Warner Bros Pictures International had a record year in 2014, grossing $3.17 billion. The studio said today that it beat its previous best of $3.14B in 2013 by 1%. The haul was led by Interstellar with $472M, which became Christopher Nolan’s biggest film ever in more than 1o territories including an eye-popping $74M in South Korea. The studio’s No. 2 pic was The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, which has made $446M thus far and hits China on January 23. Godzilla ranked third with $328M, followed by Edge Of Tomorrow ($269M, much better than its $100.2M domestic haul) and The Lego Movie ($211M), which was the No. 1 film of 2014 in the UK. A pair of 2013 holdovers — The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug ($269M) and 300: Rise Of An Empire ($231M) — topped Lego’s 2014 tally.
Among non-U.S. fare, Japan’s Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the two-part sequels to 2012’s Rurouni Kenshin, drew $53M and $42M in their respective back-to-back releases. And Argentina’s Wild Tales, which is shortlisted for a Foriegn Language Film Oscar nomination, picked up $28M for WBPI.