INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NEWS
Marvel Cinematic Universe releases hold five of the top six May debuts.
APRIL 24 UPDATE: Universal behemoth soars to $319.4m in China; will cross $1bn global mark this week.
Universal behemoth soars past $500m internationally, hits $217m in China.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Tentpole to cross $500m international, $600m worldwide on Tuesday.
APRIL 14 UPDATE: Universal tentpole soars to $82.2m internationally including other markets.
ARPIL 14 UPDATE: Disney tentpole reaches $1,010.1bn worldwide.
APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.
Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.
EXCLUSIVE: Double Oscar-winner grosses $27.3m from international markets through Sierra/Affinity licensees.
APRIL 3 UPDATE: Ghost In The Shell debuts on $40.1m; Kong: Skull Island crosses $300m, $120m in China.
MARCH 31 UPDATE: Disney tentpole has taken more than $765m to date.
MARCH 29 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action has reached $731.5m worldwide as of Wednesday.
MARCH 27 UPDATE: 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.