‘Taken 3’ Tops International Movie Market; ‘Hobbit 3’ Reaches $800 Million Mark

By Florida Mae Acampado | 2 years ago
‘Taken 3’ Tops International Movie Market; ‘Hobbit 3’ Reaches $800 Million Mark

Within the Christmas holidays and the New Year, a new set of movies came into the box office and have been watched by many fans. And two such movies have just broken through some amazing limits.

As its third weekend came by, “Taken 3” proved to be a big movie hit both in local and international markets. The third installment of the “Taken” series starred by Liam Neeson is getting closer to hitting a $100 million in the foreign markets, with an additional $31.4 million that just came in this weekend. This makes its overall box office into an estimated $161.8 million.


Variety reported that among the movie’s notable markets are the United Kingdom with $5.4 million, the Philippines with $2.5 million (making this Fox’s second biggest opening in the country), Russia with $2.2 million and Spain with a debut of $1.2 million. Deadline added that “Taken 3” also garnered $8.87 million from Australia and $14.3 million from Korea. Germany also came in with $4.4 million.

After more than a month since its release in December 2014, the franchise of “The Hobbit” series, “The Battle of The Five Armies” also reached a milestone in the movie industry by reaching the $800 million mark, thanks to earning an additional $9.8 million in the international market just this weekend.

Domestically, “The Battle of The Five Armies” earned an estimated $244.5 million. Earning $558.6 million internationally from around 1.2 million admissions in 62 markets from 6,701 screens, Germany is reported to be the cream of the crop as it garnered $76.7 million to date. In total, this gives the movie a total earning of more than $803 million.

“Taken 3” is scheduled for its movie release in France on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, under the distribution of EuropaCorp Distribution. “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies” is also set for release in China on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

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