INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NEWS
Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.
MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.
Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.
Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.
UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.
MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.
EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.
Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.
MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.
FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide
Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.
La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.
Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.
Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office.
The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.
FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.
Meanwhile Paramount stablemate Rings circles 36 markets in day-and-date launch with North America.
JANUARY 30 UPDATE: Fantasy sequel takes $52.5m on its opening day in China to dominate overseas box office.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage also targets $100m international running total.
JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Paramount’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage lands with global bow of $71.6m.
JANUARY 17 UPDATE: The sci-fi delivered the best result of Hollywood releases this weekend, scoring an estimated $32.5m from 65 markets to reach $147.1m.
Paramount executives reported on Monday that the Vin Diesel action release has delivered the eleventh biggest Hollywood launch of all time on the sub-continent.
Now begins the final march towards the coveted milestone for the Disney-Lucasfilm hit, which as of Thursday stood at $937.8m at the global box office.
JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Disney’s Star Wars spin-off lands in China with estimated three-day $31m chart-topping debut.
JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.
Universal’s Sing crosses $100m mark at the international box office.
The sci-fi awards contender starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner has reached $151.7m, North American distributor Paramount announced on Sunday.
DECEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them crosses $500m overseas.
Disney had not reported the first wave of international launches for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at time of writing, however results are expected to be impressive.
DECEMBER 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off reaches $480.7m after four weeks in play.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens day-and-date in most major markets this week when insiders say it could gross between $130m and $150m internationally by Sunday.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is still the one to beat at the international box office this weekend as the industry holds its breath before the global roll-out of Rogue One.
DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.
The independently financed sci-fi drama has crossed the milestone, executives at North American distributor Paramount said on Friday.
NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off lands top in China and Japan with $41m and $15.6m, respectively.
Warner Bros’ tentpole has surged to an estimated $171.7m from international markets, executives said on Wednesday.
NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: Spin-off achieves biggest openings of the Harry Potter franchise to date in 16 markets.
NOVEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ tentpole climbed to $83.3m worldwide factoring in $29.7m from the first full day in North America.
NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest has already surpassed the lifetime global hauls of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, among others.
Marvel Studio’s latest outing is expected to retain pole position at the international box office this weekend.
NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Disney crosses $6bn at worldwide box office and Pixar’s Finding Dory becomes second biggest global release so far this year on $1.024bn.
OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest opens top in all-but two of its 33 opening territories.
Marvel Studios’ latest adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch will almost certainly usurp Jack Reacher: Never Go Back when it launches via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International this weekend.
OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: Sony’s Inferno will soon cross the $100m mark at the overseas box office.
OCTOBER 17 UPDATE: Seven years after Angels & Demons, the Tom Hanks and Ron Howard reunion delivered an estimated $50m from 53 markets via Sony ahead of the October 28 North American release.
The Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday the year-to-date has already delivered a company record $3.5664bn at the international box office.
Fox International’s fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children starring Eva Green has wasted little time surging to $100.4m and will be the Hollywood title to beat this weekend.
OCTOBER 10 UPDATE: Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children retained overseas lead with $42.5m from 77 markets for early $94.1m.
Fox International’s children’s fantasy has raced to an early $45.7m and executives will look to build on early promise in a second weekend that brings 20 new debuts.