AUGUST 27 UPDATE: Ant-Man And The Wasp surged past the $300m international and $500m global marks as it flew into China on a confirmed $68.2m over the first three days to rule weekend box office.
The Meg glided past $400m worldwide via Warner bros and Gravity Pictures and rests on $143m in China, while Crazy Rich Asians impressed in Southeast Asia, and Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout reached $344.8m.
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UPDATED: Ant-Man And The Wasp grossed $71.7m from 28 territories for a $333.1m international running total that will soon overtake the 2015 original’s $339.1m final tally. The $544.1m worldwide haul has surpassed Ant-Man’s $529.3m.
The $68m China debut ranked as the fourth highest debut in the territory for a Marvel Cinematic Universal release and the third highest by a Western film so far this year, while the $7.2m Imax portion delivered the highest ever August debut there.
South Korea now ranks as the film’s second highest market on $42.4m, followed by the UK on $19.8m, Mexico on $15m, and Australia on $14.6m, with Japan still to come. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly star.
Disney’s Christopher Robin held on to top stop in its second weekend in the UK where it has reached $8.6m. The drama added $7.2m internationally from 32 territories and climbed to an early $36.4m, and $112.7m worldwide. It opens in Italy this week.
Incredibles 2 used a $9.1m international weekend in 28 to climb to $545.1m, and $1.141bn worldwide and rank as the 19th highest release overall and the third highest animation in the all-time pantheon.
It opened in Norway on $1.1m, and Turkey on $300,000. Incredibles 2 stands at $66.4m in the UK where it ranks as the second highest animation. China has generated $53.7m, France $38.4m, and Mexico $37.2m. Debuts in Italy and Germany are set for September.
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UPDATED: The Meg crossed the $400m global box office mark with a $35m weekend haul in 65 markets that pushed it to $306.5m internationally and $411.6m worldwide.
The giant shark action thriller starring Jason Statham and Li Bingbing has overtaken Rampage to rank as Warner Bros’ highest release for the year-to-date in Latin America, and held on to number one in 17 markets including Mexico, Brazil, and Australia.
It opened top on nine out of its 10 new markets, led by France on $4.5m. Holdover highlights include China – distributor Gravity Pictures co-financed with Warner Bros – on $7.1m to rank third and a $143.2m running total after three, Mexico on $2.3m for $17.1m to become Warner Bros’ highest release of 2018 so far after three, and the UK on $1.9m for third place and $15.5m after three.
Australia delivered $1.5m for $4.8m after two, Spain $959,000 for number three and $8.4m after three, Brazil $914,000 for $5.9m to become the studio’s highest release of 2018 so far after three, Germany $972,000 for $4.9m after thee, Russia $893,000 for number two and $12m after three, Colombia $883,000 for number one and $2.8m after two, and Malaysia $676,000 for number two and $5.8m after three. Japan will be the final market release on September 7.
Driven by strong debuts across Southeast Asia, Crazy Rich Asians brought in a further $6.1m from 18 markets as the early tally climbed to $7.3m, and $83.9m worldwide factoring in $76.8m in North America, where the rom-com stayed top in its second session.
In a pair of number one debuts, Singapore produced $1.8m for the highest rom-com debut in history and Warner Bros’ highest opening weekend of the year-to-date, and Philippines $1.5m for the studio’s best debut so far in 2018 and the highest ever debut by an English-speaking rom-com. Malaysia delivered $744,000 for number three and the highest rom-com debut ever.
The film ranked as the top US release in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where it opened on $451,000 and $299,000, respectively. Crazy Rich Asians opens in Australia this week, followed by the UK on September 14.
A $1.2m number three debut in Mexico helped Teen Titans Go! To The Movies to a $2.6m weekend in 25 markets, pushing the tally to $9.3m.
Gintama Live Action 2, a “Gintama2” Film Partners Production led by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, added $3.4m after a 42% drop in its second weekend in Japan to rank second and reach $15.8m. All-female crime caper Ocean’s 8 has reached $152.7m, while comedy Tag stands at $22.8m.
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UPDATED: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again added $12.5 from 64 territories in play for $230.3m and $345.6m worldwide. The film is a long way off the 2008 original’s $465.7m final international and $609.8m final global tallies, and delivered a solid $1.9m Japan debut at number seven.
The musical rom-com added $1.8m in the UK for second place and a $76m running total after six weekends, $1.8m in South Korea for $14.9m after three, $1.1m in Germany for $18m after six, $575,000 in Mexico for $1.9m after two, and $522,000 for $7.7m in Netherlands after six.
BlacKkKlansman grossed $5.8m from 17 for $8.6m and $40.4m worldwide. Spike Lee’s race drama opened at number two in France on $2.4m for Lee’s second highest debut there, and arrived in the UK at number five on $1.3m for the same accolade. In Germany it opened at number eight on $637,000. Australia was the top holdover on $510,000 for fifth place and a $1.6m running total after two.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added $1.9m from 40 for $882.8m and $1.296bn worldwide. The tentpole continues to play well in Japan, where it added $1m in the seventh weekend for $68.9m and has overtaken the lifetime total of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The First Purge stands at $64.1m following a $1.5m weekend from 33. The global haul has reached $133m. Skyscraper added $400,000 from 48 for $134.5m excluding China. Worldwide stands at $201.6m excluding China.
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UPDATED: The Equalizer 2 earned $11.3m from 41 markets as the international running total climbed to $47.7m. The revenge thriller debuts in Russia on September 6, Italy on September 13, and Japan on October 5.
Horror release Slender Man added $5.9m from 37 (including 30 new markets) for $8.1m. Mexico led all markets with a strong $1.4m debut.
Studio 8’s family adventure Alpha grossed $7.2m from 17 for an early international running total of $7.9m, and opened top in Russia on $3.2m, top in Spain on $1.2m, followed by $575,000 in India and $525,000 in France including previews. It debuts in Mexico this week.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation has reached $303.2m following a $19.2m session in 62. Global stands at $460.4m. Italy delivered a $5.8m five-day opening weekend. Mexico remains the top market on $26.5m, followed by China on $26.2m, and the UK on $20.4m.
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Mission: Impossible – Fallout from Paramount and Skydance Media added $13m from 61 markets as Tom Cruise and his crew shot up to $344.8m to track approximately 17% ahead of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation for the same group of markets by the same stage.
In the fourth session the action thriller added $1.9m in France for $22m, while Japan generated $1.8m for $35.4m, Germany $1.3m for $12.3m, Australia $855,000 for $12.2m, and Netherlands $635,000 for $6.1m. In the fifth weekend, Fallout grossed $946,000 for $28.1m in the UK, and $345,000 for $11.4m in Brazil. This week brings debuts in Italy and China.
The Spy Who Dumped Me grossed $5.8m from 74 markets for $20m. The action comedy debuted in the UK and South Korea on $1.3m each, and stands at $2.4m in Australia after three sessions, $2m in the Middle East after four, and $2m in CIS after three. Germany is this week’s new market.
Mark Wahlberg action thriller Mile 22 opened in 11 international territories for $5.6m, led by the Middle East on $2.4m and Indonesia on $1.5m. The film’s early worldwide haul stands at $31.2m and it debuts this week in Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, and France, while the UK is set for September 19.
Survival drama Adrift with Shailene Woodley and Sam Clafin opened in Taiwan on $252,000, and stands at $21.9m overall. It arrives this week in Italy, with the China date yet to be set.
The Darkest Minds grossed $2.8m from 47 markets for a $23.1m tally. El Angel, from Fox International Productions, retained top spot in Argentina for the third consecutive weekend, adding $563,000 for $4.1m.