Box office update: Noah passes The Passion overseas

Box office update: Noah passes The Passion overseas May 18, 2014

It’s official: Noah is now the top-grossing Bible movie ever overseas, in unadjusted dollars.

As of this weekend, the film has grossed $243 million overseas, which is more than the $241.1 million that The Passion of the Christ grossed overseas ten years ago.

The film also grossed an estimated $210,000 in North America this weekend, raising its domestic total to $100.3 million. This is well, well behind the $370.8 million that The Passion grossed in North America, and slightly behind the $101.4 million that The Prince of Egypt grossed in North America in 1998 and 1999.

Noah is currently playing in over 40 territories and has earned $343.3 million worldwide so far. It opens in Japan next month.

In other news…

Heaven Is for Real landed in the #6 spot with $4.4 million in its fifth week, thereby raising its domestic total to $82.2 million. The film has earned another $2.2 million overseas for a worldwide total of $84.4 million.

Moms’ Night Out slipped 55.9% from its opening last week to earn $1.9 million, thereby landing in the #10 spot and bringing its domestic total to $7.3 million. To my knowledge, the film has not been released overseas at all.

God’s Not Dead earned $764,000 in its ninth week, thereby landing in the #14 spot and bringing its domestic total to just under $59 million. The film has earned another $1.2 million overseas for a worldwide total of $60.2 million.

And finally, as of Thursday, Son of God was still playing in 68 theatres and had inched up to $59.7 million in North America. The film has earned another $8.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $67.8 million.

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