Universal Pictures International has enjoyed a record-breaking 2013, notching $1.8 billion internationally, which breaks the studio’s previous record of $1.794 billion from 2012. That makes this the biggest year in UPI’s history with 14 scheduled releases to go including three wide releases. The banner year was built on global hits Les Miserables ($293M), Fast & Furious 6 ($544.4M), and Despicable Me 2 ($410M) while smaller openers like Latin hit Mama ($75.9M) and the Tom Cruise-fronted Oblivion ($197.1M) added to the bounty. Franchise sequels Fast & Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2 are currently the second and third highest grossing films internationally and worldwide. The latter is the highest-grossing animated pic of 2013 and opened at #1 in 41 territories, notching the highest grosses of all time in 15 of those territories. Uni’s supercharged Fast & Furious sequel meanwhile opened at #1 in 65 territories and earned the studio’s biggest openings of all time in 41 of them; it’s also their second highest-grossing pic in studio history behind only Jurassic Park.
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