GLOBAL: 'Maleficent' Edges Out X-Men for Box Office Crown with $100.6M Day-and-Date Debut Overseas

on June 01, 2014

image.jpgMaleficent bewitched audiences around the world with a $170.6 million global day-and-date opening -edging out X-Men for the weekend's overseas box office crown. It's Angelina Jolie's biggest live-action debut, scoring Disney's biggest live-action bow of all time in Latin America (excluding Marvel). Maleficent recorded the third best opening weekend of the year in Europe. IMAX functions contributed $9 million globally.

Maleficent collected $100.6 million from 47 overseas territories. Mexico led the charge with a $13.4 million bow. Russia impressed with an $11.5 million debut and the United Kingdom scored an $11 million opening. Several markets are still left on the schedule, including China (June 20) and Japan (July 4).

X-Men: Days of Future Past crossed the $500 million mark worldwide this weekend, making it the highest grossing entry of the franchise after only 12 days in release. The superhero film took $95.6 million in its second weekend of release overseas from 21,643 screens in 74 markets. The film's overseas total is now up to $338.1 million, launching it to a global gross of $500.1 million.

Top performers this weekend included strong holds in China ($21.8M Weekend / $79.1M Cume), France ($8.4M Weekend / $20.5M Cume), South Korea ($7.5M Weekend / $24.1M Cume), UK ($5.8M Weekend / $32.8M Cume), and Brazil ($5M Weekend / $16.3M Cume). The film expands to its final market, Spain, next weekend.

Edge of Tomorrow opened in 28 overseas markets ahead of its North American debut, taking a $20 million head start with over 2.5 million admissions from 4,940 screens. The film is expected to finish the weekend in the UK with a $3.1 million haul from 787 screens. Germany contributed $2.1 million and Spain and Italy both added $1.5 million respectively. The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi adventures expands to 36 more overseas markets next weekend.

Godzilla claimed another $15 million from 64 markets, finishing its latest frame overseas just shy of the $200 million mark.

A Million Ways to Die in the West scored a $10.3 million haul from 21 overseas markets, leading to a $27.4 million global day-and-date opening weekend. The Seth MacFarlane western-comedy expands to territories next weekend.

Neighbors crossed the $200 million mark worldwide after earning $7.6 million from 39 overseas territories. The film has grossed a total of $79.3 million overseas and a global cume of $207.9 million. The comedy expands to 20 more territories in the coming months.

Frozen is the #1 film in Japan for the 12th consecutive weekend. The Disney film only experienced a 15% drop compared to its previous frame in the market, going to gross $5.8 million in its latest outing. Frozen has earned a total of $205.9 million in Japan, where it is the #3 film of all time, and $1.232 billion worldwide. The animated film's overseas total stands at $832 million.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 added $4.1 million from 81 territories this weekend, bringing its cume outside of North America up to $497.3 million. The previous instalment scored a lifetime overseas haul of $495.9 million. The superhero sequel has grossed a total of $690 million worldwide.

Rio 2 added $3 million from 2,163 screens in 32 markets. The animated sequel has grossed $335.7 million overseas and $459.9 million worldwide.

The Other Woman is still in the picture, grossing $2 million from 1,192 screens in 33 markets. That brings the comedy up to a $92 million overseas cume and a $173 global haul.

Tags: Edge of Tomorrow, A MIllion Ways to Die in the West, The Other Woman, Rio 2, godzilla, the amazing spider-man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, maleficent, overseas

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