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'12 Years A Slave' Opens Strong In The U.K. And Elsewhere

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act January 13, 2014 at 10:35PM

The question has always been, how well would '12 Years A Slave' perform overseas. So far, the answer seems to be: very well, thank you
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12 Years A Slave

No question that 12 Years a Slave, because of its subject matter, was never going to be a Hunger Games blockbuster, but it has done well here the U.S. 

The question though has always been, how would it play overseas?

Well it seems that the answer to that question is: very well.

The film opened last week in the UK, and grossed $4.1 million on just 207 screens, with a screen average of just over $20,000, with reports of sold out shows, making it currently No.1 on the UK box office.

Compare that to Django Unchained, which opened a year ago in the U.K. and made $.6.1 million its opening weekend. Pretty good, but when you consider that Django first opened on 445 screens - twice the number of of theaters currently showing 12 Years - and that Django has major box office stars in it, such as Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, that makes 12 Years’ weekend opening even more impressive.

Django went on the make $30 million in the U.K. alone, and 12 Years could, at this point, easily equal that number.

And in another 8 countries where 12 Years has opened, it's already doing excellent business; In Spain, $3.7 million to date, Sweden, $826,000, Russia, $736,727 and Greece, $544,000, making the worldwide total for the film, $51.6 million so far, with many more foreign territories to come.

At this rate, the film is sure to hit, or even surpass $100,000,000 worldwide.

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