INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NEWS
Universal’s action sequel opens with six-day $50m debut in China, where Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course opens with $42.5m.
Illumination Entertainment’s animation has raced to $344.4m via Universal Pictures International and studio executives will expect another strong weekend.
AUG 22 UPDATE: Illuination Entertainment’s latest posts biggest debut (excluding previews) for an original animation in Russia with $16.3m
Warner Bros Pictures International executives said on Thursday their DC Entertainment adaptation had reached $271m.
AUG 15 UPDATE: Universal Pictures International crosses the $1bn mark for the tenth consecutive year.
Warner Bros’ R-rated DC Entertainment adaptation added $11.4m on Thursday to reach $191.5m outside North America.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s comic book adaptation added an estimated $15.3m on Tuesday.
AUGUST 8 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory will also soon become the fourth highest grossing release of 2016 to date worldwide.
AUGUST 5 UPDATE: The R-rated comic book adaptation opened top in 33 new markets on Thursday led by a record $3.9m industry opening day in Russia as the overall international running total climbed to $29.6m.
AUGUST 1 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory swims past $800m worldwide to become fifth highest grossing film of the year to date.
Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.
The Jackie Chan action comedy ruled the waves at the weekend, plundering $62.3m in China as it ventured into six other markets via Bloom Media.
JULY 18 UPDATE: Fox International top brass reported another dominant international session from the Hollywood contingent as the Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation tentpole added a confirmed $53.1m from 60 markets.
Finding Dory – comfortably the biggest Pixar release of all time in North America and the biggest film in the territory for the year-to-date on $431.9m and counting – swims into a further nine major markets and several smaller ones this weekend.
JULY 11 UPDATE: Fox International has now crossed the $2bn mark in 2016, marking the eighth consecutive year it has done so.
JULY 5 UPDATE: Ice Age: Collision Course posts $18.1m debut from seven markets; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel opens top in China.
JUNE 27 UPDATE: Now You See Me 2 records Lionsgate’s biggest-ever opening in China with $44.4m.
Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.
JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.
JUNE 13 UPDATE: Legendary-Universal’s video game adaptation takes over international box office with $185.9m weekend; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 scares up $50m bow from 44 markets.
JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.
MAY 31 UPDATE: Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.
Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.
MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.
MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.
MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.
MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.
APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.
Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.
Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.
Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.
Buoyed by last year’s surge in global, international, and North American gross box office receipts, industry heads on Tuesday used fresh data to proclaim the film industry to be in rude health despite facing more serious challenges than at any time in its history.
APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.
APRIL 4 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia becomes the fifth highest grossing original IP animated release of all time with $787.6m.
Warner Bros’ spring tentpole has surged to an estimated $329.1m by Thursday and $201.3m in North America.
The Warner Bros and DC Entertainment tentpole added an estimated $32.9m on Tuesday to reach $501.9m worldwide.
MARCH 29 UPDATE: The DC Entertainment tentpole added $46m worldwide on Monday to reach $468.6m worldwide and $287.5m internationlaly and $181.1m in North America as the studio revised its weekend take to $256.5m internationally and $422.6m worldwide.
Disney’s family hit added $9.4m at the global box office on Monday to cross the milestone.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The family hit added $68.4m from 49 territories in its sixth weekend for $392.3m and stands at $593.5m worldwide.
Zootopia has reached $320.2m via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International as studio executives aim to capitalise on debuts in Australia and Brazil.
MARCH 14 UPDATE: Zootopia continued to decimate the Hollywood competition and earned a further $89.3m in a rousing session thanks in large part to a $56.5m haul in China that propelled the international running total to $294.9m.
Powered by Deadpool, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, the studio has reached the milestone in its second fastest time.
FEBRUARY 29 UPDATE: Deadpool brought in a further estimated $39.8m from 75 international markets to propel the running total to $324.1m.
FEB 22 UPDATE: Deadpool is in rude health as it topped the worldwide box office and used 74 markets to propel the running total to $256.2m after the second weekend.
The superhero adaptation dominated the global box office on an estimated $260m debut that delivered opening weekend records in abundance.
Fox’s superhero adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds has got off to a record-breaking start in its first eight markets as it prepares to open in North America.