20th Century Fox’s Dark Phoenix ruled global box office on an estimated $140m, fired up by number one debuts in 36 markets including China, France, Mexico, and Russia.
Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters stormed past $200m at the international box office and stands at the cusp of $300m worldwide. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum crossed $250m worldwide, and Rocketman opened on $712,000 in Russia after scenes depicting gay sex and drug use were cut.
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Dark Phoenix’s international component accounted for $107m on top of a dismal $33m number two launch in North America that delivered the lowest opening from the X-Men universe. Overall, in like-for-like markets at today’s exchange rates, Dark Phoenix internationally is trailing X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Days Of Future Past by 27% and 19%, respectively.
China generated $45.6m in a result that was 28% higher than the launch of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, yet 15% less than that of X-Men: Apocalypse. South Korea delivered $5.7m, Mexico $5m, the UK $4.9m, France $3.8m, Russia $3.4m, Brazil $2.9m, Philippines $2.4m, Taiwan $2.3m, and India $2.3m. Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, and Tye Sheridan, among others, and opens in its final key market of Japan on June 21.
Aladdin, which crossed $500m worldwide last week, remained in fine form, adding $92.1m for a $604.9m global tally, and added $67.7m internationally for a $372.5m running total. China remains the lead territory on a $48.1m running total, followed by the UK on $33m, South Korea on $27.8m, Mexico on $25.7m, and Spain on $16,6m.
The fantasy adventure starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud scored the best debut of a Western film in Japan for the year-to-date on $12.9m over three days, which also earned the distinction of being the second highest ever opening weekend for a Disney live-action title (excluding the Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm franchises) behind Alice In Wonderland.
In its seventh weekend, Avengers: Endgame grossed $8.6m globally to reach $2.731bn, and $3.8m internationally for $1.906bn.
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Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters stormed past $200m at the international box office and stands at the cusp of $300m worldwide. An estimated $47.1m from 78 markets in release propelled the international running total to $213.7m, and worldwide has reached $292.3m. In the second weekend, the monster mash-up surged past $100m in China through Legendary East, adding $21.8m for $109.7m to rank second. Japan produced $5.1m for $16.9m, Mexico $1.5m for $8m, and the UK $1.3m for $7m.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu added $7.1m for $272.1m, and $409.5m worldwide, with China on $92.8m after five sessions, and Japan on $25.2m after six. After five, the UK stands at $16.9m, Germany $11.6m, and France $11.3m.
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Elton John biopic Rocketman has crossed $100m worldwide from the early stages and stands at $101.8m. It grossed $13m from 50 international markets to reach $51.3m, and the UK remains the clear leader after a $2.8m session elevated the tally to $20.5m after three weekends. Australia delivered $2.4m in the second session for $7.3m.
Rocketman opened in Russia, where Central Partnership cut scenes depicting gay sex and drug use, at number five on $712,000.
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The Secret Life Of Pets 2 added $16m from 30 territories for an early $49m, and stands at $97m globally. The family animation opened at number one in the Netherlands on $1.7m, and debuted top in Vietnam on $1.3m. The Italian debut ranked second on $1.1m. Russia delivered the top holdover on $3.3m for $16.9m after two sessions, while the UK generated $2.8m for $18.9m after the same period.
Octavia Spencer horror Ma added $3m from 39 for $7.3m, launching at number six in France on $826,000, and number three in Spain on $428,000. Comedy The Hustle has grossed $36.4m.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum crossed $250m worldwide at the weekend. The action thriller starring Keanu Reeves earned $10.1m from 85 international markets to stand at $113.6m after four weeks. The UK remains the top market on $11.6m after four, followed by Australia on $8.8m after four, Germany on $8.1m after three, Russia on $7.3m after four, and Mexico on $6.8m after four.