You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Looper’ nabs $37 million overseas

But huge China take remains in question

Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3.

Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy of $37 million internationally.

The kerfuffle over B.O. figures for “Looper” is due to the pic’s performance in China: DMG — the Chinese co-producer and distributor — contends that “Looper” made roughly $24 million locally, though an article from the state-run Xinhua news agency reported estimates for “Looper” closer to $5 million.

The film’s final weekend grosses from China won’t be available until after the country’s Golden Week holiday ends Oct. 9, but Endgame reps insist the $20 million-plus local gross for “Looper” is accurate based, in part, on the pic’s Friday-to-Saturday expansion. On Sept. 29, “Looper” more than tripled its screen count in China to north of 3,000.

The film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, bowed day-and-date with the U.S. in six other international territories, including Russia, where the pic tallied $4.5 million, the U.K. ($3.9 million) and Australia ($3 million).

In Brazil, “Looper” failed to hit $1 million, landing in second place behind Universal’s “Ted,” which grossed $1.2 million in its third frame.

“Looper” will struggle to stay competitive in Brazil, Blighty and China as Fox’s “Taken 2” bowed there — along with 24 other overseas territories — over the Oct. 3-7 frame. France helped kickstart the “Taken 2” run, with a stellar opening day gross (Oct. 3) of $1.8 million.

More Film

  • Zoe Ewan McGregor

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Zoe'

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

  • James Cameron Pandora World of Avatar

    James Cameron Talks Plans for Five 'Avatar' Films & More 'Terminator'

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

  • Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage' Continues to Roar Overseas

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' Back on Top, 'Super Troopers 2' Smokes Projections

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

  • 'The Night Eats the World' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Night Eats the World'

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

  • Bradley Cooper Robert De Niro

    Bradley Cooper on His Secret Pact With Lady Gaga for 'A Star is Born'

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

  • The seagull

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Seagull'

    Despite conflicting B.O. estimates for “Looper’s” opening weekend at the Chinese B.O., producers Endgame Entertainment and DMG report that the time-travel actioner still came in No. 1 worldwide, with a cume just shy of $62 million globally through Oct. 3. “Looper” transported nearly $25 million Stateside as of Oct. 3 (via Sony-TriStar), and just shy […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content