In North America, the film has performed above expectations, with strong audience response. Overseas, there was significant Saturday-Sunday uptick from the early midweek bows which indicates family support for the Guy Ritchie-directed Will Smith-starrer and as offshore audiences also like it better than critics.
The movie was No. 1 in all of Latin America — and is tracking above both The Jungle Book and Cinderella. Strong performance in the region was expected given how it leans into family fare. What’s surprising here is that all of Asia also bowed at No. 1. That’s a relief to Disney since Korea and the South East