“Good Day to Die Hard” is off and running overseas. The Bruce Willis action film took in more than $10 million in its debut in seven Asian markets for Fox.
"Django Unchained" was the top international moneymaker for the fourth consecutive week, adding $18.7 million from 66 markets. Quentin Tarantino's slave saga has now brought in $187 million overseas.
"Good Day to Die Hard" opens Thursday in North America. The leading market was South Korea, where it made $4.2 million. It broke a Fox record in Indonesia with $1.4 million and was the biggest of the franchise openings in Hong Kong with $1.2 million.
Fox is counting on big things from "Good Day to Die Hard." Starting with the original film in 1988, which made $148 million worldwide, each successive movie has made more money at the global box office. The last one, “Live Free Or Die Hard,” made $383 million in 2007. In all, the “Die Hard” franchise has taken in $1.13 billion.
Fox also opened "Lincoln" in seven new markets, contributing to the DreamWorks' historical drama's roughly $10 million weekend overseas, in which it played in 51 territories. Australia was the top new market with $1.8 million for "Lincoln," which has brought in $47.6 million from foreign markets overall.
"Les Miserables," like "Lincoln" and "Django" a Best Picture Oscar nominee, also brought in roughly $10 million over the weekend, from 46 markets. The musical's international gross now stands at $215 million.
Paramount's 3D action fantasy "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" added $11.6 million from 46 regions and has now brought in $84 million at the foreign box office.
Disney's video game-inspired animated film "Wreck-it Ralph" raised its overall international total to $207 million by adding another $11.7 million from 66 foreign markets.