The Hunger Games Feel the Wrath of the Titans Overseas
It doesn't amount to a hill of beans here in the States as The Hunger Games has already ruined the American Reunion and resunk the Titanic in American cinemas, but overseas? That's far from the story as Wrath of the Titans is kicking a copious amount of box office ass!
Variety reports that in its debut weekend overseas, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Wrath of the Titans (review here) overpowered the previous week's champ The Hunger Games, releasing a crackling $76.1 million from 60 markets to Games' $35.3 million.
Wrath scored chart-topping numbers in the majority of its debut territories over March 30-April 1, though it was bested by Hunger Games in English-speaking markets, led by Australia ($5.1 million for Games; $2.1 million for Wrath) and the U.K. ($4.7 million for Games; $3.5 million for Wrath).
Games has made $17 million and $15.5 million in Oz and Blighty, respectively.
Top results for Wrath, meanwhile, came from Latin America, specifically Mexico ($5.2 million) and Brazil ($4.1 million), and Asia, led by South Korea ($4.3 million).
Wrath debuted as the No. 1 film in China, but because of the local Tomb Sweeping holiday to commemorate ancestors, full results weren't available for print.
As expected, Wrath earned the majority of its opening tally in foreign markets -- a promising start for the $125 million-budgeted pic, which, at $33.5 million domestically, underperformed.
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