UPDATE, writethru: Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant ventured into another 52 offshore markets this frame. In 76 total, it bit off $30.3M and saw No. 1s in 30 new hubs while maintaining the top spot in six holdover plays. The international box office cume is now $81.9M. This is lower than hoped, but hope springs with China and Japan still to come and make up some ground. Korea (without 3D) is outpacing Prometheus. The worldwide total on the Fox release is $117M.Although we are working with unofficial estimates out of China, it looks as though the weekend’s No. 1 international title is Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal, which crossed $100M there. With a $33.3M session in the Middle Kingdom, it has now cumed about $112M locally after three frames. The remarkable feat for the film, which was already the all-time No. 1 Indian release in the PROC, is seeing it push 1500 crore ($226M) worldwide. That sets it up to potentially overtake recent smash Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which is estimated to be at 1,538 crore — that film has some markets still to release, however. Khan told the IANS news service, “It is truly moving to see such a strong emotional bond that the Chinese have with our film.”
Disney/Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, meanwhile, has shot past $700M global, reaching $732.6M to become the 6th highest-grossing MCU release of all time. At the international box office, it recorded another $28M this weekend to take the total to $430.8M. It is now 19% ahead of the entire previous offshore run of GOTG at today’s FX rates.
There were some other very notable performances this session including Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out which had a get-outta-town good opening in Korea with $7.3M to mark the biggest launch ever for a foreign horror/thriller title, overtaking Uni/Blumhouse’s own Split. And, Beauty And The Beast now has a worldwide cume of $1.222B, making it the No. 10 movie ever at the global box office. And, Fox’s release of DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby has crossed the $300M mark internationally.
Breakdowns on those and other films have been updated below. International box office will be abridged today owing to the Cannes Film Festival.
The film saw No. 1s in 30 new hubs this frame while maintaining the top spot in six holdover plays. The biggest bow was in Russia at $4.4M with the UK leading all markets after its sophomore session at $12.4M to date.
In IMAX, Ridley Scott’s 2D pic gnashed its teeth on $4M global (325 screens) for a $6.3M cume to date.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
In its 4th frame, the James Gunn-helmed sequel had good holds in many markets including Chile (-19%), France (-22%), Norway (-25%), Belgium (-25%), Australia (-28%), Netherlands (-32%), Switzerland (-33%), Malaysia (-33%), Mexico (-38%), Argentina (-39%), Germany (-39%), the UK (-39%), Japan (-39%), Brazil (-41%) and Spain (-41%).
When looking at like-for-like markets, the drop-off was 46% from last frame. IMAX play was good for $5M on 883 screens worldwide. That lifts the total in the format to $55M to make it the 2nd movie to cross $50M for IMAX this year.
China is still the top hub overall with $94.2M (650M RMB), passing the entire run of GOTG1 in local currency. The UK ($47M), Russia ($26M), Germany ($25.5M) and Australia ($22.2M) round out the Top 5.
Adding to titles GOTG2 has surpassed internationally, it’s now topped Logan ($381M), Deadpool ($420M) and Suicide Squad ($421M). Globally, it’s beaten Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714M), Doctor Strange ($678M) and Thor: The Dark World ($645M).
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
Brazil was a further No. 1 with $2.3M on 870 screens, surpassing both of Ritchie’s Sherlock movies by 70% and 18%, respectively. And Australia brought in an estimated $1.8M on 404 screens, also ranking No. 1.
Overall, regional drops were 36% in Western Europe, 48% in Eastern Europe and 36% in Latin America.
The Top 5 plays are Russia ($9.4M), China ($7.8M), Mexico ($4.5M), Germany ($3.7M) and the UK ($3.3M).
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
THE BOSS BABY
DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby has crossed $300M at the international box office with a total $301.8M — and that’s withough China and Japan in the mix. The weekend was worth $5.1M from 4,671 screens in 45 markets.
MISC UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
Snatched (FOX): $3.3M intl weekend (14 markets); $7.2M intl cume
Split (UNI): $400K intl weekend (5 markets); $138.7M intl cume