Captain Marvel has crossed the $600m barrier at the international box office and stands at $938.1m worldwide as it climbs towards the $1bn mark.
The Marvel Studios tentpole starring Brie Larson has amassed $607.3m internationally, of which $148.3m comes from China, $40.8m from South Korea, and $40m from the UK via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI).
WDSMPI opens Tim Burton’s take on Dumbo and the beloved flying elephant goes virtually everywhere day-and-date with North American this weekend. Wednesday brought debuts in France, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Belgium, Netherlands, and Switzerland. Dumbo opened on Thursday in Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Portugal, Argentina, and Colombia, and flies into the UK, China, Japan, Spain, Mexico, India and Taiwan on Friday.
Meanwhile Jordan Peele’s new horror Us scored the highest opening day of all time for a foreign horror film in South Korea via Universal Pictures International, opening top on $1.15m on Wednesday (27) to rank ahead of local hit Money and new arrival Dumbo. The result tracked 57% ahead of the opening day of Peele’s breakout feature debut Get Out in 2017. That film earned $6.1m in opening weekend and finished on $15.6m in South Korea.
The horror film starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke stands at $24.1m internationally and opened in Australia on $480,000 on Thursday, ahead of Dumbo and tracking 246% ahead of Get Out, which produced a $1.4m opening weekend two years ago en route to a $4.6m final gross. Us opens in a further 13 territories this weekend, including Russia, India, and Thailand.
DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World stands at $246m, and Fighting With My Family $2.4m from Universal territories. Mary Queen Of Scots opens in Mexico and Argentina, Welcome To Marwen debuts in Germany and Austria, and Boy Erased arrives in France.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part has grossed $76.9m and ventures into Japan through Warner Bros Pictures International. Creed II stands at $98.3m, The Mule $63.7m, and A Star Is Born $218.6m.
Fox International’s Alita: Battle Angel has grossed $316.6m, Bohemian Rhapsody $675.1m, The Kid Who Would Be King $13.1m, and Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite $60.9m. Dragon Ball Super: Broly on $73.5m arrives in India.
From Paramount Pictures International, What Men Want has grossed $14.1m, Wonder Park $11.9m, and Instant Family $52.5m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International brass report Escape Room has amassed $93.4m.