Paramount Pictures‘ live-action Ghost in the Shell film earned the equivalent of US$41.3 million in 46 markets outside the United States to top the foreign box office in its second weekend. The Box Office Mojo film news website has estimated that the film has earned US$92.8 million overseas as of April 9. The global total for the film is estimated at US$124,329,863.
The film opened in Japan and China on Friday. The film debuted at #3 in ticket sales at the Japanese box office, earning the equivalent of US$3.2 million in its opening weekend. In China, the film earned US$21.4 million.
The film earned US$7,350,000 at the United States box office in its second weekend. The film earned US$18,676,033 in its debut weekend in the United States.
Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that the film is tracking with at least a US$60 million loss.
Dreamworks and Paramount co-financed and co-produced the film, and Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) directed the film. Scarlett Johansson stars in the film as the Major, and Pilou Asbæk (Lucy) plays Batou. Director, comedian, and actor Beat Takeshi (also known as Takeshi Kitano) plays the Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki. Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) plays the villain Kuze.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.