Transformers: Age of Extinction hit the $400 million mark overseas after only 12 days in release. The film kept the top spot in all of its 37 territories this weekend, reaching a cume of $400.9 million outside of North America, a 21% improvement over the last entry in the franchise over the same span of time and territories. This brings the global total of the Transformers sequel up to $577.7 million worldwide.
The IMAX weekend total for the Michael Bay film is $13.3 million, which brings its IMAX cume up to $53 million worldwide. Age of Extinction is the fastest title to cross the $50 million mark in the IMAX format.
China continues to lead the way for the Transformers, as the market added another $50.9 million to its tally. Age of Extinction has already doubled the take of the previous installment in the franchise over the same span of time in the country. It will become the top earning IMAX film in the market in the coming days, as it prepares to dethrone the $24 million earned by Avatar in the IMAX format. The film is up to $212.8 million in China, over $35 million than what the film has grossed in North America.
Other top markets for the new Transformers film include South Korea ($8.9M Weekend / $34.2M Cume), Russia ($7.4M Weekend / $35.7M Cume), and Australia ($4.7M Weekend / $17.7M Cume). A new crop of markets await the Transformers next weekend, including Argentina, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 added another $33.5 million from 9,732 screens in 59 markets to bring its overseas haul up to $153.2 million. The film enjoyed a strong #1 debut in France, where it opened to $7.5 million –the second biggest MPA opening of the year. The film retained the top spot in Australia ($2.7M), Mexico ($2.6M), and Brazil ($2.2M) in its latest frame. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed a total of $294.4 million worldwide with top markets like the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea, and China scheduled for the coming weeks.
Maleficent put an end to Frozen’s miracle run in Japan by dethroning Ella for the #1 spot after the animated Disney film retained the top spot at the box office for 16 consecutive weekends. Maleficent took a $7.1 million #1 debut from Japan on its way to passing the $400 million mark overseas this weekend. The live-action Disney release starring Angelina Jolie took $17.3 million outside of North America over the weekend. It has grossed a total of $416.3 million overseas and $630.2 million worldwide. The top three markets for the film include Mexico ($44.4M), China ($42.8M), and Russia ($37M).
The Fault in our Stars earned $10.1 million from 50 markets, including another $1.8 million from Brazil –where the film has already taken a total of $24.8 million. The teen drama has grossed a total of $104.2 million overseas and $220 million worldwide. The film will expand to France, Italy, South Korea, and Russia throughout the summer season.
22 Jump Street overtook the total overseas haul of its predecessor, 21 Jump Street, after scoring a $10 million weekend outside of North America to reach a $69.7 million cume. The original film has only managed to gross $63.5 million in its entire overseas run. Russia impressed with a $4.1 million haul in a #2 debut that saw it fall behind the blockbuster bow of the latest Transformers film. The Russian premiere nearly doubled the $2.4 million opening weekend of the original in the same market and has already outgrossed the running tally of $3.5 million earned by rival comedy Neighbors
Edge of Tomorrow took an additional $8.4 million from 60 markets this weekend. The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi flick has grossed a total of $248.6 million overseas, including this weekend’s $4.5 million debut in Japan –its final overseas market to open. The film has grossed $339.4 million worldwide. Top markets include China ($63.4M), South Korea ($37.2M), and Russia ($20.8M).