‘Noah’ opens as strong No. 1 at box office in Mexico, Korea
“Noah” brought in $14 million from Mexico and S. Korea in No. 1 openings ahead of its debut in the United Stateson Friday. International grosses will be critical for the $125 million “Noah,” which is tracking to debut in the $40 million range domestically.
Paramount was encouraged, and pointed out that the total from the two markets topped those of films including “Gravity,” “Inception” and “Skyfall” at a similar point in the same territories.
In Korea, “Noah” dominated with $8.3 million from 500 screens, topping the grosses of all the other films in the market combined. The $5.7 million from 635 theaters that “Noah” scored in Mexico was the biggest opening of the year in that country, and the best ever for a film starring Crowe there.