Warner Bros Pictures International reported on Monday [8] that the fantasy behemoth opened in China on a record $26.5m and drew more than 4.5m admissions as the overall running total outside North America climbed to $792.4m. Meanwhile the film has crossed $100m in the UK.

The China result was not only Warner Bros’ biggest debut in the territory but means Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has already grossed 80% of the lifetime gross of Part 1.

China drove a $63.1m international weekend from 15,000 screens in 61 territories with more than 8m admissions. The worldwide tally of $1.13bn means Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the biggest worldwide release of the year-to-date.

The top five markets and ranks for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 are as follows: number one in the UK on more than $4.5m (more than £2.6m) for more than $100m (more than £62.2m); number one in Japan on $4.8m (¥367m) for $80.4m (¥6.4bn); second place in Germany on $4.5m (€3m) for $68.8m (€48.5m); fourth in France on $4m (€2.8m) for $55.4m (€39.3m); and second in Australia on $50.9m (A$47.5m).

Horrible Bosses generated $7.9m from more than 2,255 screens in 32 markets for $25.1m and opened in second place in Russia on $1.7m from 533 screens. In the second weekend the comedy added $1.8m in the UK from 401 for $12.5m. Green Lantern stands at $45.7m.

  • The world is awash with blue as Sony Pictures Releasing International’s (SPRI) The Smurfs grossed a confirmed $47.9m from 5,960 screens in 42 markets and boosted the early running total to a very promising $55.5m.

The family feature arrived in 35 new markets and ranked number one in virtually every one tracked by the distributor. Among the highlights were Brazil on $6.6m from 539, France on $6.5m from 714, Mexico on $5.8m from 1,238, Germany on $6.3m from 755 and Belgium on $2.2m from 117 and Argentina on $1.8m from 178.

Spain generated $2m from 570 for $8.8m after two weekends, Holland $1.3m from 165 and Peru delivered $1.5m from 133 on a par with the recent launch of Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for the biggest debut of the year-to-date.

SPRI’s Bad Teacher added $4.7m from 1,728 in 31 markets for $89.2m and stands at $17.9m in Germany after seven weekends. The comedy added $2.1m in France from 310 for $5.9m after three. Zookeeper stands at $50.1m and has grossed $15m in Germany after five and $4.2m in the UK after two.

  • Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger squeezed past $100m through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) as a confirmed $24.3m from 5,530 venues in 34 reporting countries brought the tally outside North America to $100.1m.

The superhero adaptation opened in Spain on $2.5m from 381 and pulled off a number one Hong Kong debut on $1.2mn from 41 positions.  It also opened top in Israel on $289,000 from 25 sites.

Brazil generated the biggest holdover of $4.2m from 344 for  $14.5m. Mexico produced $3.2m from 532 sites for $15.7mn, the UK $2.3m from 480 for $11.1m and Australia $2.1m from 230 for $8.5m. Captain America added $1.9m from 818 Russian locales for $7.7m after two weekends.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is PPI’s biggest release of all time and is closing in on $700m after the action sci-fi added $21.2m from 8,184 sites in 52 reporting countries for $697.6m. It opened top in Indonesia on an excellent $1.8m from 98 and Friday’s [5] opening day was the third highest opening day in the market.

The biggest holdovers came from China and Japan as Transformers plundered a further $6.9m from 6,571 for $137m and $4.4m from 322 for $22.8m, respectively. The Japanese Obon holiday starts this week.

Super 8 took $15.9m from 2,864 sites in 27 reporting countries and stands at $76.8m. It opened in 10 markets led by a $5m debut in France from 517, $3.3m in the UK from 498, $2.2m in Mexico from $508 and $2m in Germany from 467. Brazil is among the new arrivals next weekend.

Kung Fu Panda 2 crossed $450m after brining in an estimated $1.8m from 1,779 locales in 34 reporting countries to reach $450.9m. It opens in Japan on Aug 16 followed by Italy on Aug 24.

  • Fox International’s Description: ew windowRise Of The Planet Of The Apes touched down in 25 markets day-and-date with the number one North American launch and grossed a confirmed $23.8m from 3,454 screens.

In notable number one debuts, the film grossed $5.1m in Spain from 517, $5.1m in Australia from 359, $5.2m in Russia from 1,012 and $1.3m in Taiwan from 110. It opened in second place in India on $093m from 374.

Mr Popper’s Penguins added $5.9m from 3,093 screens in 33 markets for $80.9m and opened in the UK on $2.5m from 452. Monte Carlo stands at $5.9m, X-Men: First Class $206m, Rio $341.7m and Fox International Productions’ Assalto Ao Banco Central $8.6m from Brazil after three weekends.

  • Universal’s smash comedy Bridesmaids brought in a confirmed $4.5m through UIP from 1,614 venues in 34 territories for more than $90m. Belgium generated $367,000 from 43 in the first weekend and Germany is the top holdover in its third weekend on $1.1m from 415 for $6.3m. The UK stands at $34.6m after seven. 

Honey 2 stands at $7.5m, Hannah has grossed $7.6m through Universal from the UK and Australia, Paul has taken $59.2m and stands at $96.6m worldwide, while Beginners is on $2.8m from three Universal markets and Fast And Furious Five stands at $394.7m internationally and $604.5m worldwide. It opens in Japan on Oct 11.