Warner Bros which hasn’t had the best of years still managed to bring in $2.11 billion dollars from the international market, about $520 million more than from its domestic operations.
The studio pointed out that it was the eighth time Warner Bros Pictures International has grossed more than $2 billion in a year and the 18th time it has taken in more than $1 billion offshore. Additionally, seven pictures crossed the century mark overseas.
Warner Bros’ No. 1 picture overseas was San Andreas, the earthquake thriller starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Brad Peyton, which grossed $310 million. The 2nd slot in the studio’s international Top 10 went to The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies with $257 million (this year’s total from the movie’s overall $701 million).
Mad Max: Fury Road, which critics groups and the Golden Globes liked better than the general public at least in the U.S., came in at third place with $223M, and American Sniper grossed $197 million to come in at No. 4 among WB offshore releases. The Wachowski siblings’ Jupiter Ascending bombed in the U.S. but managed $137 million to come in at No. 5 among Warners’ international releases.
Writer-director Nancy Meyers’ The Intern, with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, landed in 6th place with $118 million, and Focus with Will Smith took 7th with $105.2 million.
The rest of Warner Bros’ international top 10 were Pan which grossed $92 million; the German local language picture Honig Im Kopf, directed by Til Schweiger and Lars Gmehling, which took in $68 million in 2015 out of $80 million overall; and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. with $64 million.