Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.
X-Men: Apocalypse has raced past $130m internationally and should cross $200m by Monday, rising to more than $300m worldwide factoring in the North American launch.
The action thriller debuted in 77 markets last weekend, setting Fox opening weekend records in seven – India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Dominican Republic.
This weekend brings launches in the aforementioned South Korea as well as seven small Asian markets.
The South Korean debut on 1,216 screen ranks as Fox’s fourth biggest opening day behind local smash The Wailing, The Martian and Deadpool.
Legendary and Universal Pictures’ Warcraft has grossed approximately $9.3m through Universal Pictures International in 11 markets since Wednesday with nine more markets to come this weekend.
The fantasy video game adaptation opened top everywhere, scoring $2.8m in Russia, $2.2m in Germany and $1.5m from two days in France.
Captain America: Civil War stands at $716.3m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, while The Jungle Book has amassed $533.3m and Zootopia $650.5m.
Disney’s big new hope is Alice Through The Looking Glass arrives day-and-date with North America in the China, the UK, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and Taiwan, among others.
The Angry Birds Movie has grossed $123.7m through Sony Pictures Releasing International and Money Monster stands at $10.1m.