UPDATE: Universal Pictures is expected to confirm this week its biggest year at the box office, with international set to finish on $2.58bn, worldwide on $4.01bn and North America on $1.43bn.
Despicable Me 2 on and Fast & Furious 6 were the studio’s two top performers on $553m and $550m, respectively. Despicable Me 2 is posed to become Universal’s biggest release in history and stands at $920.7m worldwide. Fast 6’s global tally reached $788.7m.
Universal’s local-language business experienced a 22% year-on-year box office climb in 2013. The top five local-language films generated $62.7m compared to $51.5m in 2012.
Argentinian smash Foosball from Oscar-winning director Juan Jose Campanella produced $20.1m, while Germany’s The Physician (Der Medicus) has climbed to $14m and Italy’s Colpi Di Fortuna $12m.
Chinese Zodiac generated $8.4m and Hanni & Nanni 3 $8.2m.