UPDATED JULY 7: Transformers: Age Of Extinction summoned a confirmed $96.6m in a dominant second session through Paramount Pictures International to propel the running total to $400.9m and $575.6m worldwide.
The sci-fi behemoth stayed top in all 37 territories and is yet to open in most of the majors, a fact that is easily overlooked given the powerhouse display in a number of territories.
Age Of Extinction ran riot in China for a second weekend, generating $52m following a 45% drop to reach $212.8m. Within a day the film will smash the existing $217.7m mark for an international release set by Avatar.
In a string of mighty second sessions it added $8.3m in South Korea for $33.6m; $7m in Russia for $35.3m; $4.5m in Australia for $17.4m; $3.2m in Taiwan for $14.8m; and $3m in Indonesia for $9.1m to rank as the fourth biggest release of all time.
T4 grossed $2.5m in Hong Kong for $10.3m to match the final gross of predecessor Dark Of The Moon; $2.7m in Malaysia for $11m to stand as the second biggest release in history; $2.1m for $8.6m in the Philippines, where it will overtake Dark Of The Moon this week to become the fifth biggest Hollywood release; $1.9m in Thailand for $7.9m; and $1.9m in Singapore for $6.9m.
Imax played a key role as it continues to do with the tentpoles. A $13.1m global take from 668 screens elevated the tally to $53m, making this the fastest release to cross $50m.
In China alone, T4 brought in $5.7m for $22.7m after 10 days to become the second biggest earner on Imax after Avatar’s $24M, which it is expected to overtake early this week.
This week Age Of Extinction arrives in the UK, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Sweden and Norway. It also debuts in Holland and Argentina and will be in a fight for eyeballs: the national teams of both countries will be in World Cup action next weekend in either the final or the third-fourth play-off.
UPDATE: DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 gathered a further $30m from 9,821 screens in 68 markets through Fox International to reach $149.7m.
The family sequel opened top in France on $7.6m from 768 for the second biggest Hollywood debut of 2014 and added $2.7m from 525 in Australia for $16.3m, $2.4m from 1,543 in Mexico for $15.8m and $2.3m from 851 in Brazil for $16.1m, all in the third weekend.
China, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea and yet to open.
The Fault In Our Stars soared past $100m as $10.3m from 4,006 screens in 55 markets raised the tally to $104.4m. A further $1.8m in Brazil and $1.6m in the UK boosted the score to $24.8m after five and $14.5m after fthree, respectively.
The YA drama debuted at number one in Spain on $909,459 from 324 and opened in India on $350,175.
Rio 2 grossed $4.7m from 1,300 screens in 31 markets for $354.3m, powered by a $4.2m number three opening in Australia on 468.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past crossed $500m on Monday as $4.6m from 2,6769 screens in 52 markets boosted the running total to $500m. Venezuela was the driver on a $1.1m number one hold for the third weekend that resulted in $6.6m after three sessions.
The Grand Budapest Hotel opened in Brazil on $382,460 from 54 and stands at $108.1m overall. The Other Woman stands at $108.6m.
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The local Chinese comedy The Breakup Guru added $17.5m in China for $16.5m.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International executives reported that Maleficent added $17.3m for $416.3m, while the global tally has reached $630.2m.
The fantasy ranks as the fourth highest global release of 2014 and opened top in Japan on $7.1m for the biggest Angelina Jolie launch and the biggest live-action debut of the year so far.
The opening meant that Frozen has finally been toppled in Japan after a sensational 16 weekends at the top.
Frozen has grossed $240.8m in Japan, where it is comfortably the biggest Disney release of all time, as well as being the third biggest film and the second biggest Western release behind Titanic.
The animation smash has reached $867.1m internationally and $1.2678bn worldwide.
UPDATE: 22 Jump Street added $10.3m through Sony Pictures Releasing International for $69.9m, overtaking the original’s $63.5m final gross.
The comedy arrived in second place in Russia on $4.1m and added $2.5m in its third session in Australia for $16m. The UK has generated $28m after five.
Deliver Us From Evil ventured into 16 markets day-and-date with North America, generating $2.3m including $552,639 in the Philippines.
South Korean action noir The Divine Move directed by Jo Bum-gu opened locally on $8.8m.
UPDATE: Edge Of Tomorrow surged towards the $250m mark through Warner Bros Pictures International as a confirmed $8.8m from roughly 3,600 screens in 61 markets elevated the score to $248m.
The Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt sci-fi arrived in Japan in second place behind Maleficent on $4.5m from 331 venues.
Latest figures put China on $63.6m, South Korea $37.3m, Russia $20.9m, the UK $12.8m, France $9.6m, Australia $8.4m, Mexico $7.9m, Taiwan $7.6m, Germany $5.8m and Brazil an estimated $4.4m.
Blended added $6.1m from around 3,385 screens in 47 markets to stand at $42m, while Jersey Boys produced $2.7m from 17 markets for an early $7m.
Clint Eastwood’s Four Seasons biopic opened in Australia on $2.6m from 350 screens including previews and has grossed $2.2m in the UK and $1.3m in France.
The Melissa McCarthy comedy Tammy opened day-and-date with North American in five markets for $2.6m from 783 screens. It opened top in Germany on $1.4m and arrived in sixth place in the UK on $806,500.
UPDATE: Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’ Movie grossed $3.7m in its second weekend in the UK for $15.7m through Universal Pictures International (UPI).
Neighbors is on course to cross $100m on Monday after $3.6m from 1,601 sites in 35 territories resulted in $99.7m. The comedy arrived in third place in Mexico on $2.3m from 518 and sixth place in South Korea on $220,000 from 108.
A Million Ways To Die In The West grossed $2.2m from 1,477 in 39 for $35.8m and opened in second place in Spain on $648,000 from 297 and fifth in France on $833,000 from 250.
UPI distributes Boyhood in all international territories except France, Belgium and Netherlands and so far German-speaking Europe has produced $2.3m.