Universal’s Sing crosses $100m mark at the international box office.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ensured Disney finished 2016 on a high as it neared the $800m mark at the global box office.
The Star Wars spin-off took $45.8m from its 55 territories for $350m to date overseas and $774.9m worldwide, already making it the eighth biggest 2016 release.
It opened in South Korea on December 28 for a promising $5.6m to date and has continued to be strong across Europe where it has amassed more than $200m, remaining the number one film in the likes of the UK, Denmark, Germany and Poland.
Rogue One is now the biggest release of 2016 in the UK ($64.3m), Germany ($34.4m) and Sweden ($7.8m), as well as being the biggest non-local film of the year in Denmark ($5.4m) and Poland ($6.5m).
At 720 IMAX screens worldwide, the film added $12m (through Monday) as it approached $80m worldwide. From its 319 international IMAX screens, it took $5.5m over the four-day weekend for $30m.
Rogue One blasts off in its final international market of China next weekend.
Setting sail in Australia ($6.3m) and New Zealand ($2m), Moana earned $21.3m from its 28 territories for $189.1m overseas and $399.2m worldwide.
The animation boosted 41% in Europe and will soon cross $100m in the region, where it retained the top spot in Italy and should become the second highest-grossing film of 2016 in France with $29.7m. It opens in Brazil, Chile and Panama next weekend.
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Sing will cross the $100m mark at the international box office today (January 3) following an estimated $24.3m weekend from its 56 territories for $97.8m to date.
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ latest animation grossed $3.2m in Australia for $7.8m so far, while it held at number one in the likes of Mexico ($1.8m for $8.2m) and Spain ($1.6m for $8.2m).
Sing makes it bow in Italy, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Poland and the Philippines next weekend.
Landing in Brazil with $104k from 63 sites, Nocturnal Animals earned $800k from its 36 territories for $13.3m to date, ahead of its release in France, French-Switzerland, Trinidad, Denmark and Greece next weekend.
Russian threequel Snow Queen 3 posted a $700k debut from its 1,178 sites.
Assassin’s Creed hunted down an estimated $22m from its 49 markets for an early $44.1m.
The video game adaptation landed top in the UAE and India with debuts of $1.4m and $1m, respectively, and charted second in Germany with a preview-boosted $5.3m. It fell only 21% in France with a $3.5m second weekend for $10.6m to date.
Opening in the UK ($2.7m) and Australia ($3.5m), Why Him? chalked up $10.1m from its 41 markets for $14.3m so far. The comedy fell 31% in Mexico on its way to a $334k second weekend for $1.8m.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Trolls stand at $197.9m and $182.1m, respectively.
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Passengers travelled to an additional $21.7m from its 52 markets for $60m as of Monday (January 2).
The sci-fi romance landed in Spain where it is neck-and-neck with Assassin’s Creed and Rogue One with a $1.55m debut, and also made its bow in France ($3.7m) and Italy ($1.6m).
In the UK, it added $2.4m for $9.2m after two weeks in play and in Russia, it enjoyed a $2m second weekend for $8.2m to date. Passengers arrives next weekend in South Korea, Germany and Brazil.
Following its chart-topping debut, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter sliced to an extra $2.6m in Japan for $19m as of Monday. It expands overseas from the end of this month.
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Universal and Legendary’s The Great Wall took a further estimated $21.6m from its eight territories for $151.6m to date.
Zhang Yimou’s epic action-fantasy added $15.4m in China where it is being distributed by Legendary East, and opened top in the likes of Malaysia ($1.3m), Singapore ($1.2m) and Taiwan ($1.4m).
It opens in 12 new territories next weekend.
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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them conjured up $8.8m from its 59 territories for $551.4m to date. Its leading overseas territories are China ($85.7m), the UK ($63.8m) and Japan ($54.1m).
Opening in the UK with $1.5m from its 414 sites, Collateral Beauty grossed $4.7m from its 39 territories for an early $20m.
The Will Smith drama also landed in Hong Kong with a preview-boosted $404k from its 36 sites and has releases to come in Italy next weekend, followed by Australia (January 12), Germany (January 19) and Brazil (January 26).
Dancing into Australia with a seven-day $3.3m debut, La La Land added $6m from its 31 markets for $27.8m so far.
The awards contender has amassed $17.7m in South Korea after four weeks of release and has openings to come in Germany (January 12), the UK (January 13) and Brazil (January 19), among others, still to come.
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Charting fourth in Australia with $3.8m, Allied uncovered an extra estimated $5m from its 34 markets for $47.1m. Germany boosted 49% with a $522k second weekend for a local tally of $1.4m.
Monster Trucks sped to $2.8m on its international bow in two markets, with the majority coming from a preview-boosted $2.2m debut in the UK. It opens in Russia, Mexico and Spain next weekend.