The Maze Runner has crossed $100m and faces stiff competition this weekend from the wide launch of Fox stablemate Gone Girl, the David Fincher mystery that opened the New York Film Festival.
The mystery arrives day-and-date with North America in 39 territories including the UK, Australia, Germany, Russia, Mexico and Brazil. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star.
Fox International executives report a $101.9m running total for The Maze Runner and expect further decent holds as the action film enters its fourth international session. Let’s Be Cops stands at $327.8m and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $490.3m.
Bang Bang opens in India and a number of diaspora territories including the UK. Slow Video debuts in South Korea while Black & White: Dawn Of Justice launches in Taiwan.
Denzel Washington starrer The Equalizer debuted well through Sony Pictures Releasing International last weekend and has reached $22.5m. The thriller’s gradual roll-out continues this weekend with debuts in eight territories including France.
Torrente 5, the latest instalment in the smash action comedy franchise, arrives in Spain. 22 Jump Street opens in Colombia.
Sex Tape has grossed $79.5m and Deliver Us From Evil $53.2m.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s horror film Annabelle is tracking ahead of the studio’s 2013 global hit The Conjuring from the same markets and has already grossed $7m from 21.
Annabelle has kicked off in Australia on $443,000 from 166 screens, South Korea on $606,000 from 390, Italy on $181,000 from 232 and Taiwan on $322,000 from previews.
Six Asian markets including Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia generated a slew of number one debuts for a combined $1.2m from 803 screens.
Colombia, Chile and Bolivia all opened at number one for a combined $342,000 from 270.
As of last weekend Peter Ho-sun Chan’s child abduction drama Dearest dominated China following a $15.9m take in its first four days in the week of September 22-28. We Distribution handles international sales on the film, which is playing into the week-long National Day holiday.
StudoCanal’s Liam Neeson starrer Non-Stop, distributed by Huaxia Distribution, took $7.4m in its first full week in China for a $14.9m running total according to EntGroup figures.
Paramount Pictures International’s Hercules stands at $152m and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $157.3m.
Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy has amassed $327.8m though Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, while The Hundred-Foot Journey is at $15.2m and Planes: Fire & Rescue $84.3m with a debut set for Colombia. Million Dollar Arm has grossed $2.2m and opens in baseball-mad Japan.