AS “SPECTRE” CONQUERS THE GLOBAL BOX OFFICE OPENING #1 IN EVERY MARKET WITH NEARLY $200 MILLION WORLDWIDE THIS WEEKEND
CUME STANDS AT $300 MILLION WORLDWIDE IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS EXCEEDING “SKYFALL” OPENING AND SETTING NEW ALL-TIME BOND FILM RECORDS
INCREDIBLE HOLDS IN UK & OTHER INTERNATIONAL TERRITORIES
Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s SPECTRE’s astonishing global box office take is nearly $200 million this weekend.
After setting new box office opening records in nearly every country in which it opened last weekend, SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, opened wide around the world with stunning results from an additional 72 territories, including the United States, bringing the film’s worldwide cume to $300 million in less than two weeks.
In the US, the film is the #1 movie in America, dominating a crowded box office by taking in $73 million for the weekend.
Internationally, the film is a blockbuster, as SPECTRE opened #1 in all 71 international territories in which it opened this weekend, taking in $117.8 million in total, with 40% of markets yet to come, including France, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and China.
This weekend, SPECTREoutperformed in Skyfall in Mexico (where it took in $4.5 million, more than double the take of Skyfall, which released on a holiday), Brazil ($2.9 million), Russia ($5.8 million), Belgium ($2.4 million including previews), Austria ($2.6 million including previews), Hong Kong ($2.4 million), Malaysia ($2.3 million), Poland ($3.1 million), Portugal ($871K), Slovakia ($425K), and Bulgaria ($219K), and performed on par with Skyfall in Germany ($20.1M for the weekend, including previews and a new record for the biggest Saturday of all time), Italy ($5.7 million), Switzerland ($4.1 million including previews), Spain ($3.3 million), Taiwan ($2.6 million), and Singapore ($1.8 million).
The film is also holding extremely well in the six markets in which it opened last weekend. In the UK, the film dropped only 29% to gross an excellent $21.3 million, bringing its cume to $100.2 million. The 14-day cume for SPECTRE (£65.5 million) is 6% ahead of Skyfall(£61.6 million) in the same number of days. In the Netherlands, the film fell by just 10% to $3.3 million, with a cume of $8.4 million, 3% ahead of Skyfall in the same number of days. The four Nordic region countries – Denmark ($2.7 million weekend, $8.2 million cume), Finland ($1.4 million weekend, $4.9 million cume), Norway ($1.1 million weekend, $5.3 million cume), and Sweden ($2.2 million weekend, $7.0 million cume) – all have new cumes that are running ahead of those of Skyfall in their territories in local currency.
Last weekend, the film set new all-time industry opening records in nearly every market in which it opened, as it took in $80.4 million through last Sunday. In the UK, the film set new records for the biggest opening of all time and the biggest seven days in box office history. SPECTRE also notched new opening weekend marks in the Netherlands, as well as Denmark, Finland, and Norway, territories where MGM distributed.
SPECTRE also set records at IMAX Theatres, where the film took in $15.4 million worldwide, beating IMAX’s Skyfall wide-release take of $15.22 million. SPECTRE also set a new IMAX record last weekend, as it recorded the highest per-location average in IMAX history, as the first film ever to top $100,000 per location.
“We are absolutely thrilled by this weekend’s results,” said Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. “The worldwide support for SPECTRE is a testament not only to the dedication of our amazing fans around the globe, but also to the incredible team involved with this film who worked so hard both in front of and behind the camera.”
Josh Greenstein, president, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “We are thrilled by the staggering numbers coming in from all corners of the globe, and we are very proud to be able to bring this legendary franchise to new heights. Congratulations to our partners at EON, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Gary Barber at MGM, and Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes and the entire filmmaking team behind SPECTRE.”
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, added, “We’re astounded and thank all our fans worldwide for this incredible response to SPECTRE.”