After numerous release date delays, Principe has finally opened in international theaters. Christopher NolanThe last epic of Warner Bros. with John David Washington and Robert pattinson exceeded expectations, blowing away international box office estimates of $ 40 million ahead of its release.
According to the Warner Bros. report Sunday, Principe earned $ 53 million at the international box office in the five days of its August 26 release. The film opened in 41 international markets, including Canada, and was shown on 20,000 screens in total. Warner Bros. also reports that 32 markets in Europe / Middle East and Africa account for $ 37 million of its international gross with Principe appearing on 13,146 screens. Even more amazingly, the Nolan epic opened at number one in all international markets. The most profitable international markets are (in order): UK ($ 7.1M), France ($ 6.7M), Korea ($ 5.1M) and Germany ( $ 4.2M).
President of Warner Bros. Pictures Toby Emmerich posted a statement on Principeinternational box office success to go along with the numbers. He commented,
“We got off to a fantastic start internationally and couldn’t be happier. Christopher Nolan has once again delivered an event-worthy film that demands to be seen on the big screen, and we’re thrilled audiences around the world have the opportunity to see Principe. Thank you to our exhibition partners for their tireless efforts in reopening their rooms in a safe and socially remote way. Given the unprecedented circumstances of this global release, we know we are running a marathon, not a sprint, and we look forward to long playability for this film around the world for many weeks to come.
PrincipeThe international box office success when it opened comes after many release date delays. Warner Bros. took the decision at the end of July to send Principe in foreign markets prior to release in the United States. This was due, in part, to lingering concerns about the opening of movie theaters and, in continuation of that concern, the installation of COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in those theaters.
As the national box office slowly comes to life, PrincipeThe Labor Day weekend outing could be the life shock she needs. The international box office figures certainly offer hope for those who are keen to see the US box office get back on its feet as soon as possible. But it’s also worth noting that many overseas countries have done a better job than the United States in dealing with the global pandemic, ostensibly instilling greater confidence in audiences that are sure to return to the movies. . Here in the United States, that may not be the case. Anyway, we will have answers in a few days to know if the national films Principe is as high as abroad last weekend. Stay tuned.
Principe early access screenings in U.S. theaters begin August 31. Principe will be released on September 3. Please read Collider’s official statement on the cover of films released in theaters during the global COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more, you can read our latest national box office coverage and our review of Principe.
Allie Gemmill is the contributing editor of the weekend for Collider. You can follow them on Twitter @_matineeidle.