Director Sam Mendes’ Skyfall continues to earn tons of money at the foreign box office, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The latest installment of the James Bond franchise expanded into 56 new markets over the weekend. Studio estimates put the movie’s three day haul at around $156 million. Since being released abroad, Skyfall has earned an impressive $287 million. That number will likely increased by leaps and bounds when the film arrives in North American theaters next week.
Strong showings in such markets as Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Austria, India, Taiwan, and Mexico contributed to the motion pictures continued success. Analysts anticipate that the film will cross the $300 million mark by the time it debuts in the United States.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this weekend’s new release Wreck-It Ralph earned an estimated $12 million in foreign markets in just three days. Comparatively, the film earned around $49 million in the United States.
Paramount Picture’s horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 continues to perform well in overseas markets. The genre film brought home an additional $14.3 million over the weekend, which is also equal with last week’s total. Considering the film only cost the studio around $5 million to produce, executives are eager to get more sequels into theaters as soon as possible.
Sony Animation’s own family-oriented comedy Hotel Transylvania, which stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James, earned around $13.7 million from 4,940 locations in 50 different markets. This weekend’s figures bring the picture’s foreign gross to $115 million.
Director Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Ted continues to prove that last summer’s comedy has some strong legs. Over the weekend, the Mark Wahlberg film generated an additional $4.3 million. Around the world, the film has earned an extremely impressive $496.2 million. If there isn’t a sequel already in the works, then chances are there could be before all is said and done.
Skyfall will continue to make tons of money when the film opens in North American theaters on November 9. IMAX fanatics can catch the movie on an even bigger screen beginning November 8.