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Furiosa arrived in theaters: how was the box office debut of the Mad Max prequel

Furiosa arrived in theaters: how was the box office debut of the Mad Max prequel

In Furiosa, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the challenge of portraying this character’s early years in a post-apocalyptic world.

Furiosa: from the Mad Max saga broke into 75 markets globally this weekend, debuting on 20,998 screens. Despite the wide release, according to Variety, the film grossed $33.3 million in 75 countries, accumulating a global total of $58.9 million in its opening weekend. This start is worrying, considering its hefty production budget of $168 million.

With an estimated 4.8 million admissions internationally, the film managed to garner significant attention, but failed to create the box office impact expected from the franchise. Mad Max. IMAX contributed significantly to the film’s earnings, with a release of $9.5 million worldwide through Sunday. Of those, $4.7 million came from 400 international IMAX screens.

The film demonstrated strong indexing in several key markets, with Hong Kong’s five IMAX screens accounting for an epic 27% of the domestic total. This was followed by Taiwan with 22% on 11 screens, the UK and Ireland with 21% on 54 screens, Korea with 17% on 24 screens and Chile with an impressive 17% on just 2 screens. Premium formats accounted for approximately 52% of the weekend’s business, with strong results from IMAX, Dolby Cinema and other large premium formats.

Asia saw Furiosa deliver the biggest opening weekend for the Mad Max franchise and for director George Miller in Hong Kong, India and Taiwan. Latin America received the film with enthusiasm, placing it at number 1 in the region and surpassing John Wick: Chapter 2 by 83%, Dune by 35% and Blade Runner 2049 by 12%, all adjusted to the types of current changes. Europe faced a different challenge, as warm, sunny weather kept audiences outside instead of in theaters. However, Furiosa managed to outperform Edge of Tomorrow in comparable markets when adjusted for exchange rates.

The film’s journey is not over, as three major markets are still to open: Greece on May 30, Japan on May 31, and China on June 7. Despite mixed financial results, the film has been well received by critics, with an 89% approval rating. “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 91% audience score. CinemaScore reported a B+ grade, with 42% of audiences giving the film an A- grade, which particularly resonates with viewers ages 25-34.

What is Furiosa: from the Mad Max saga about?

A prequel to Mad Max: Fury Roadthe film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as the young Furiosa (previously Charlize Theron), who is kidnapped from her home in the Green Place of Many Mothers and thrown into the harsh wasteland ruled by brutal warlords. The film chronicles her survival in the midst of the war for dominance between the warlord Dementus and Immortan Joe.

Chris Hemsworth takes on the role of Dementus, a charismatic but violent leader of the Biker Horde, while Tom Burke plays Praetorian Jack, commander of the Citadel’s first War Rig. Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson They reprise their roles from Mad Max: Fury Road as Rictus Erectus and The Organic Mechanic, respectively.

Source: Ambito

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