The Transformers won’t let up their command of the global box office. The fourth installment of the action franchise added $102 million overseas to surpass the half-billion mark outside of North America after just three weekends. The worldwide cume for Transformers: Age of Extinction is now $543.5 million. The film continues to thrive in IMAX, where it has grossed $68 million worldwide.
The new Transformers film posted the biggest opening weekend of 2014 while recording a franchise-record $20.4 million bow in the UK. China continues to lead the hold-overs with another $25 million frame. The latest Transformers film is the highest-grossing foreign film of all time in China with $262.2 million.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is flying just under the $200 million mark overseas. The animated sequel added $34.4 million to its coffers over the weekend, just a step shy of a major milestone with $199 million from 62 markets. The film has grossed $350.9 million worldwide.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was unleashed in 26 markets and grossed $31.1 million from 4,903 screens. The film took the #1 spot in 14 of those markets, including an $11.4 million debut from 910 screens in South Korea. Other tope performing bows include Australia ($6.6m), India, ($2M), and Malaysia ($1.9 M). The film expands to 29 more markets next weekend, including key openings in Russia and the UK. The latest Apes begins its global roll-out with an $104.1 million global cume.
Disney has retained the #1 spot in Japan for 18 consecutive weekends. The studio took the first 16 in the country through the miracle run of Frozen in the market, with the latest two frames being dominated by Maleficent. The live-action film added $13.4 million from 45 territories over the weekend, bringing its overseas cume up to $447 million. Maleficent has grossed $668.9 million worldwide. Top markets for the film include China ($46M), Mexico ($45.2M), Russia ($37.2M), Brazil ($31.1M), and the UK ($30.2M).
The Fault in our Stars earned $7.8 million from 44 markets to raise its overseas total to $118.4 million. The drama has grossed $237.9 million worldwide.
22 Jump Street jumped to an overseas cume of $81.7 million after adding $6.3 million from 37 territories this weekend. The comedy has grossed $253.6 million worldwide.
Edge of Tomorrow found another $3.9 million this weekend from 60 markets. The sci-fi flick starring Tom Cruise is now up to $256 outside of North America and $350.5 million worldwide. Top markets for the film include China ($63.6M), South Korea ($37.8M), and Russia ($21M).
Blended grossed $3.7 million from 53 markets to take its overseas cume up to $48.8 million. The comedy has grossed a total of $93.1 million worldwide.
X-Men: Days of Future Past crossed the $500 million mark overseas this weekend. The film earned $2.6 million from 26 markets in its latest frame and has now grossed $733.4 million worldwide.
Rio 2 added $2.6 million from 9 markets to its overseas haul. The film has now grossed $360 million outside of North America and $489.6 million worldwide.
A Million Ways to Die in the West collected another $2.5 million from 35 territories to reach an overseas cume of $39.5 million. The Western comedy has grossed $81.9 million worldwide.
Neighbors crossed the $250 million mark worldwide after adding $1.8 million from 31 overseas territories this weekend. The comedy has grossed a total of $103.2 million outside of North America with seven more territories scheduled to open over the next few months. Neighbors has grossed $251.8 million worldwide.
Jersey Boys continues to struggle at the box office. The musical directed by Clint Eastwood added $1.75 million from 15 territories to reach a $10 million cume overseas. The film has grossed $51.7 million worldwide.
Deliver Us from Evil earned $1.4 million from 22 territories, raising its overseas total to $4.7 million. The horror film has grossed $29.7 million worldwide.