UPDATED: Thor: The Dark World powered to an estimated $109.4m launch from 36 territories through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International to register the fourth biggest international launch of the year-to-date.
The superhero sequel starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston is believed to have opened number one in every market and let the way in the UK on $13.4m, followed by France on $9.4m, Mexico on $8.2m, Brazil on $8.1m, Germany on $7.9m and Russia on $7.8m.
South Korea led a string of mighty Asian debuts on $7.6m, while the Philippines generated $4.7m, Taiwan $4.1m, Malaysia $3.6m and Singapore $3m.
Elsewhere the warrior of Asgard plundered $6.9m in Australia and $4.1m in Spain. Thor: The Dark World arrives in China on November 8, Argentina on November 14, Italy on November 20 and Japan on February 1 2014.
Playing on 136 IMAX screens in 27 countries the film delivered $5.2m for an impressive $40,000 per-screen average. France and Hong Kong each generated $69,000 per screen while the Netherlands produced $65,000. This week’s release in China will add 127 IMAX screens to the mix.
Disney’s Planes grossed a further $2.5m from 51 territories as the running total climbed to $123.4m.
- UPDATED: Gravity crossed $200m through Warner Bros Pictures International after a weekend haul of nearly $27m from more than 5,400 screens in 55 markets elevated the tally to $208m and $429.2m worldwide.
Alfonso Cuaron’s hit added $10.6m in the second weekend in France from 491 screens for $26.5m and $3.6m in the third session in South Korea from 416 for $20.7m.
Gravity stands at $19.8m in Russia, $15.8m in Australia, $15.4m in Germany and $8.4m in Italy after five weekends, $9.8m in Spain and $7.2m in Brazil after four and $14.9m in Mexico after three. The astronaut survival thriller opens in the UK this week, with China set for November 20 and Japan December 13.
- Gennaro Nunziante’s comedy Sole A Catinelle grossed $18.5m through Medusa.
- UPDATED: DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo generated $12.2m through Fox International from 4,276 screens in 21 markets to reach $186.3m. In a string of solid third sessions the animation grossed $4.4m from 700 in France for $18.7m, $2.2m from 700 in the UK for $15.6m and $1.3m from 458 in Spain for $5.2m.
The Wolverine added $2.3m from 1,360 in the third weekend in China for $37.4m and $282.6m overall. Runner Runner stands at $43.3m, while The Counselor used a $2.1m number five debut on 960 Russian screens to propel the early running total to $3.5m from seven markets.
Pathé’s drama Philomena starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, who also co-wrote and produced the true-life story, arrived at number four in the UK on $2.4m from 531. Stephen Frears directed.
- UPDATED: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 reached $70.5m following an $11.5m haul through Sony Pictures Releasing International from 5,025 screens in 43 markets.
The animation added $3.3m in the UK from 857 for $14.4m and rank second after two weekends. In two other notable second-weekend holds the film grossed $2.6m in Germany from 986 for $6.8m and $2.6m in Russia from 1,185 for $7.5m. Brazil has generated $12.8m after five sessions.
Stalingrad became the biggest Russian release of all time in China where it debuted on $8.3m from 7,136. The international haul including a further $2.6m from Russia for $47.7m after three weekends generated $10.9m for $59.2m.
Captain Phillips added $9.8m from 3,080 in 49 for $43.4m and the thriller added $2.6m in the UK from 616 for $18.4m after three. It opened top in the UAE on $668,000 from 31.
Hotel Transylvania opened at number two in China on $5.6m from 5,139. The international running total has reached $205.6m. Insidious: Chapter 2 has generated $46.8m through Sony markets.
- Bad Grandpa took a further $6m through Paramount Pictures International from 1,160 venues in 19 markets to overtake the lifetime totals of both Jackass films and boost the comedy to $17.6m after two weekends. The scripted-reality hybrid added $3.1m from 374 in Germany for $7.2m and $1.6m from 380 in the UK for $6.6m. It opens in Australia on November 16.
- UPDATED: Despicable Me 2 grossed a confirmed $3.2m through Universal Pictures International from 1,574 sites in 30 territories to reach $547.3m. The family smash is on course to overtake the $549.3m posted by stablemate Fast 6 and become Universal’s second biggest international release behind Jurassic Park and the second biggest industry release of the year-to-date behind Iron Man 3.
Despicable Me 2 ranks as the sixth biggest animation behind Finding Nemo in fifth place on $555.9m and ranks as the fifth biggest animation worldwide on $912.1m. Italy added $2.2m from 457 for $20.2m after four weekends. The UK remains the top territory on $72.1m, following by Mexico on $47.7m and Germany on $38.1m. About Time grossed $2.4m from 1,462 dates in 38 territories to stand at an early $34.2m.
- Rush has amassed $67.1m through Exclusive Media’s international licensees including Canada and stands at $89.8m worldwide. The F1 drama stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl and has generated $15.9m in the UK through StudioCanal, $8.7m in Italy through Andrea Leone, $5.3m in Germany and $3.6m in Austria through Universum, $3.9m in Australia through Hopscotch/eOne, $3.7m in Canada through eOne, $3.4m in France through Pathe and the same amount in Russia through Surreal Films, $2.3m in Mexico through Gussi, $1.8m in Spain through eOne, $1.5m in Taiwan through Lots Home Entertainment, $1.3m in Brazil through California and $1.1m in Switzerland throught Elite Film AG. Gaga has still to release Rush in Japan. The US running total through Universal stands at $22.7m.
- Ender’s Game, which opened at number one in North America over the weekend through Lionsgate-Summit, generated a further $4.8m from 15 territories through Sierra/Affinity licensees as the early tally climbed to $9.1m.