Maverick hits $1.1 billion, Jurassic World Dominion $825 million – deadline

Refresh for the latest Slightly above the estimates we reported on Saturday, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru has cuffed to a $87.2 million weekend at the international box office. That lifts the offshore cume to $93.7M in front of $202.2 million worldwide to date.

The Rise of Gru, the latest entry in the world’s largest animation franchise, had landed in Australia earlier this past weekend and this frame added another 60 markets. In the new hubs, the debut was $81.5 million.

In like-for-likes at current exchange rates, new openers are 23% lower minions and 13% lower Terrible Me 3† Including Australia, Week 2 results are 13% below minions and only 3% lower DM3† France, Japan, Korea and Italy have yet to let go of the little guys.

Gru and crew hit new milestones internationally with four markets scoring the biggest animation opening weekend of all time (Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Venezuela); and 52 markets determining the best animated launch of the pandemic (see more details in the updated breakdowns below for all movies).

Universal pulled out all the stops for a global marketing campaign that included pop-up stores, music festival appearances and shopping mall takeovers, as well as a clever TikTok challenge called “Minions In Suits” that went viral.

The Top 5 openers this weekend were the UK ($12.9 million), Mexico ($12.4 million), Germany ($4.8 million), Spain ($3.6 million) and Indonesia ($3.4 million). million).

Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Universal Pictures International, Distribution, “We couldn’t be happier for Chris Meledandri, the filmmakers, cast and crew and our partners at Illumination. This result is a testament to the enduring love for this franchise, the exceptional film they have delivered and the tremendous collaboration between Illumination, our Universal teams around the world and our exhibition partners.”

Overall, the market is robust and it’s refreshing to see so many great photos across genres coexist comfortably.

Namely: Paramount/Skydance’s hypersonic Top Gun: Maverick passed the $1.1 billion global threshold, which yields even more $37M in 65 markets — another remarkable 16% drop from last weekend internationally. The overseas total through Sunday is $544.5 million

And, Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion stomped past $800 million worldwide — just the 4th Hollywood title to come there since the start of the pandemic. Of $824.5 millionit is the No. 3 movie of 2022 worldwide. The offshore cume is $492.7 million after adding $26.8 million in 72 markets this frame.

Warner Bros’ Elvis slipped by just 28% in his second frame for a $15.7 million weekend at 57 international markets. The offshore cume so far is $46.2 million with $100 million global crossover to achieve $113.5 million until Sunday.

Breakdowns of the above movies and more are updated below.



After debuting in Australia last session, this original story from directors Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan Del Val exceeded expectations with a $87.2 million weekend at 61 markets. The offshore cume through Sunday is $93.7M in front of $202.2 million worldwide. The overseas part is only under 13% minions at the same point and 3% behind Terrible Me 3

There are still such large markets for bananas as France, Korea, Japan and Italy.

As noted above, milestones abounded as 11 markets had the largest Universal animation opening weekend ever with no previews (Argentina, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Egypt, Pakistan, Poland, Uruguay, Turkey, Chile, Norway); and 14 markets had the best Illumination animation launch weekend of all time outside of previews (Argentina, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Pakistan, Poland, Uruguay, Turkey, Chile, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Sweden, Egypt).

The UK was the biggest opener with $12.9 million. Saturday saw a 50% increase from Friday (which had seen the best start ever for a Universal animated film and an Illumination title). Fridays/Saturdays are 2% ahead of the first film and 6% ahead of the opening two days before unbelievable 2

Mexico is valued at $12.4 million across 920 locations and 4,053 screens. This would make Universal’s third-largest animated opening weekend minions (-15%) and DM3 (-4%).

Germanyover the weekend is estimated at $4.8 million from 698 locations and 1,359 screens, in line with DM2and under DM3 and minions

Spain plays across 424 locations and 873 screens with the total weekend estimated at $3.6 million, the largest animated opening of the pandemic and just below minions and DM3

Indonesia is on track for a $3.4 million opening weekend on 776 screens, the largest launch weekend for Universal and Illumination of all time, including previews.

outside the top 5, Argentina follows to $3.3 million, the best animated box office opening ever, and the 3rd best of all titles; Brazil grossed an estimated $3.2 million; Poland is valued at $2.4 million – the best Universal and Illumination animated opening of all time, and the second largest animation ever with no previews. Opening day had already broken the record as the largest of the pandemic, beat Spider-Man: No Way HomeThe Netherlands sees $2 million, only 1% off minions exclusive previews and the Middle East as a whole is projected to be $4.7 million.

In Israelthe TikTok stunt “Minions in Suits” helped propel the film to $1.5 million for the biggest animation opening of all time, as well as Universal’s 2nd biggest opening weekend of all time excluding previews (only behind Fast 8

In Australiaand with kids’ vacations, sophomores rose 50% from last weekend for a running cume of $12.2 million.

The overseas IMAX total at TROUGH is $1.3 million.


Top Gun: Maverick


This Tom Cruise Starrer Catapulted $1 Billion Worldwide Last Weekend and Now Counting $1,109B worldwide through Sunday. Still rising in 65 markets, saw a drop of just 16% from the previous session to add $37M for an offshore cume of $544.5 million

The 2nd weekend in Korea grossed $10.8 million at 528 locations, up 1% from its opening weekend and ranked #1 in the market. The cume is now $27.5 million.

Australia also saw an increase (+5%) for another $3.9 million and a cume of $51.5 million.

Japan brought in $3.6 million in the 6th weekend of 379 sites, ranked No. 1 for the 6th consecutive weekend. The cume there is $57.6 million.

The UK‘s grab was an impressive -18% for another $3.4 million and a total of $84.8 million to date.

Francewhere the discount scheme for tickets The film festival began today, grossed $2 million at No. 1 in the market for a cume of $42 million.

In other notable performances, Germany was only 7% lower than last weekend for a cume of $25.6 million; Brazil has grossed $19.3 million; Taiwan #1 again with $18.8 million cume; Mexico has earned $13.6 million; and Saudi Arabia zoomed out 22% from the previous frame for a running total of $14.8 million.

IMAX’s global total is now $94 million with $43 million from international. Since last weekend, 4DX and ScreenX have grossed $37 million worldwide, while in Korea, the new SX at CGV Yeongdeungpo in Seoul last weekend averaged more than $123K per screen.


Jurassic World Dominion


Universal’s dinosaurs chewed on another $26.8 million in 72 markets this session, bringing in nearly $500 million internationally with $492.7 million so far. Global total this weekend reached $800 million to reach $824.5 million

ChinaWhere JWD is the largest import of 2022, down just 25% for a cume of $129.2 million.

Mexico is the second best market at $41.3 million – higher than the previous two films in the franchise – followed by the UK ($37.2 million), France ($22 million) and Australia ($21.8 million). The last two are in line with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at the same playing point.

Japan has yet to arrive at the end of the month.


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“Light Year”

Disney/Pixar spin-off fell 58% abroad $11.3 million in 45 material markets. The offshore cume is now $82.2 million in front of $187.6 million global. Japan was the new opener at #2 with an estimated $2.9 million for the three days, placing the second-best opening for a non-local animated title during the pandemic era. With children’s holidays in Australia, Buzz got a 20% increase.

The Top 5 comes to be Mexico ($16.2 million), UK ($10.5 million), Argentina ($5.6 million), Australia ($5.1 million) and France ($4.8 million).



Warner Bros

Added Baz Luhrmann-directed Warner Bros biopic $15.7 million at 8,305 screens in 57 international markets during the second frame – a stunning -28% hold. The overseas cume so far is $46.2 million for a worldwide total of $113.5 million until Sunday.

Japan was the largest opening market this session, with $1.1 million on 407 screens. This was 46% ahead of House of Gucci and 29% left red mill† Word of mouth is strong with Yahoo users giving the photo 4 out of 5 stars, 3.6 out of 5 and Filmarks 3.9 out of 5.

The UK leads play at $12.4 million, down just 27% from opening weekend and #2 behind the debut of rise of Gru this session. Australia is next at $11.3 million, sees a fantastic 13% drop and is also #2 behind minionsFrance ($3.7 million), Germany ($2.2 million) and Italy ($1.7 million) rounds out the top 5.

The next markets to open will be Korea on July 13 and all of Latin America on July 14.


The black phone


The Universal/Blumhouse horror photo added five markets to this session to bring the total to 50. The Ethan Hawke starrer grossed $8.3 million for a 28% drop in holdovers. The overseas cume is $27Mforward Don’t Breathe, Ouija, Oud and Halloween kills at the same point. The global running cume is $74.4 million

Top market games are: Mexico ($8.3 million), UK ($3.3 million), Saudi Arabia ($1.8 million), France ($1.5 million) and Germany ($1.1 million). Australia and Brazil will be released later this month.


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