Despite a clash with the scheduled quarter-finals of the World Cup, Transformers: Age Of Extinction will remain the dominant force in the international market where it is expected to soar past $350m.
The sci-fi brought in $23.2m on Wednesday (July 2) to reach $284m. That combined with the $128.7m North American tally for a $412.7m worldwide box office.
Given that the US heads into July Fourth holiday weekend mode on Thursday afternoon, the film could well reach $600m worldwide by the close of Sunday.
According to China Movie Media Group, around $135m of the international figure comes from the first five days in China.
T4 will open across Latin America and Europe later this summer after the World Cup is over.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 has amassed $129.5m through Fox International. The DreamWorks Animation release opens in 15 territories this weekend including France, Belgium and Holland, all three of whom are in World Cup quarter-final action on Saturday.
Rio 2 on $349.4m opens in Australia, while Fox launches Begin Again in Russia. X-Men: Days Of Future Past has amassed $495.5m.
This will be the weekend when The Fault In Our Stars crosses $100m. The YA adaptation starring Shailene Woodley stands at $95.7m and debuts in Spain and India. The Grand Budapest Hotel on $107.5m opens in Brazil, who are also in World Cup action on Friday.
Edge Of Tomorrow stands at $240m through Warner Bros Pictures International and arrives in Japan on July 4. Godzilla has reached $291m. Toho will release the film in Japan on July 25.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s 22 Jump Street has reached $59m and arrives this weekend in Russia and Ukraine.
The distributor releases the recent US smash Heaven Is For Real in Brazil in a move that will test the faith of local audiences in more ways than one, given that the national team contests a World Cup quarter-final against Colombia on Friday.
Horror film Deliver Us From Evil arrives day-and-date with North America in around 15 territories, among them Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Norway and Sweden.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International executives report that Maleficent stands at $397.2m and should benefit from the Japanese debut to cross $400m.
Frozen has reached $864.7m, Muppets Most Wanted $28.7m and Tinkerbell And The Pirate Fairy $51.5m with debuts in Australia and New Zealand.