Godzilla stomped through China in its opening weekend. The monster movie claimed a $36 million debut in the market en route to a $38 million weekend overeseas. IMAX screenings in China alone brought in over $4.5 million, too close to call to see if Godzilla broke the record for the biggest opening weekend on IMAX -a title currently held by the previous Hobbit film. The giant lizard has now grossed $248.3 million overseas and $440 million worldwide in his (her?) latest film.
Edge of Tomorrow continues to battle through the overseas markets, adding $37.4 million in its latest frame to reach a $181 million cume outside of North America. IMAX screenings contributed $3.4 million this weekend, bringing the film's global IMAX haul up to $22 million. Edge of Tomorrow has grossed $237.6 million worldwide.
Maleficent conjured up another $37.2 million from 53 territories during its third weekend overseas. The Angelina Jolie film is now up to $272.9 million outside of North America and has grossed a strong $436.4 million globally. Top markets for the Disney film include a surprisingly robust $36 million from Mexico, $32.2 million from Russia, $22.7 million from the UK, and $18.6 million from Brazil. Maleficent expands to China next weekend.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 took on a big expansion and played on 4,428 screens across 25 markets overseas. The film collected $24.8 million outside of North America to post a $26.5 million overseas cume and $76.5 million global haul on the weekend of its North American release. IMAX screenings worldwide contributed $2.1 million to that tally. The animated film expands to 28 markets next weekend.
22 Jump Street jumped to an $80.6 million global haul after the film's North American debut this weekend. The buddy comedy grossed an additional $6.9 million in its latest frame overseas to take its cume outside of North America to $20.6 million.
X-Men: Days of Future Past added $18.2 million to its overseas tally, taking its total outside of North America to $457.6 million. The film has grossed $663.5 million worldwide. China continues to lead all the overseas markets with a $111.8 million haul.
The Fault in our Stars added $16.4 million in its latest weekend overseas after expanding to 21 new markets. The drama is curerntly in release in a total of 37 markets outside of North America, where it is currently reporting a $39.3 million cume. The film has grossed $121.6 million worldwide, including a commanding performance in Brazil where it has occupied the #1 spot for two consecutive weeks.
Noah was just shy of cooling Frozen's hot streak in Japan, finishing in second place in its debut in the market with a $3.5 million bow from 338 locations. The Japanese premiere lifts Noah to a $251 million overseas total and $352.1 million worldwide cume.
Frozen held on to maintain the #1 spot in Japan for the 14th consecutive weekend, however, fighting off the Biblical epic by topping the box office yet again, this time with a $3.8 million haul. The animated hit is now up to $852 million overseas and $1.252 billion worldwide.