UPDATED OCTOBER 13: Dracula Untold grossed $33.9m from 42 territories as the early tally climbed to $62.6m. Separately Fox International executives said the company’s box office has amassed more than $3bn for the year-to-date.
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Dracula Untold opened in 17 territories where Russia delivered the top result on $9.6m, Taiwan on $1.6m and Peru on $969,000 in the all-time biggest October launch.
The film stayed top in Mexico on $3.4m for $9.5m after two sessions and opened at number two in South Korea on $4.4m.
The film grossed $2.5m from 155 Imax screens to propel the tally to $4.5m and the global haul to $8.5m.
The Boxtrolls added $3.6m from 26 territories for $31.8m and opens this week in France.
EuropaCorp/Universal’s cyberthriller Lucy grossed $2.6m from 60 to reach $228.3m, rising to $286.2m including EuropaCorp territories. The film added $1.1m in Italy for $8m after three sessions.
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UPDATED: Annabelle grossed $28.1m from 44 markets to boost the running total to $62m and opened top in France on $3.5m, second in the UK on $3.1m and top in Brazil on $3m.
The horror film generated $1.5m in Spain, an excellent $1.3m in India and $1.1m in Germany.
After two sessions Annabelle ranks as the second highest grossing horror film of all time in Chile on $2.1m, behind Warner Bros stablemate The Conjuring.
Recent Toronto International Film Festival opener The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall grossed $1.6m from its initial six territories.
The drama reached Australia on $903,000. It opens this week in the UK, Germany and Brazil.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends added $1.3m in its fifth weekend in Japan for $35.2m and has grossed $36.9m from three markets.
Argentinian smash Relatos Salvajes ranked number one for the eighth straight weekend in its native country, where it is the biggest local hit of all time on $15.8m. Factoring in Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, the drama has reached $17.4m. It opens in Spain this week.
Local Turkish production Pek Yakinda added $1.8m in its second weekend for an excellent $6.9m. The film is a Pera and Cmylmz Fikir production distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
UPDATED: Gone Girl brought in a further $26.9m from 52 markets as the early tally climbed to $63.2m as Fox International executives reported the company had crossed $3bn for the year-to-date.
The box office milestone marks the sixth consecutive year Fox International has crossed $2bn and the eighth time overall.
The UK led the way on a $5m number one hold following a mere 15% drop that elevated the running total to $16.1m after two sessions. The David Fincher mystery also held firm at the top in Australia on $3.8m for $10.6m and added $1.9m for $5.3m in Germany, $2.1m for $6.8m in Russia.
In a pair of number two debuts, Gone Girl arrived in France on $3.7m and Spain on $1.7m. It opened at number three in Taiwan on $668,000 and has reached $2.1m and $1.8m in Mexico and Brazil, respectively.
The Maze Runner used a $14.1m weekend from 67 markets to reach $139.9m and opened at number two in the UK on $3.4m and Italy on $1.3m.
Fox International Productions and FoxStar India’s Bang Bang added $4.6m from seven for $35.8m and stayed top in India, where $3.5m scored the second biggest second weekend so far in 2014 and boosted the tally to $29.6m. Slow Video added $1.8m for $7.7m in South Korea after two sessions.
Let’s Be Cops has grossed $30.9m and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $493.5m.
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Guardians Of The Galaxy scored an estimated $26.6m from its first three days in China, a number one result that delivered the industry’s biggest October debut.
The Marvel Studios release grossed $28m overall at the international box office to push the running total for the Marvel Studios release to $361m and the worldwide tally to $687.1m.
Guardians’ Chinese debut produced the third biggest release for a Disney film behind Captain America 2 and Iron Man 3 and was all the more impressive given that Saturday was a designated working day.
Imax said roughly $4.1m of the Chinese tally came from 165 of its screens for an October record of $25,000 per screen. Guardians is set to open in Italy on October 22.
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day arrived on the international scene with a $2.8m haul from 14 territories, among them $1.3m from Mexico, $800,000 from Russia and $300,000 form Argentina.
The Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner family film arrived in Brazil on October 23, the UK on October 24, Spain on November 7, Australia on December 4 and Germany on January 1, 2015.
Breakup Buddies grossed a further $13m to boost the running total to $141m, while Dearest used a $2.7m session to climb to $44.5m.
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UPDATED: The Equalizer brought in a further $11.6m from 86 markets as the early running total climbed to $57.1m. Sony markets have generated $50.8m and Village Roadshow $6.7m thus far.
Germany and Italy delivered the highlights with number one and two launches on $2.3m from 507 screens and $1.3m from 285, respectively.
The Denzel Washington action thriller added $1.4m in France for $4m after two sessions and just under $1m in the UK for $8.9m after three. Mexico has produced $3.2m and the Netherlands $1.7m.
The smash action comedy Torrente franchise remains golden in Spain, where Torrente 5 held on to its number one berth, adding $2.5m for $9m after two sessions.
Sex Tape grossed $1.3m from 29 for $84.4m and has grossed $11.7m in Germany after five weekends.
Sony’s German thriller Who Am I added $963,000 for $5.5m after three.
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UPDATED: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2m from 932 sites in 34 territories as the running total climbed to $164.6m. The action film took $946,000 from 70 in its second weekend in Venezuela to reach $2.8m.
The film opens in France, Germany and Spain over the October 15-17 period, followed by China on October 31 and Japan on February 7, 2015.
Hercules grossed $390,000 from 18 markets for $154.2m and arrives in China and Japan on October 21 and October 24, respectively.
Yann Demange’s acclaimed Belfast-set war story ’71 starring Jack O’Connell opened in the UK on $322,000 from 122 screens. Protagonist Pictures handles international sales.