand, ranking # 2 in each. Taiwan ($ 800K) was above the openings of the two Forward and Moana; Saudi Arabia ($ 400,000) and the United Arab Emirates ($ 200,000) doubled the start of Croods 2.

Soul plays digitally in markets where Disney + exists, and will hit theaters elsewhere, meaning China, Korea, and Russia are key film hubs. The latter two are currently scheduled for late January.

Midweeks should be solid on both Shock wave 2 and Soul who will then have to face the highly anticipated emotional drama A small red flower the 31st of December.

Demon slayer
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Although the figures will not be official until Monday, the Japanese juggernaut Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train we believe we have dethroned Removed as if by magic as the highest grossing film in the history of the market. At an estimated 32.4 billion yen ($ 313 million), the film took 11 weeks to reach the milestone. It comes 19 years after the 2001 Oscar Removed as if by magic grossed 30.8 billion yen, a figure that was recently valued at 31.68 billion yen, including a summer reissue this year.

Demon slayer has been a sight to see since breaking the opening records over the weekend of October 16 and barely slowing down afterwards. It regularly saw increases from weekend to weekend thanks to giveaways that encouraged repeat viewings. On December 26, MX4D and 4DX versions were added to 82 theaters across Japan. Demon slayer is the world’s No. 5 movie of 2020 and No. 3 overseas. It is also the highest-grossing animated title of the year. For IMAX, this is the format’s biggest film ever to be made in Japan with $ 21 million there. Global, Demon slayerThe IMAX price is $ 22.3 million.

According to Asahi Shimbun, the story of a boy fighting human-eating demons was reinforced by his message of resilience. The same outlet reports that a cottage industry has built up around the film, from toys to the Demon Slayer-themed canned coffee.


Somewhere else, The Croods: A New Age picked up another $ 9.2M this session, for a nice decline of 53% in week 5. The rest is now in 16 offshore markets where it has a current cume of $ 67.9M for $ 98.3M global. Russia was this frame’s best addition at a # 1 $ 3M from 1,680 locations, followed by Australia with $ 2.7M from 295 and Spain with $ 1.4 million against 334 at No. 1. Spain is the only major European currently in operation, and other continental release dates are to be determined given the current cinema closings. the China gross is now $ 51.4 million, exceeding the lifespan of Despicable Me 2.

Next weekend will include the A small red flower in China as well as the continued play of WW84, Croods 2 and others.


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