MUMBAI: Box-office receipts of 20th Century Fox's release
of A Good Day To Die Hard, that was released in limited
outlets, was the highlight of a sluggish session on
the foreign theatrical circuit despite Sony's Django
Unchained remaining No. 1 overseas for the fourth consecutive
a jump on its US and Canada bow this week, the fifth
installment of the action franchise starring Bruce Willis
opened over the weekend in just seven Asian markets
and managed to draw in $10.1 million at 1,102 locations
for a per-screen average of over $9,000.
South Korea, the opening take including previews was
$4.2 million from 459 sites. The film set a Fox record
in Indonesia and set a franchise record in Hong Kong
($1.2 million at 87 spots).
Over a 25-year span the four prior Die Hard titles all
starring Willis have made money overseas grossing $694.6
million, while the second sequel of the franchise, 1995's
Die Hard With A Vengeance roped in $264.5 million.
1988 original Die Hard drew $57.8 million in offshore
box office, with the first sequel, 1990's Die Hard 2,
grossing $122.5 million. The last sequel, 2007's Live
Free or Die Hard, completed its foreign run with box
office of $249.7 million.
director Quentin Tarantino's Unchained collected $18.7
million from 5,280 locations in 65 markets. The action
westerner co starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and
Leonardo Di Caprio that has acquired as many as five
Oscar nominations, has grossed a total of $187.1 million
since its opening.
Germany, its best market, Unchained drew $3.9 million
in its fourth round at 843 sites for a market total
of $35.6 million while in France, the film has been
at the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks with the
latest weekend tally ($3.3 million) down around 33 per
cent from that of the last weekend.