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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Howling at Overseas Box Office

Martin Scorsese’s black comedy has taken in $85M abroad so far and is up to $183M worldwide

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” director Martin Scorsese‘s black comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was the biggest foreign box-office earner this weekend with $31 million from 27 markets.

That raises the international total for “Wolf” to $85 million, not far behind its domestic haul of $98 million, giving it a worldwide total of $183 million.

Paramount is distributing the movie here, but its foreign rights are held by multiple distributors.

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Universal is handling “Wolf” in eight European territories, and this weekend saw those markets bring in $16.6 million. It held the top spot in Germany ($5.7 million), the U.K. and Ireland ($5.5 million) and Spain ($3.2 million).

Elsewhere, “Frozen” took in $20.2 million from 53 markets to up its overseas total to $462 million and its global take to $810 million.
That pushes “Frozen” past “The Lion King’ and makes it Disney’s second-highest non-sequel animated release ever, behind only “Finding Nemo,” and the seventh-highest of all time.

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“Frozen” has yet to open in China (Feb. 5) and Japan (March 15).

Paramount’s “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” brought in $14.3 million from 42 overseas regions this weekend to up its foreign total to $46.5 million and its worldwide haul to $77 million.

“I, Frankenstein” opened in 15 overseas markets and took in $13 million for several foreign distributors.