Magazine article Screen International

Interstellar Rules World on $132M

Magazine article Screen International

Interstellar Rules World on $132M

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UPDATED NOVEMBER 10: Interstellar dominated the international box office with an $82.9m take from approximately 14,8n00 screens in 62 markets, rising to approxiamtely $135.1m worldwide including the number two North American debut.WARNER BROS PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Imax produced around $20.6m globally and $7.2m from 206 international screens for a record 2D debut.

With Christopher Nolan's film set to debut on Wednesday (November 12) in China - where audiences are often highly receptive to sci-fi - and Japan on November 22, the prospects for a mighty international run look promising.

South Korea led the way on a $14.4m number one debut from 1,312 screens, followed by the UK on $8.6m from 574 sites.

Interstellar took $8.9m in Russia from 1,800, $5.3m in France from 747, $4.6m from 718 in Germany, $3.7m from 580 in Italy and $3.7m from 548 in Australia.

In other highlights Mexico generated $3.1m from 1,746, Spain $2.7m from 555 and Brazil $1.9m from 421.

Annabelle added $6.5m from 55 for $160.3m.

Argentinian smash Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) added $839,000 from eight markets including Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia to reach $23.9m. Japan's Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends stands at $39.9m.PARAMOUNT PUICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took $17.7m for $273.6m led by a $14.1m second session in China that elevated the running total to $50.8m.

After four weekends the film has reached $20.7m in the UK, $14.1m in France and $9.9m in Germany.

Hercules stands at $169.6m including $11.3m from MGM licensees.FOX INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: The Maze Runner added $11.7m from 33 for $225.6m led by $6.4m from the second weekend in China for $22.9m.

Gone Girl surged past $300m worldwide as $8.7m from 43 markets boosted the tally to $158.4m and the global haul to $303.2m.

The Book Of Life grossed $3. …

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