DECEMBER 1 UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has raced to $480.3m worldwide after 10 days, according to Lionsgate executives.


UPDATED: The YA adaptation brought in a confirmed $66.9m from 87 international markets over the weekend as that tally climbed to $254.6m. North America has generated $225.7m.

Mockingjay – Part 1 stayed top in the UK as $7.7m secured second place behind StudioCanal’s Paddington and boosted the running total to $33.3m and continued to dominate Germany and Australia on $7.2m for $23.6m and $5.1m for $18.2m, respectively.

Scandinavia produced $3.4m for $14.4m and Italy added $2.2m for $8.9m through Universal.

Mexico and Brazil have both amassed more than 65% of Catching Fire’s final gross after two weekends.

The third entry in the Hunger Games series delivered $4.3m for $18.4m in Mexico and surged in Brazil by $3.8m to $14.5m.

Elsewhere Mockingjay – Part 1 added $5.5m for $17.8m in France, $2.7m for $14.8m in Russia, $3.3m for $10.2m in Spain and $1.1m for $5.3m in South Korea.


UPDATED: Interstellar has become the biggest 2D Hollywood release in China on $105.6m following an $17.7m session there that kept it at number one for the third consecutive weekend, studio executives have said.

The sci-fi grossed $44.4m from all its international markets to reach $395.2m of which $49m comes from Imax.

Interstellar added $7.5m for an extraordinary $61.1m in South Korea where it stayed top for the fourth session in a row.

The film added $1.8m for $28.6m in the UK, $1.8m for $19.3m in France, $1.4m for $15.4m in Germany and $1.4m for $13.5m in Australia.

A further $1.3m in Russia boosted the tally there to $23.9m. Japanese crowds paid $1.1m to elevate the running total to $4.7m and in Italy the film added $1m for $11.9m.

Horrible Bosses 2 began its international roll-out with an $11.3m haul from 42 markets led by Russia on $1.8m, the UK on $2m, Germany on $1.1m and Mexico on $1.1m.

The comedy sequel arrives in Brazil this week, followed by Australia on December 11, France on December 24, Spain on January 1 and Italy on January 8.


UPDATED: Dreamworks Animation’s Penguins Of Madagascar flew into 47 international markets and took $36.5m from 7,930 screens. The international running total including $30.5m from China, where Oriental Dreamworks releases the film, stands at $67m.

The film opened top in Italy on $4.6m, trumping Lionsgate International’s very different species of winged creature. A $3.7m debut in Germany was sufficient for number two and the second biggest opening weekend so far this year for an animation behind Dreamworks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2.  

Penguins Of Madagascar arrives in the UK and seven other markets this week.

The Book Of Life added $1.2m from 18 markets to reach $40.7m and scored a $701,000 number two debut in Venezuela.

Gone Girl stands at $174.6m, The Maze Runner $236.3m and Let’s Be Cops $44.8m.


The Huayi Brothers rom-com Women Who Flirt from Pang Ho Cheung grossed $11.5m.


In an extraordinary result, Paddington opened top the UK on a company record $7.9m for the weekend.

The Imitation Game continued its powerhouse run, adding $2.3m to reach $14.9m.


Fury grossed $7.9m from 48 markets to stand at $89.8m, of which Sony markets have contributed $56.9m and the $32.9m balance from QED International licensees.


Big Hero 6 added $4.8m from 25 territories for an early $56.9m and stands at $20.2m in Russia, $12.5m in Mexico, $4.4m in Malaysia, $4.2m in the Philippines and $3m in Singapore.

The film ranks as the biggest Disney or Pixar animation of all time in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. It ranks as the second biggest Disney or Pixar film ever in Russia behind Frozen.


UPDATED: As mentioned above, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 grossed $2.3m in Italy for $8.9m after the second weekend and was locked in battle for top spot with Penguins Of Madagascar.

Trash grossed $1.2m from seven territories to boost the running total to an early $3.8m. The film opened in Italy, Netherlands and Spain, where it ranks fifth on $611,000 from 245 venues.

Dumb And Dumber To, which Universal is distributing in seven territories, brought in $1.1m from 832 sites in Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland and Spain for a total of $7.5m.

Germany is the top holdover and stands at $3.4m after three weekends. Universal opens the comedy sequel in the UK on December 19 followed by Australia and New Zealand on January 8.

Dracula Untold has reached $157.8m, The Boxtrolls $56.7m, Ouija $19.9m and Boyhood $19.7m.