US films get only scattered new openings in the international marketplace this weekend, as local blockbuster The Wandering Earth continues to dominate in China and audiences in many regions focus their attention on coverage of Hollywood’s Oscar celebrations.
Alita: Battle Angel, last weekend’s leading US film domestically and internationally, will test its muscle against The Wandering Angel when it opens in China and Japan on Friday (February 22). As of Tuesday (19), the sci-fi action adventure had amassed $104.7m internationally through Fox International.
Fox also launches Can You Ever Forgive Me? in Germany and Italy on Thursday and in Mexico and Spain on Friday; Dragon Ball Super: Broly, with $73.2m from international so far, in South Korea on Thursday; and Total Dhamaal in India and the UK on Friday.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the international market’s US leader before Alita, opened in Russia on Thursday (21) and arrives in Spain on Friday. As of Thursday, the DreamWorks Animation sequel had tallied $181.4m outside North America through Universal Pictures International.
Universal also opened Happy Death Day 2U, with $14.7m banked from international so far, in Brazil on Thursday, and Boy Erased in Germany on the same day.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, currently at $34.6m internationally, arrived in France on Wednesday (20) and Italy on Thursday through Warner Bros Pictures International. Warner also launched Creed II, with $95.5m from international so far, in Korea on Thursday.
Fox International reported latest international box office tallies of $46.5m for The Favourite, $7.8m for The Kid Who Would Be King, $643m for Bohemian Rhapsody, $462.6m for Deadpool 2 and $33.9m for Widows.
Universal’s Mary Queen Of Scots has now reached $23.9m outside North America.
Warner’s The Mule stands at $40.2m and Aquaman at $800.7m.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International reported current international totals on three releases that have now opened in all international markets: Ralph Breaks The Internet is at $310.0m, Mary Poppins Returns at $172.5m and Glass at $131.2m.
From Paramount Pictures International, Bumblebee has reached $332.4m internationally, Instant Family $39.8m and What Men Want $3m.
Escape Room, from Sony Pictures Releasing International, had reached $60.9m internationally as of Wednesday and A Dog’s Way Home $25.6m ($20.3m from Sony markets and $5.3m from China).
Green Book, from Lionsgate and Amblin Partners, has amassed $61.5m internationally to date.