Intl Box Office Final: ‘Turtles’ Kicks In $29M Opening; ‘Guardians’ At $313M WW; ‘Maleficent’ Tops $500M; ‘InBetweeners 2’ Smashes UK Records

By Anita Busch, Nancy Tartaglione

3rd UPDATE, Monday, 1.45 PM and 3:15 PM: All major titles are updated, including opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which has tallied $94.5M worldwide, Guardians of the Galaxy (now at $313M ww), openers Into the Storm, Step Up All In, and holdovers Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Lucy, Boyhood, Neighbors, The Purge: Anarchy, The Fault in Our Stars, How Train Your Dragon 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Blended, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Just received Sony’s final numbers on Sex Tape and 22 Jump Street a little after 3 p.m.

2nd UPDATE, Sunday 2:00 PM: We’ve added openers Into the Storm and about 15 more titles from Universal, Fox, Warner Bros. and others, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opened in Germany as No. 1 in the marketplace. It has yet to bow in China and has already passed the lifetime gross of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Disney, which crossed the $2B international box office mark, also has another $500M+ international player on their hands in Maleficent (see below).

Also, the comedy sequel Inbetweeners 2 has become the biggest opener of the year in the UK with a $4.5M Wednesday and a total cume of $20.9M in five days, besting Transformers 4 but just a hair behind the original’s $22M opening in 2011 (see below for more details).

There will be no territory-by-territory breakouts, but we did put in highlights from China, Korea and Japan as local titles are very strong in those territories this weekend.


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