Magazine article Screen International

Jupiter Ascending Hits $100M Int'l

Magazine article Screen International

Jupiter Ascending Hits $100M Int'l

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UPDATED MARCH 9: The Wachowskis' sci-fi surged past $100m thanks to a $23m China debut from 7,028 screens to deliver the studio's fifth biggest three-day debut.WARNER BROS PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

The sci-fi grossed $24.3m overall and climbed to $106.5m. Russia has produced $9m, the UK $6.6m, France $6.6m, Brazil $6.1m, Germany $5.1m, Mexico $3.9m and Australia $3.6m.

Focus brought in a further $18.1m from 49 for $37.3m and scored a quartet of key number one debuts.

The caper arrived in Mexico on $2.5m from 1,554, Italy on $2.1m from 407, Australia on $2.1m from 271 and Argentina on $640,500 for Will Smith's second biggest debut behind Men In Black III.

The German debut delivered $1.3m from 474 and Hong Kong $468,000 from 35 including previews.

The UK led the second sessions on $2m from 531 for $6.5m followed by Russia on $1.6m from 1,078 for $6.3m. Focus opens in Brazil this week.

American Sniper added $14m from 57 for $163m and debuted top in Holland on $616,000 from 76 and arrived in Russia on $338,000 from 525 in a pair of Clint Eastwood records.

The war film stayed top in France for the third consecutive weekend on $2.8m from 481 for $17.2m and added $2.3m from 375 in Germany for $6.9m.

After three sessions the film stands at $12.3m in Japan, $7.7m in Spain, $6.9m in Mexico and $4.8m in Brazil.WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

Big Hero 6 has crossed $600m worldwide and overtaken Tangled to become Disney's third biggest global animation behind Frozen and The Lion King.

The best animation Oscar winner grossed $19.6m in its 20th weekend of release from 25 territories to reach $383.5m. The global haul has reached $604.5m including North America's $221m.

The film added $15.9m in its second weekend in China where it has grossed $40.8m (RMB$255.8m) to become already the second biggest Disney or Pixar release in the territory behind Frozen's RMB$297m.

Big Hero 6 added $1.3m in its sixth weekend in Japan for $75.1m. The UK has produced $28.5m and Russia $20.3m.UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

A $16.5m haul from 59 territories pushed Fifty Shades Of Grey to $370.3m in its fourth weekend.

Universal's S&M smash has reached $526.7m worldwide factoring in the $156.45m from North America and stayed top in its fourth consecutive session in Germany where $2.8m from 618 sites boosted the tally to $37.6m. It also held firm in pole position in Brazil on $1.7m from 482 for $27m.

Latest running totals put the UK on top on the pile on $50.2m, France on $30m, Italy on $22m, Spain on $20.5m, Russia on $17.3m, Australia on $17.2m, Mexico on $15.2m, Venezuela on $12m, Poland on $9.2m, Argentina on $8.2m, Sweden on $6.7m and the Netherlands on $6.1m.

Russian comedy-drama Dukhless 2 opened at number one in its home country on Thursday and amassed $3.8m from 1,040 for the weekend to finish 41% ahead of the 2012 original.

The Theory Of Everything added $2m from 46 territories for $79.2m internationally and $114.7m worldwide. The UK has generated $31.8m (£21m) after 10 sessions.

Legendary's Seventh Son, which Universal Pictures is releasing everywhere except China, stands at $63.1m following a $1.9m weekend boost. Including China's $25.5m the tally is $88.6m.

The film opened in Germany on $447,000 from 271 sites and arrived in Australia at number five on $542,000 from 153. It opens in Brazil on March 12 and the UK on March 27.

Italian drama Nessuna Si Salva Da Solo opened in Italy on Thursday and ranked second for the weekend on $1.5m from 360 venues.FOX INTERNATIONAL

Kingsman: The Secret Service grossed $16. …

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