Wonder Woman 1984 debuted in 32 international markets this weekend to an estimated $38.5 million on 30,221 screens. At domestic theaters, Monster Hunter opened in first place with $2.2 million.
Wonder Woman 1984 grossed $18.8 million from 18,418 screens in China, while the other top territories were Taiwan ($3.6 million), Thailand ($2 million), Brazil ($1.7 million), Japan ($1.6 million), and Mexico ($1.6 million).
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released simultaneously in the U.S. on HBO Max and in theaters on December 25. The film will be available for a month on HBO Max in the U.S. included at no additional cost to subscribers.
The movie will also become the first title on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos when it premieres.
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
Wonder Woman 1984 also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. This movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.
In North America, Sony Pictures opened video game adaptation Monster Hunter in 1,736 theaters. The movie is estimated to have taken in $820K on Friday, $795K on Saturday, and $585K on Sunday for a three-day opening weekend total of $2.2 million.
Monster Hunter was written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil films) and stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman.
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity.
When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower.
In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman).
Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown. The video game adaptation was rated PG-13 for sequences of creature action and violence throughout.
In second place at North American theaters, DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age brought in $2 million this weekend from 1,906 theaters to take its four-week total to $27.03 million. Internationally, the sequel added $3.2 million and is up to $57.5 million for a worldwide total of $84.5 million.
Distributed by Universal Pictures, The Croods: A New Age is now available to watch at home in HD via Amazon as well.
In the sequel, The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family.
The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved… except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.
The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”) — with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce — are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.
Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.
Directed by Joel Crawford, The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran.
Also opening in 1,107 theaters was the Lionsgate thriller Fatale, directed Deon Taylor and starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, and Tyrin Turner. Taking third place, the movie debuted with $925K from 1,107 theaters.
In the movie, after a wild one-night stand, Derrick (Michael Ealy), a successful sports agent, watches his perfect life slowly disappear when he discovers that the sexy and mysterious woman he risked everything for, is a determined police detective (Hilary Swank) who entangles him in her latest investigation.
As he tries desperately to put the pieces together, he falls deeper into her trap, risking his family, his career, and even his life. Fatale is a suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller and an unpredictable game of cat and mouse where one mistake can change your life.
The movie is rated R for violence, sexual content, and language.