Fox reached the milestone on July 15, one day before it became the first studio of the year to reach $2bn at the international box office. The studio crossed $1bn in North America on July 13.
Powering the feat was a cross-divisional performance led by X-Men: Days Of Future Past on $735m worldwide to date that delivered Fox’s ninth release to cross $700m at the global box office.
Recent release Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has raced to $131m globally in one week and has a big second session coming up.
Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2 stands at $490m worldwide, The Other Woman has amassed $195m and Fox 2000’s breakout success The Fault In Our Stars – which according to the studio cost $12m to make – has climbed to $243m.
Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was another left-field smash, earning $168m worldwide. DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 stands at $366m.
The $2bn international accomplishment marks the sixth consecutive year Fox has crossed the threshold and the eighth time overall. Fox’s fastest time to $3bn worldwide was set on June 30, 2010.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes arrived in 27 markets last weekend and took $31.4m. In this second session the action sequel raids a further 29 markets including the UK, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Argentina, Scandinavia and Hong Kong.
Apes is gearing up in a staggered pattern and will surge past $50m this weekend, however the form guide suggests Paramount Pictures International’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction remains the one to beat at the current international box office.
The sci-fi has grossed more than $577m and should have little trouble sweeping past $650m by Sunday, with new releases set for Germany, France, Italy and Brazil.
Planes: Fire & Rescue also represents a potent force and opens through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International in 23 territories day-and-date with North America.
The animation lands in the family-friendly markets of Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, plus Spain, Japan, Poland and Holland. Maleficent stands at $457m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International launches the comedy Sex Tape in Australia and eight other territories day-and-date with North America. 22 Jump Street stands at $84.9m.