UPDATED JUNE 30: Paramount’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction delivered an estimated $201.3m from 10,152 international screens, $100m in North America and $301.3m worldwide in the biggest opening salvo of 2014 so far.
Opening top in its 37 territories, the sci-fi romp film led the way in China on a mighty $90m that was roughly 90% of the day-and-date North America debut and more than double the Chinese launch of 2011’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
The fourth entry arrived with $30m on Friday to score the biggest opening day for a foreign film in China.
Approximately $10m on the overall China weekend came from 150 Imax screens, doubling the Dark Of The Moon haul three years ago. Overall, Imax accounted for a company record $16.6m internationally from 266 screens and $27.3m worldwide from 619.
Elsewhere, Age Of Extinction scored the second biggest launch ever in Russia through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) on $21.7m from 1,100 sites as 3D accounted for roughly 80% of the gross. There was a 50% climb over Dark Of The Moon and a record Imax haul of $2.6m from 34.
In South Korea the new arrival delivered the biggest weekend of the year-to-date on $21.5m from 1,533 and 80% market share.
Australia generated $10m from 261 and Taiwan produced the second biggest weekend in history on $8.3m.
There were all-time industry launches in Malaysia on $6.4m from 119, Indonesia on $5.7m and Hong Kong on $4.8m. Singapore scored the biggest four-day debut in history on $4.1m from 28.
The Philippines delivered $5.8m from 135, a huge result that smothered the market to claim virtually 100% market share according to PPI executives and set the third biggest debut ever and Paramount’s biggest release.
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China continued to stamp its authority over the international marketplace as Beijing Enlight Pictures’ local comedy The Breakup Guru stormed to $20m in China.
UPDATE: DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 crossed $100m through Fox International as a further $19.2m through from 54 markets inflated the running total $108.7m.
The family release held firm at the top in its second weekend in Mexico despite the team’s second round game against the Netherlands, grossing $3.9m from 2,011 screens boosted the tally to $12.3m. It also stayed top in its second session in Brazil on 894 screens, adding $2.8m for $11.5m.
The Fault In Our Stars used a $13.8m result from 54 to jump to $86.7m. There were strong debuts across Latin America led by Argentina on $922,661 from 133 for number one. The UK grossed $2.9m to stand at $11.3m in third place after two.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past has taken the worldwide box office for X-Men franchise past $3bn as $6.4 from 39 62 the tally to $491.7m. It opened top in Venezuela on $1.2m from 123. The Other Woman has grossed $106.1m.
Maleficent brought in afurther $16m from 55 territories through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International to reach $383.7m.
UPDATE: 22 Jump Street brought in a further $9.7m through Sony Pictures Releasing International as the tally climbed to $54.4m.
The comedy opened at number one in Belgium on $541,915 from 40 screens and arrived in Norway on a table-topping $606,928 from 155.
Australia added $3.4m for $11.9m in the second weekend and the UK $2m for $25.5m after four.
UPDATE: Universal Pictures International delivered a momentous number one UK debut as Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’ Movie based on the Irish TV show arrived on a confirmed $7.2m from 517 sites.
This was the biggest UK launch of the year-to-date, the biggest opening day of all time in Ireland the biggest ever launch in Ireland of a local film.
Neighbors stands at $95.5m, A Million Ways To Die In The West $32.9m and Boyhood $1.9m after four weekends in Germany.
UPDATE: Edge Of Tomorrow added $7.5m from 63 Warner Bros Pictures International markets to rise to $235.1m.
Leading the way for the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt sci-fi is China of course on $63.4m, followed by South Korea on $35.3m, Russia on $20.5m and the UK on $12.2m. Japan opens next weekend on July 4.
Blended has reached $32m and the rom-com arrived in Mexico on $2.9m from 1,115 screens in second place. The film opens in Italy this week.
Jersey Boys added $1.1m from 11 markets to stand at an early $3.7m and arrives in Australia this week.
Godzilla has amassed $291m and China is the top market on $75.1m, followed by the UK on $28.8m and Mexico on $16.4m. Toho will release the film in Japan on July 25.
Transcendence added $5.9m through Lionsgate International licensees to reach $67m. The Johnny Depp sci-fi opened top in France on $2.1m from 520 screens.
Pompeii has crossed $100m worldwide and has reached $78.6m from 74 international markets.