South Korea's 'The Face Reader' Number 1 Film Worldwide; 'Smurf's 2' Passes $300M Mark
Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the global leader in box office measurement, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of September 22, 2013 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials™ and International Box Office Essentials™ theatrical measurement services.
As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak's suite of products.
Rentrak's President of Theatrical Worldwide, Ron Giambra commented, "The Face Reader, which has only opened in South Korea is the #1 film worldwide with an estimated $22.3 million this weekend and a cume total of $39.4 million. Also, Smurfs 2 has now passed the $300 million mark worldwide."
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 22, 2013 are below.
Prisoners - Warner Bros. - $21.4M
Insidious Chapter 2 - FilmDistrict - $14.5M
Family, The - Relativity Media - $7.0M
Instructions Not Included - Lionsgate - $5.7M
Battle Of The