‘Napoleon’ Conquers With $79M Global Bow; ‘Wish’ Debuts To $49M WW – International Box Office

Ridley Scott's Napoleon has surpassed predictions, grossing $78.8 million worldwide in its first five days, including $46.3 million from international markets. 

This is greater than the Friday estimate (see below) and significantly more than pre-weekend forecasts. 

The action epic, produced by Apple Original Films and distributed by Sony Pictures, was released internationally on Wednesday and expanded to 56 overseas territories through Friday.

Overseas, the Joaquin Phoenix-starrer has doubled both Killers Of The Flower Moon and House Of Gucci, and is 86% ahead of Elvis at the same time in release

The majority of play is coming from Europe, with $33 million, topped by the UK's No. 1 ($6.6 million) and France's No. 1 ($5.6 million) (critics be damned, obviously). 

Germany earned $3.4 million, Spain earned $3.3 million, and Italy earned $3.1 million. Napoleon grossed $9 million in IMAX, including $3.7 million from 324 overseas performances. 

Sony pushed the message abroad with a world premiere in Paris, followed by premieres in the United Kingdom and Madrid (the latter at the Prado museum, a first). 

Having the celebs walk the red carpet helped, and even some negative reviews didn't deter people from attending, especially the mature audience. 

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