The Matrix Breaks International Record With $204 Million opening
The fact that the film was opened on a monumental scale didn’t hurt. Warner Brothers expected the film to be a big hit and as such they sent out a record 18,013 prints of the film to 96 countries in 43 languages.
Another PR move by Warner Bros, had the film opening simultaneously around the world. These openings spanned from Los Angeles (6:00 AM) to New York (9:00 AM) to England (2:00 PM) to Japan (11:00 PM) to Australia (1:00 AM Nov. 6th).
According to a press release from Warner Brothers, the combined five-day opening weekend box office receipts for The Matrix Revolutions totaled a staggering $204 million.
The film also set a new domestic record
for the second largest R-rated opening ever behind The Matrix Reloaded
with an estimated $85.470 million. Warner Bros reports that “the film also
earned an estimated $14.9 million in the UK, Japan $14.8 million, France
$11.2 million, Germany $8 million, Spain $6.3 million, Italy $6.2 million,
Australia $5.5 million, Korea $5.2 million, Russia $4.8 million and $1.5
million in China.”