By Friday, Disney / Pixar's Toy Story 4 put $ 38.3 million into the piggy bank for an inaugural opening of over $ 110 million at the international box office. This would be slightly above the forecasts of the pre-weekend industry, with great launches in Latin America and despite weak – if not unexpected – results from China (more on China below).
The Fourquel is out in 49 markets with 64% out. the overseas footprint. Mexico ranks at $ 6.4 million yesterday, followed by Brazil at $ 5 million and the United Kingdom at $ 3.9 million USD. To get a sense of how good Latin America is, Brazil welcomed a new record on Thursday Toy Story 4 $ 2.7 million for the opening day of an animated cartoon. In Argentina, TS4 was the largest launch in the industry yet, and in terms of box office results, it was number 2 behind only Avengers: Endgame . Mexico celebrated Friday's biggest opening day of all time for animation and the industry launch # 4 of all time.
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In Europe, Spain yesterday received the biggest animation opening day of 2019 and the United Kingdom the best non-holiday Friday ever for animation. (Also notable in the UK is that Paramount's Rocketman has surpassed £ 20 million and is the only non-Disney title to do so this year, as well as the UK's highest-grossing film of 2019. )
As for Asia Korea placed TS4 on Thursday in the first place with the best opening day ever for Disney / Pixar. On Friday Aladdin moved up from # 19459005 with TS4 to # 2, but today they have changed places again. Estimated current sales in Korea are $ 5.5 million by Saturday (today's figures are not included in the above international sales). Indonesia delivered the largest opening day of all time on Friday for Disney / Pixar and the second-best animation day of all time on Despicable Me 3 .
The China prevailed Saturday (not included in the above-mentioned international sum) is estimated at about $ 8.4 million. Woody and Forky are in 2nd place in the Middle Kingdom, as we expected, as they have rivalry for Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning 2001 film Spirited Away which is just getting its first movie release there. TS4 jumped over 100% on Saturday over Friday, and matinees entered, and Spirited Away switched to an older demo. China's social outcomes are high at 9.2 points for Maoyan and Tao Piao Piao and 9 points for Douban. Pixar Films in China outside of Coco has been slow to gain ground compared to Disney's other brands.
This Toy Story still plays overseas with Italy, France, Japan and Germany deck in the coming weeks. With regard to the franchise business, the trend is huge in both Japan and the UK, with the latter well over $ 100 million. Newer overseas comparisons include Incredibles 2 also a new entry many years after the previous title, with the essential difference that TS4 is more of a fourth movie than a second episode. Incredibles 2 on comparable markets and on today's terms was opened last summer for $ 115 million. Finding Dory opened in the summer of 2016 on comparable markets and on today's exchanges for $ 90 million abroad.
The top 10 markets through Friday are Mexico ($ 6.4 million), Brazil ($ 5 million), United Kingdom ($ 3.9 million), Argentina ($ 3.1 million), China ($ 2.7 million), Korea ($ 2.4 million), Australia ($ 1.8 million), Colombia ($ 1.3 million) and Peru ($ 1.2 million) complete update on sunday.