The superhero sequel “Surprise Girl 1984” has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket gross sales from worldwide theaters, Warner Bros. mentioned Sunday. The movie starring Gal Gadot began its rollout overseas final week, opening in 32 markets together with China and enjoying on upwards of 30,000 screens. The studio mentioned admissions totaled over 6 million and that the largely optimistic critiques bode properly for its future.
Many of the earnings got here from Chinese language theaters, the place it earned an estimated $18.8 million. It wasn’t sufficient to take first place within the nation, nonetheless — that honor went to a neighborhood launch.
“ Surprise Girl 1984 ” received’t open in U.S. theaters till Christmas Day, when it’ll additionally debut on HBO Max. The pandemic has compelled studios like Warner Bros. to embrace unconventional launch plans to get movies out to audiences.
Initially, “Surprise Girl 1984” was presupposed to open in theaters worldwide this summer season, however its launch date stored getting pushed again. The primary movie remodeled $821 million worldwide in 2017 and absent the pandemic, the hope was that the sequel, which value round $200 million to make, would even surpass that whole.
Warner Bros. has tried a couple of completely different methods with its movies this 12 months, together with releasing “Tenet” in theaters and sending “The Witches” straight to HBO Max. Lastly final month the studio determined to embrace a hybrid launch for “Surprise Girl 1984.” “Tenet” opened internationally first as properly, taking off with $53 million from 41 markets in late August.
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