DECEMBER 8 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s YA hit marches on as a confirmed $32.9m from 87 markets propelled the international running total to $306.6m and $564.7m worldwide.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 held on to number one in Germany for the third session on $4.4m for $29.6m and added $3.5m in the UK for $39.6m.
In Australia the film stayed top on $2.6m and reached $22.3m, while in France it added the same amount for $21.1m.
Mockingjay was the people’s choice in Brazil as $2.2m secured a number one hold and elevated the tally to $17.9m. Elsewhere the YA adaptation stands at $21m in Mexico, $17m in Scandinavia, $16.5m in Russia, $12.3m in Spain, $9.2m in Benelux and $5.7m in South Korea.
The film is on schedule to pass the lifetime gross of its predecessor in Italy this week after generating $10.3m.
Zhang Yibai’s Fleet Of Time opened in China on $29m, while John Woo’s The Crossing arrived on $8.1m.
UPDATED: DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins Of Madagascar gathered a confirmed $24.2m from 52 markets including eight new markets as the early running total flew to $94.9m.
The animation opened in third place in the UK on $2.5m and secured number one holds in six markets in the second session including Russia, where it added $4.6m for $15.4m, and Italy, where it delivered $1.9m for $7.1m.
The penguins added $3.1m for $36.6m in the third weekend in China and $1.1m for $2.9m in Spain after two. Malaysia has generated $2.3m after two and the UAE $1.7m after the same period.
Exodus: Gods And Kings marched into its first 11 markets for $23.1m overall led by $6.2m in South Korea for a record Ridley Scott debut, $4.5m in Mexico and $3.8m in Spain. All ranked number one.
The epic starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton opened in the latter’s home market Australia on $2.3m for number two, India on $1.6m, Hong Kong on $1.3m for number one, Thailand on $1.1m for number one and Argentina on $895,818 for number one.
The film also opened top in the Philippines on $682,269 and Colombia on $622,123.
The Pyramid opened day-and date with North America in 16 markets for $3.8m, earning $1.4m in Russia in second place, $638,000 in Malaysia for number one and $366,000 in the UK.
The Book Of Life stands at $41.9m and Gone Girl $176.1m.
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UPDATED:Interstellar took one giant step towards $450m as a confirmed $23.5m from 64 markets boosted the tally to $435.1m.
China produced $7.2m for $119.3m to become the biggest Warner Bros and 2D Hollywood release ever, as well as the second biggest Hollywood release of the year-to-date behind Transformers 4 and Hollywood’s sixth biggest release of all-time.
Interstellar added $3.8m for $66.7m in South Korea, where it has also set records, ranking as the biggest Warner Bros and 2D Hollywood release ever and Hollywood’s fourth biggest release of all-time.
Elsewhere Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic stands at $30.3m in the UK, $24.9m in Russia, $20.6m in France, $16.8m in Germany, $15m in Australia, $12.7m in Italy, $9.9m in Spain and $6.6m in Japan.
Horrible Bosses 2 grossed $7.6m from 49 to stand at an early $23.4m and opened in Brazil on $1.2m in third place.
The comedy added $957,000 in the UK for $4.1m in the second session and stands at $2m in Germany, $2.9m in Russia and $1.9m in Mexico. It opens in Australia this week.
Paddington dominated the UK thanks to a $5.8m number hold that raised the tally to $15.9m.
The Imitation Game brought in $1.3m for the weekend for $17.5m and ranks as StudioCanal’s biggest release of 2014 to date.
The wartime thriller ranks as the company’s second biggest film ever and Paddington third, behind Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
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Big Hero 6 grossed $4m at the weekend for an early $62.8m running total. The film already ranks as the biggest Disney or Pixar release of all-time in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam and stands at the company’s second biggest film ever in Russia behind Frozen.
It opened in Thailand on $1.3m on a record for a Disney or Pixar release that has already amassed more than the lifetime totals of Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph
Big Hero 6 opens this week in Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Iceland and Hong Kong.
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Fury grossed $3.7m for $97.5m, of which $1.4m came from Sony markets for $59.4m. The $38.1m balance comes from QED International licensees.
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UPDATED: The Theory Of Everything kicked off internationally in Hong Kong and Taiwan this weekend on $312,273. Hong Kong produced $195,000 and Taiwan $118,000.
The film rolls out over the next few months, opening this week in South Korea followed by Austria, Germany, Israel and German-speaking Switzerland on December 25.
Ouija brought in $1.5m for $21.6m led by a $1.4m number three debut in Spain heading into Monday’s national holiday for the biggest horror launch of the year-to-date. It opens in Brazil this week.
German rom-com Alles Ist Liebe opened in Germany in fifth place on $1.2m and took $1.3m overall from Germany-speaking Europe.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 generated $901,000 in Italy through Universal for $1.30m.
Black Sea opened in the UK on $383,774. Trash has reached $4.7m, Dracula Untold $159.1m and Boyhood $19.9m.
Dumb And Dumber To, which Universal is distributing in seven territories, grossed $574,000 in four (Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland and Spain) for a total of $8.3m. The comedy arrives in the UK on December 19.
Billy Elliott The Musical Live, Universal’s alternative content title, opened in Japan on $47,000 from two sites. The international running total stands at $4.2m.
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Jason Reitman’s Toronto world premiere Men, Women & Children debuted in three markets to boost the running total by $323,000 to $408,000. Brazil delivered $178,000. The drama opens in France, Germany and Spain this week.