Foreign run could hit near the $100 million mark
The latest in The Final Destination series did pretty great business at the box office this past August here in the States, so it’s not surprising that the 4th in the franchise is also scaring up big numbers internationally as well.
Variety reports that The Final Destination led foreign business during the Sept. 11-13 frame with $17.7 million at 2,880 playdates in 28 markets, thanks to a robust $6.5 million Russian launch and a $2 million German soph sesh.
The 3D sequel has hit $55.3 million overseas with the U.K. contributing $17.5 million, France $7.5 million and Germany $7 million. With South Korea, Mexico and Australia opening in October, The Final Destination could close out its foreign run somewhere near the $100 million mark.
The original Final Destination and the third version each grossed $59 million outside the United States while the second version took in $43 million offshore.
With numbers like that, I’m sure the powers that be will rethink calling this 4th installment the last in the franchise.
The Final Destination stars Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykelti Williamson, Krista Allen and Justin Welborn. David Ellis directed from a script by Eric Bress.