UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, September 18, 2013—Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that with yesterday’s box office grosses, the studio has passed $2 billion at the international box office for the first time in its 101-year history. Earlier this year, UPI broke its record for the fastest climb to $1 billion at the box office and shattered its 2012 record for the highest box office ever, which was $1.794 billion. The success overseas has been fueled by a string of box office hits across multiple genres including Les Misérables ($293 million), Mama ($76.1 million), Oblivion ($197.2 million), Fast & Furious 6 ($549.3 million), and Despicable Me 2 ($485.4 million). Fast & Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2 are the second and third highest grossing films at the international box office this year, respectively. Despicable Me 2 is the highest grossing animated film of 2013.d starring Leonardo DiCaprio, in nine markets.
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