'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Rides Chinese Debut to Cross $500M Mark; 'Guardians' Passes $400M; 'Turtles' Continues to Impress
on August 17, 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 put up big numbers this weekend, taking advantage of a $25.9 million debut in China to complete a $37.7 million frame from 28 markets. This puts the Dragon sequel up to $366 million overseas and $537.2 million worldwide. The film is only days away from passing Rio 2 as the biggest animated release of 2014 overseas.
Guardians of the Galaxy grossed $33.1 million across 65 territories this weekend. The film has earned a total of $196.4 million overseas and $418.7 million worldwide, already surpassing the $371 million global cume of Captain America: The First Avenger. Two of the film's top overseas markets have already crossed the $30 million mark: the UK ($31.5m) and Russia ($30.4M). New openings this weekend included a $7.2 million bow from France and a $3 million premiere in Spain.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adds another $25.6 million from its overseas roll out, reaching a $67.5 million overseas cume. A $6 million opening in Brazil was the highlight of the weekend, along with a strong $5.1 million hold from Russia. The film has grossed a total of $185.1 million worldwide.
Lucy earned $22 million this weekend after taking #1 debuts in Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Lebanon, Poland and German-Switzerland. The film has now grossed $61 million overseas and a total of $168.5 million worldwide.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned $16.5 million from 51 markets this weekend. The reboot sequel has now grossed a total of $337 million overseas and $538.8 million globally.
Transformers: Age of Extinction keeps on delivering overseas. The film posted an $8.4 million frame from 52 territories, making it the sixth highest grossing film of all time outside of North America with a $811.1 million cume. The film has grossed $1.05 billion worldwide.
Into the Storm took in $6.7 million this weekend, taking its overseas total up to $18.5 million. The natural disaster flick has grossed a total of $49.8 million worldwide.
Hercules delivers a $4.7 million weekend from 43 markets to reach an $80.1 million cume outside of North America. The film has grossed $148.2 million worldwide.
Sex Tape added $4.0 million from 36 markets this weekend, bringing its overseas cume to $33.1 million. The comedy has grossed $70.8 million worldwide.
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