UPDATED APRIL 28: In its second international weekend The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swept past Rio 2 as a confirmed $67.1m elevated the early tally to $131.9m.
The superhero saga opened top in South Korea on $13.8m through Sony Pictures Releasing International to track roughly on a par with its 2012 predecessor.
Spidey delivered number one results in Russia on $9.3m and Italy on $6.6m, finishing around 3% and 20% ahead of the first film, respectively.
There was a number three $5.1m debut in Japan in the run-up to Golden Week and a number one $4m result in Taiwan that was 45% ahead of the first film. Venezuela produced a 45% gain on The Amazing Spider-Man on a number one $1.4m launch and Argentina placed 5% head on $1.3m for number one.
The film also scored number one debuts in Turkey on $1.1m and 67% ahead of the first film, the Netherlands on $959,682, New Zealand on $860,615, Norway on $674,971, Ecuador on $650,342, Ukraine on $527,117, South Africa on $519,924 and Poland on $512,422.
In two number one holds, the UK generated $5.7m number one result for $27.8m and Mexico $4.2 for $19.4m. Australia added $3m for $10.7m and Germany $2.6m for $10.6m.
This week The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in the final 30-odd markets, a potentially huge bucket that includes China, Brazil, France, and India.
Imax screens contributed roughly $4m to the weekend haul from 146 screens for a $7m running total.
- UPDATED: Rio 2 brought in a confirmed $28.9m through Fox International from 70 markets as the running total climbed to $251.4m.
France produced $4.2m from 1,630 screens for $15.5m after three, China $4.6m from 2,000 for $30m and Mexico $2.5m from 1,681 for $24.4m after the same period. Italy stands at $6.4m after two sessions.
The number one North American release, The Other Woman, added $13.1m from 32 markets for an early $21.2m. The comedy arrived in the UK at number two on $4.4m from 500 and added $4m in Australia from 243 for $10.4m after two sessions.
The Grand Budapest Hotel added $5.5m from 41 for $83.2m and Mr. Peabody And Sherman stands at $157.5m. The Monuments Men has amassed $77.1m, The Book Thief $55.3m and Devils’ Due $18.2m.
- Paramount Pictures International executives reported that Noah added $11.1m from 56 territories to elevate the tally to $222.7m.
Brazil led the way on $1.8m from 481 locations for $27.2 after four weekends, while France added $1.5m from 443 for $9.8m after three.
Italy added $1.2m from 342 for $9.7m after three, the UK $963,000 from 412 for $15.2m and Germany $891,000 from 463 for $10.7m after four. Spain stands at $8.7m after four and Turkey $5.3m, where Noah ranks as the second biggest foreign release of 2014 behind Frozen.
- Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier added $16m from 55 territories through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International to boost the tally to $420.3m after five weeks.
China is the lead market by some margin on $106.7m, followed by the UK on $30.2m and South Korea on $29.3m.
Frozen continues to produce results and added $7.2m for $743.6m. The global tally of $1.144bn makes Frozen the sixth biggest release in history. It is the biggest animation of all time internationally.
- Chinese drama The Classmate earned $16m.Hong Kong-based One Dollar Distributon’s time-travelling adventure Iceman 3D added $11m for an early $13m running total. UGC’s French comedy Qu’est Ce Qu’On A Fait Au Bon Dieu? earned $8.5m for $23.5m.
- Trascendence earned $10.8m from 37 markets through Lionsgate International licensees in its second weekend of release to reach $33.1m.
Divergent brought in a further $9.7m from 74 for a $93.2m running total.
- The Lego Movie brought in $5.4m from 25 markets through Warner Bros Pictures International to reach an even $200m.
The family hit produced $2.5m in Australia for $25.1m after four sessions and stands at $9.4m in Germany after three. New Zealand has amassed $2m after two. The UK remains the top market on $54.7m.
- UPDATED: Ocho Apellidos Vascos (Spanish Affairs) held on to pole position in Spain through Universal Pictures International for the seventh weekend in a row. The rom-com brought in a further $4.6m (€3.4m) from 351 venues for $61.4m (€44.5m).
On April 26 the film overtook The Impossible’s €42.4m to become the biggest Spanish release of all time in Spain and chalked off another milestone on April 27 when it overtook Titanic’s €43.7m lifetime gross to become the second biggest release of all time in Spain behind only Avatar on €77m.
French comedy Babysitting, which Universal distributes in France and Latin America, held strong in its second weekend in France to rank third on $2.9m from 363 for $7.6m.
Ride Along stands at $17.2m and opened in Germany in fifth place on $1m from 311.
La Vida Inesperada (Life Unexpected), a Spanish comedy that takes place in New York, opened at number five on $543,521 from 197 venues.
UPDATED: The Lego Movie brought in a further $5.5m through 29 Warner Bros Pictures International markets and has reached $200m. Top markets are the UK on $54.7m, Australia on $25.1m, France on $12.3m, Mexico on $9.9m and Germany on $9.6m. 300: Rise Of An Empire stands at $224.2m.