Tom Hardy’s manic new remake of Mel Gibson’s 1980’s Classic, Mad Max, has proved its weight in gold, having taken over $100 million in its opening weekend internationally.
Mad Max: Fury Road tenaciously outperformed all the competition in the international markets, including Pitch Perfect 2, which grabbed the No. 1 spot in the US during opening weekend.
The Frank Miller directed epic, is a re-invisioning of the 1980’s trilogy that helped propel Mel Gibson to worldwide stardom as a young man. It stars Brit-heavyweight Tom Hardy as Max, a man of few words who just might be able to bring order to a chaotic post-apocalyptic world consumed by barren desert.
Including its domestic (US) haul of $44.5 million over the weekend, Mad Max: Fury Road took over $68 million in 44 key international markets, including the UK, China, Russia, and the birth place of Mad Max, Australia – taking the films overall total to over $110 million worldwide.
‘Fury Road‘ is already being celebrated as one of the greatest films ever made, with audiences and critics falling over themselves to heap praise on the chaotic action-blockbuster – but only time will tell if this explosive feature has what it takes to compete with the box-office greats.