Crossing $500M worldwide this weekend and $200M in China, Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi pop culture ode took in $23M during the frame on 14,750 screens in 67 markets. The international cume through Sunday is just shy of $400M at $395.8M. Globally, the Warner Bros/Amblin/Village Roadshow pic has grossed $521.9M.
The final market for RP1, Japan, opened this session and delivered $4.4M on 745 screens. The results are 20% above Kong: Skull Island, 28% better than Pacific Rim: Uprising, 39% bigger than Jumanji and more than triple the first Hunger Games.
RP1 fell to No. 3 this weekend in China as local picture 21 Karat took the silver. Although the studio recoups just 25%, the Middle Kingdom run has been spectacular with a total now of $207.4M and a spot on the charts as the No. 10 biggest Hollywood grosser in the market. It is also by far the biggest U.S. movie of the year there.
The Top 5 hubs are China ($207.4M), the UK ($21.6M), Korea ($18.3M), France ($17.3M) and Russia ($12.4M).