Golden Compass Reaches $100M Overseas


New Line Cinema’s The Golden Compass passed the $100 million mark in international box office gross Wednesday as the film continues its successful worldwide run since its Dec. 7 opening.

After opening #1 in 23 territories, the fantasy adventure film has continued to play well with notable performances in the United Kingdom ($26.7 million), Spain ($11.4 million), France ($10.3 million), Germany ($9.8 million), Russia ($6.8 million) and Asia ($11.3 million), including a spectacular $3.5 million in its South Korean debut (opening day and previews). The Golden Compass has yet to open in Australia and New Zealand (Dec. 26), parts of South America (Dec. 20 – Dec. 25), India (Jan. 4), and Japan (March 1).

“We’re very pleased to see the film open at number one in so many territories, but it’s even more encouraging to have such strong holds,” says Rolf Mittweg, President and COO of New Line Worldwide Distribution and Marketing. “We’ve always viewed ‘The Golden Compass’ as a global property.”