‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops $300 Million Worldwide

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Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” has topped the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office in just over three weeks.

The studio said Saturday that the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron actioner, directed by George Miller, has taken in $125.1 million domestically and another $177 million in 70 international markets.

“Fury Road” has launched three decades after Miller’s last Mad Max feature, “Beyond Thunderdome,” bowed in 1985. The latest installment, which is set amid a post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, was financed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow to the tune of $150 million.

The tentpole took in $2.3 million at 2,720 U.S. locations on Friday, its 22nd day in theaters, and should finish its fourth weekend with about $8 million — a 43% decline.

International grosses have been led by South Korea, which reached $23.5 million after three weekends, followed by the U.K. with $21.3 million, France with $14 million, Australia with $12.9 million, Russia with $12.1 million and Brazil with $9 million.

“Fury Road” opens in Japan on June 20. It has not yet set a Chinese release.

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  1. msjulieyaj says:

    I loved this movie. Action packed!! The trailer does not do it justice — had me on the edge of my seat. Honestly, I liked this move waaaay more than Furious 7.

  2. thetnrebel says:

    I seen the previews, I may watch when it comes on TV but no way I am going to waste money on this film.

  3. nathan hanover says:

    We went and saw it tonight. I was disgusted with the choice of Hardy as max not even close except their both white. Sad Sad Sad

  4. Stergios says:

    What a lovely day for every cinephile and action movie fan out there!!! We need more mainstream action of that cinematic quality. And we need more of Max Rockatansky’s adventures as well.

  5. james dyson says:

    the movie is absolute rubbish.. Incredible art direction, a tour de force of film making.. amazing visual effects… But such bad directing and story… since when does a one handed woman push a fully loaded giant kick ass truck out of the mud…. or a winch around a dead tree work with a 90kg max.. pull itself out of the bogg… please !!! But, as a pure visual feast of incredible vehicles and computer graphics… polishing a turd !!!

    • CelluloidFan35mm says:

      I’m with you on that. I went in expecting the movie many have been raving about but got an uninteresting snoozefest. Tom Hardy for being such a great actor was not a good Max. He didn’t have what Mel had when he played Max. Theron did good work here and so does Nicholas Thout
      But the storyline was lackluster and it failed to capture the awesomeness of The Road Warrior and did not have that grittiness that it had either. It looked too glossy and clean.

      It was a total bust in my eyes.

  6. manslave says:

    With a $150 million budget plus $80 to $100 million in marketing the very least FURY ROAD should be looking at is $700 million. See what Chinese box office brings to the table. $400 million just doesn’t cut it.

    I suspect the film will even struggle to hit the $400 million dollar mark.

    If there is future sequels, and George Miller has said the scripts to the next two sequels have been wriiten, Warners might go with a modest budget then another $150 million considering FURY ROAD has made a meagre profit.

    It all comes down to China and Japan if these sequels are given the greenlight. At best the studio will be looking at another $100 million at the box office.

  7. Sarah says:

    Well deserved. Awesome movie.

  8. Joel says:

    Oh What a Day! What a Lovely Day!

  9. Big deal, call me when it crosses the $700 million mark, then we’ll call it a HIT.

    • Bob Dono says:

      It’s one of the greatest critical hits of the decade, they’ll live.

      • Feldspar_Iron says:

        Can we PLEASE stop with all the hyperbole? For crying out loud, this film is good, it’s not the second coming. God, I hate fanboys.

    • Murica! says:

      Who’s this we? You’ll never call it a hit, you pathetic troll!!! You’ve done nothing but whine and cry!! I bet you’re crying right now?

  10. Yo says:

    I wouldn’t be counting on China, doesn’t really matter of the movie itself is solid. It’s not cloud atlas on ascending Jupiter if you know what I mean

    • jhs39 says:

      It should do very well in China–action movies play well there and they love 3D–I think there’s a pretty good chance that the Chinese box office will match or exceed domestic.

      • Julia_Ormond says:

        So you’re saying this film will make about the same as Ultron did in China? Sigh. Before the Internet, the only people who read Variety knew something about the film industry.

  11. thefall says:

    What a disaster.
    So, sequel in another 30 years?

    • jhs39 says:

      300 million dollars in 3 weeks is a disaster? It’s not a superhero movie with a huge built in audience–if Avengers Age of Ultron had those kind of numbers they might be considered bad but an original big budget action movie without any box office stars? Fury Road is doing well and will likely get its sequel green-lit eventually like Pacific Rim did. Fury Road also will likely do very well in China–they like over the top action films and 3D.

      • Helven says:

        Disaster was a stupid thing for that person to say – but it does have an uphill battle to breaking even. Depending on who you believe, the production costs ALONE ranged from $150M to $220M – before advertising, etc. This means the film has to do at LEAST $400-$450M on the LOW end to break even. WB may not be saying it, but they were/are hoping for $500M – which I doubt it has a shot at

  12. patrik says:

    Hmm, good work/business (Warner Bros)

  13. Murica! says:

    Great news!!! Suck it lucylu!! I bet you’re crying!!

  14. zoubida says:

    here we go for a sequel! yes yes yes! :-))

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