Star Wars: The Force Awakens clocked another $20M in overseas markets on Thursday to lift the international cume to $422.4M. With Christmas Eve a typically slower movie date, this is a 48% drop from the Wednesday performance, but was to be expected as many of the key offshore territories found folks focused on the holiday. The worldwide cume is now $813.5M through Thursday. Christmas Day can be a mixed bag, but weekend business will pick right up again and very likely propel the Resistance to $1B by the time Sunday estimates are in.
To recap with updated figures, the Top 10 plays for SWTFA through Thursday are the UK ($82.9M), Germany ($41.3M), France ($36.5M), Australia ($29.2M), Japan ($23.8M), Mexico ($15.1M), Russia ($14.9M), Spain ($13.9M), Italy ($12.9M) and Brazil ($12M).
Major markets outside the U.S. on the previous films have rather consistently been Japan, the UK, Germany, Australia, France and Italy — with Spain squeaking in once in a while to the Top 5. Brazil is pulling its weight here, too.