'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' usurps 'Joker' to rule global box office in $153m launch

Screen | 10/21/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil ended Joker’s run of global box office dominance in an estimated $153m launch, while Warner Bros’ supervillain origins story surged past $700m worldwide.

Paramount’s Gemini Man climbed to an early $82.2m, and Sony’s Zombieland: Double Tap arrived on $5.3m in first 17 markets.

Maleficent - Mistress - Evil - Worldwide - China

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil produced $117m internationally and $153m worldwide as China led the way on an estimated $22.4m over three days, ranking number one to finish +15% ahead of the 2014 debut by Maleficent.

Russia generated $10.7m, Mexico $7.8m, Indonesia $4.8m, Italy $4.7m, South Korea $4.6m, Brazil $4.5m, the UK $4.3m, and France $3.9m.

Adventure - Angelina - Jolie - Elle - Fanning

The fantasy adventure starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer ranks number one in Europe in Russia, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Israel, Middle East, and Ukraine, and second behind Joker in most other markets.

Indonesia delivered the second highest Disney live-action debut of all time, and the highest Disney live-action debut in Thailand, and the third highest in Malaysia and Taiwan. It ranks number one in Brazil, Mexico and seven other Latin American markets.

Joker - Worldwide - DC - Film - Time

Joker added $77.8m internationally and stands at $490.3m and $737.5m worldwide. It now ranks as the fourth highest DC film of all time, and the highest in 17 markets including Italy on $23.3m, Spain on $18.8m, Russia on $25.3m, Argentina and Mexico on $36.4m.

In the third session, lead market the UK generated $7.1m for $49.9m, South Korea $3.4m for $32.9m, Brazil $4.4m for $25.5m, and Japan $4.2m for $25.3m. In the second weekend, Germany produced $7.6m for $20.5m, and France $6.7m for $19.2m.

Joker - Number - Europe - % - Drop

Joker ranks number one across Europe following a 34% drop...
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