Box Office: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Racks Up Impressive Korea Debut

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Edge of Tomorrow” is struggling to generate buzz ahead of its domestic release this week, but there’s good news from overseas.

The science-fiction adventure debuted to a sizzling $3.8 million in South Korea on Wednesday. Excluding sneak previews, that is the biggest opening day numbers for a Tom Cruise film in the country and the fourth largest debut for a Hollywood release. Its gross surpassed that of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” by 70%, Warner Bros. said.

Warner Bros. also said that it’s the biggest opening in the Asian country in the company’s history. “Edge of Tomorrow” opened on 681 screens and timed its debut to a public holiday in the country.

Stateside, the picture has seen a modest bump in tracking and now is poised to debut to roughly $27 million, up from the mid-$20 million range it was on pace to gross earlier this week. The $178 million film will need word-of-mouth and foreign markets to deliver if it hopes to be profitable.

The film debuted internationally in more than 20 markets to a mediocre $20 million, and has now racked up $33 million globally as it continues to expand. It debuts this weekend in more than 30 foreign territories including such major markets as China, Russia, Mexico and Australia.

Reviews for the film, which centers on a craven public relations expert forced to constantly relive a bloody battle, have been largely positive. Variety‘s Justin Chang called it a “cleverly crafted and propulsively executed sci-fi thriller.”

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  1. Kevin says:

    Hard to follow script, too many special effects to cover for very stiff acting. Very disappointing film.

  2. Frank says:

    This films budget was $180 million it is a huge box office FAIL! Fault in our Stars crushed “Edge of Tomorrow”

  3. This film will prevail internationally. As someone mentioned, …it’s all about international box office these days. It’s a fantastic movie which surprisingly remains faithful to the book.

  4. Mario says:

    Seen it from early 3D screening. I had high hopes for the movie, because the script looked ambitious and clever. Oh, boy… what happened in next two hours will blow You away! Amazing action, enemy that will make you fear in your seat. Many comedic scenes :D And all around excellent dialogue.
    For me this was the first enjoyable sci-fi movie since Pandorum!
    Go see it! Two times like me :P

  5. Ash. says:

    A surprisingly clever and enjoyable movie! Maybe too clever for mainstream audiences and its own good!

  6. Michael Maloney says:

    I really enjoyed the film

  7. johan says:

    i really hope it does well. it deserves it. so many movies now comes from pre-established franchises, like the marvel movies. this is actually a really good summer movie. hopefully word of mouth will triumph.

  8. Oscar says:

    The international box office is, thankfully, becoming more and more important. Hopefully many film makers take note as some are already.

  9. Hemant says:

    Wow that’s a great news!!! Hope this movie manages to get amazing business overseas and beats the negative sentiments of the haters.

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