February 18, 2013 - 17:01 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Blanketing the foreign theatrical circuit in its second weekend of international release, 20th Century Fox’s A Good Day To Die Hard easily captured the No. 1 box office spot overseas, grossing $61.5 million – the year’s biggest foreign opening tally thus far – at 9,595 locations in 63 markets, and moving its early foreign cume to $80.1 million, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The fifth installment of the action franchise starring Bruce Willis introduced itself to 37 new territories, and finished No. 1 in 32. Biggest debut was in the U.K. where 845 locations registered a total of $7.6 million. Japan contributed $6.8 million from 641 sites while Russia came up with $6.7 million at 1,693 situations and Germany generated $6.4 million at 703 locales. Openings in France, Brazil and India are on tap this week with China and Australia releases due next month.
IMAX reported that Die Hard grossed $2.1 million at 134 IMAX sites, pushing its two-round total from those venues to $4.5 million. February opening weekend records for IMAX were set in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Die Hard opened offshore last weekend at just seven Asian markets, and drew $10.4 million at 1,182 locations for a per-screen average of nearly $8,800.
Over a 25-year span the four prior Die Hard titles all starring Willis have prospered overseas, grossing a collective total of $694.6 million, as per Fox figures, with the second sequel of the franchise, 1995’s Die Hard With a Vengeance, leading the pack with an offshore tally of $264.5 million.
Finishing a distant No. 2 was Django Unchained, which had been the No. 1 overseas box office draw for the previous four weekends.