China helped The Smurfs 2 soar past $200m over a lukewarm session, driving the overall weekend take to $17.6m from 13,000 screens in 70 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International.
The family sequel has reached $220m internationally and arrived top of the table in China on $10.2m from 8,053. The Smurfs 2 also opened at number one in Australia heading into school holidays on $2.1m from 464.
After seven weekends Germany has generated $20.6m, the UK $17.7m and France $17.6m. Brazil has produced $14.3m and Spain $12.7m.
White House Down stands at the cusp of $100m after $13m from 4,740 in 13 boosted the score to $98m. The thriller opened at number one in Spain on $1.3m from 397 and arrived in third place in the UK on $1.8m from 472. It stayed top in its second weekend in Germany on $2.7m from 625 for $6.7m.
MRC’s sci-fi action epic Elysium added $8.5m from 7,685 from 52 for $144m. The UK leads the way on $12.9m after four, followed by France on $12.6m after five, Australia on $11.5m after five and Spain on $10.3m after five. Germany has delivered $9.6m after five.
- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Planes brought in $10.7m from 40 territories to elevate the early running total to $55.8m.
Latin America dominated the weekend as the family animation arrived at number one in Mexico on $2.6m heading into a holiday Monday and debuted at number two in Brazil on $1.9m.
Planes touches down in Australia this week and stands at $11.6m in the UK, $7.1m in Spain, $5m in both Germany and Russia, $2.9m in Poland and $2.6m in Mexico.
Monsters University added $3.1m from 55 territories for $465.4m and has amassed $89.6m in Japan, $44.8m in the UK, $38.2m in Mexico and $32.4m in China.
- Riddick brought in a further $9.6m from 39 markets through Lionsgate International licensees as the early running total climbed to $22m. It opened at number one in Russia on $4.3m from 926 and arrived at number two in Australia on $1.1m from 984. It arrives in France and Germany this week.
- We’re The Millers grossed $9m through Warner Bros Pictures International from more than 3,600 screens in 47 markets to stand at a promising $69.7m.
The comedy opened at number two in Italy on $1.5m from 303 and held at number one in Belgium for a terrific $1.2m after two weekends. It added $1.7m in Germany from 536 for $7.2m after three and opens in France this week. Latest tallies put Russia on $16.5m after five, the UK on $11m after four, Australia on $7.m after five and Mexico on $1.8m after two.
The Conjuring grossed $7m from 3,440 screens in 52 markets for an excellent $135.2m. The global horror smash arrived in Brazil at number one on $1.8m from 381 for a new record for director James Wan and added $1m from 860 in its fourth weekend in Mexico for $16.7m. The film had held on to top spot for three weeks and now ranks number two.
France has generated $8.1m after four. The UK stands at $16m, followed by Russia on $10m, Australia on $8.1m, Spain on $7.8m and Argentina on $6.2m. South Korea is the next release on Wednesday.
- Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (pictured) crossed $100m through Fox International thanks to a $7.8m weekend haul from 4,608 screens in 47 markets. There were 13 debuts led by Italy at number one on $1.9m from 614, South Korea on $1.2m from 409 for number four and Spain on $991,539 from 508 for number three.
Argentina delivered a number three debut on $538,922 from 127. France has generated $12.6m after five weekends and Brazil $10.8m after the same period.
The Wolverine debuted at number three in Japan on $2.4m from 655 and drew $3m overall to boost the running total to $238m.
DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo opened at number one in Turkey on $367,990 from 188 and stands at $79.7m overall. Epic stands at $153.1m, The Heat $62.6m and The Internship $40.8m.
- Despicable Me 2 reached $481.2m through Universal Pictures International following a $4.4m haul from 3,000 venues in 46 territories. The worldwide tally stands at $840.2m.
The animation opened in South Korea on Thursday for the Chuseok holidays that start on Wednesday and drew $2m from 274. Iceland produced a record number one launch on $86,000 from 10 for the biggest Saturday from an animation and the biggest Saturday for the year-to-date.
Despicable Me 2 has become Universal’s biggest film in Russia as $1m from 449 propelled the running total to $33m after 32 days.
Fast & Furious 6 has almost finished its international run and stands at $550m internationally and $788.7m worldwide.
About Time stands at $6.1m, Kick-Ass 2 $29.6m and R.I.P.D. $34.6m featuring a $466,000 Australian launch from 150. The World’s End opened in Germany on $622,000 from 240 and has grossed $17.8m internationally.
Jurassic Park 3D has reached $71.1m internationally, $116.5m worldwide and $53.8m in China, where it ranks as Steven Spielberg’s biggest release and Universal’s second biggest behind Fast 6.
- Pain And Gain opened in four markets through Paramount Pictures International, taking $2.7m from 1,559 cinemas in 24 countries for $29.1m.
The action film debuted in France on $1.4m from 254 sites and added $310,000 in its fourth weekend in Germany from 292 for $6m. The UK has generated $3.6m and Spain $2m, both after three.
World War Z stands at $336.4 and Star Trek Into Darkness $237.6m.
- Fresh off its triumphant North American premiere in Toronto, Rush debuted in the UK on $3.2m through StudioCanal. Exclusive Media handles international sales. Universal opens the F1 drama starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl in the US on Sept 20.