Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Stomps On $20M In Early Overseas Bow; Roars Past Korea Records


UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainments Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom started offshore rollout in seven overseas markets on Wednesday and served up $20.2M (including previews) in its first dino-stomping steps at the international box office. In total, the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel to 2015s reboot of the classic franchise will be at play in 48 offshore markets this weekend, one week ahead of the China release, and two before domestic gets its first bite.

There was a roaring start in Korea on the Chris Pratt/Bryce Dallas Howard-starrer which opened to a record breaking $9.7M (10.3B won) and over 1M admissions to become the biggest opening day of all time in both admissions and box office. The local Memorial Day bow beats all previous opening day box office records which were previously held by Universals own The Mummy (7.4B won) and in terms of admissions by Avengers: Infinity War (980K).

Elsewhere, France opened with $1.7M and is No. 1 with 60% market share; Indonesia bowed to $1M (120% bigger than Jurassic Worlds opening day/2nd biggest Wednesday launch for Universal); and Germany scored No. 1 with $865K/55% market share.

The Philippines had a great No. 1 opening with $732K for 27% ahead of JW the first. In Belgium, the T-Rex is aces at 64% market share at $156K.

In previews, Singapore is the 4th biggest single day ever with $264K which is 10% bigger than Jurassic World. The UKs Wednesday previews of $2.9M are Universals 2nd biggest Wednesday previews of all time. Malaysia also had a great day of previews with $441K, at the same level as Jurassic World.

The top markets on the juggernaut 2015 Jurassic World, which met pent-up anticipation after nearly 15 years, were China, the UK, Japan, Germany and Mexico. Given the increased action in South East Asian markets over the past two years as they throw off bigger and bigger numbers, the debut of JWFK is promising.

Ahead of the start of overseas rollout, industry sources were placing this films debut in a $130-$145M range with some going up to $150M. Its important to factor that Koreas record-smashing Wednesday was a holiday and that weather throughout Europe is frustratingly mercurial. Not to put too fine a point on it, but well have a better sense of JWFKs opening weekend once more numbers roll in.

Markets are coming on board today including Italy, Russia, and Hong Kong.

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