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International Auds Sure Love 'Lucy" As Scar Jo Rises To Top Of Overseas Box Office

Box Office Insider By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider August 25, 2014 at 12:44AM

It figured that the Luc Besson directed, Internationally set, actioner "Lucy" would eventually rise to the top of the overseas box office and it finally happened this weekend. Foreign auds went all in for a butt-kicking, super smart Scarlett Johansson in the title role, pulling in $34 million for the three days
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It's taken a bit of time for the Scarlett Johansson actioner "Lucy" to start rolling across the continents but now that it's gaining a footprint in many territories the film has overtaken the late summer superheroes to make it to the top of the box office.  The Luc Besson directed film easily won the weekend, pulling in $34.0 million at the box office, driving its overall cume to $103 million.  "Guardians of the Galaxy" continues to play well in foreign markets as Rocket Raccoon and the gang took in $20.7 million and an overall international cume of $237 million.  Rounding out the top five are "How To Train Your Dragon 2" which hit the $400 million milestone this past weekend, "Expendables 3", which hopes to make back its $95 million negative cost outside of these shores, and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", which has also been slow to roll out but now sits at $93 million overall.

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It's always interesting to look at what percentage of worldwide box office each of these titles has garnered from international markets.  On the average, a film grosses 60-65% of its overall cume from overseas markets.  "Dragon 2" is already at slightly north of 70% and shows no signs of slowing down, "Expendables 3" should beat the 65% level in the next two weeks and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" should accomplish this feat by the end of next weekend, further highlighting the importance of foreign box office to the overall take for a film as well as its overall profitability.  We don't see that trend reversing itself any time in the future.  How far north of this 60-65% plateau we go remains to be seen

Here's a full International Box Office Top 10 recap

RANK/FILM/WEEKEND/INT'L CUME/DOMESTIC CUME/WORLDWIDE CUME/% OF WW FROM INT'L

1.   LUCY---$34.0 MIL, $103 MIL INT'L CUME, $113 MIL DOM. CUME, $216 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 47% FROM INT'L

2.   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY--$20.7 MIL, $237 MIL INT'L CUME, $251 MIL DOM. CUME, $488 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 48% FROM INT'L

3.   HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2---$18.2 MIL, $402 MIL INT'L CUME, $172 MIL DOM. CUME, $574 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 70% FROM INT'L

4.   EXPENDABLES 3---$16.5 MIL, $37 MIL INT'L CUME, $27 MIL DOM. CUME, $64 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 57% FROM INT'L

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5.   TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---$15.5 MIL, $93 MIL INT'L CUME, $145 MIL DOM. CUME, $238 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 39% FROM INT'L

6.   INTO THE STORM---$8.8 MIL, $30 MIL INT'L CUME, $38 MIL DOM. CUME, $68 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 44% FROM INT'L

7.   DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---$8.5 MIL, $353 MIL INT'L CUME, $203 MIL DOM. CUME, $556 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 63% FROM INT'L

8.   HERCULES---$8.2 MIL, $91 MIL INT'L CUME, $69 MIL DOM. CUME, $160 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 57% FROM INT'L

9.   TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION---$5.4 MIL, $821 MIL INT'L CUME, $243 MIL DOM. CUME, $1,064 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 77% FROM INT'L

10. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS---$5.3 MIL, $156 MIL INT'L CUME, $124 MIL DOM. CUME, $280 MIL W'WIDE CUME, 55% FROM INT'L

This article is related to: International Notes and News, Hit or Miss, Box Office, Lucy, Guardians of the Galaxy, How to Train Your Dragon, The Expendables 3


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