Magazine article Screen International

'Dangal' Dominates International Session on $32.7M

Magazine article Screen International

'Dangal' Dominates International Session on $32.7M

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'Alien: Covenant' beats 'Guardians 2'; The Boss Baby crosses $300m international mark.

ASIA UPDATE

Indian hit sports drama Dangal grossed $32.7m over the weekend as the running total reached $116.5m and beat off the Hollywood competition.

Dangal is based on a true story about a father who trains his daughters to become world-class wrestlers.

FOX INTERNATIONAL

Alien: Covenant earned $30.3m from 52 international markets to reach an early $81.8m. The film secured the top position in 30 newly released markets, including Russia on $4.4m, Germany on $2.3m, and Sweden on $822,000.

Ridley Scott's latest instalment in the Alien franchise retained number one position for the second consecutive weekend in six markets, including the UK on $2.9m for $12.4m, Hong Kong $722,000 for $2.9m, Italy $643,000 for $2.3m, and Taiwan $537,000 for $2.3m.

The top markets are the UK on $12.4m, France on $6.7m, Australia on $5.4m, and Germany on $2.3m.

Mexico has reached $4.7m, South Korea stands at $9.1m, Sweden $822,000, Hong Kong $2.9m and Spain $3.1m. China and Japan are yet to open.

Action-comedy Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, added $3.3m in 14 markets for $7.2m. The UK generated $1.3m in its opening weekend for fourth place, while Australia added $1.3m for $4.5m, down only 39%.

Holland added $152,000 for $472,000, down only 11%, and Israel generated $124,000 for $344,000, down 20%.

The Boss Baby earned $5.1m in 45 markets, lifting the international total to $301.8m. Argentina added $509,000 for $6.6m, while Spain generated $390,000 for $12.6m. The UK brought in $373,000 for $33.3m, Germany added $313,000 for $14.1m, while France brought in $270,000 for $23.5m.

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 added $28m for $430.8m internationally, 19% ahead of the total run of Guardians Of The Galaxy at current exchange rates.

James Gunn's sequel generated a further $63m globally, bringing the film to $732.6m, making it now the sixth highest grossing MCU release of all-time.

At $430.8m internationally, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has surpassed lifetime totals of Ant-Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Incredible Hulk, as well as Logan, Deadpool and Suicide Squad.

China, the number one market, has generated $94m (650m RmB), passing the entire run of Guardians Of The Galaxy (589m RmB). In the UK, the next top market on $47m, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was number one on Saturday in its fourth weekend, ahead of new opener King Arthur and Alien: Covenant in its second weekend.

Russia was the next top market on $26m, followed by Germany on $25.5m, Australia $22.2m, France $22.1m and South Korea $20.2m.

Brazil has reached $19.7m, Mexico $18.3m, Spain $9.2m, Italy $7.7m, and Indonesia $7.5m.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 added a further $5m from 883 IMAX screens globally, lifting its IMAX total to $55m and becoming the second film this year to surpass $50m IMAX box office, alongside The Fate Of The Furious on $62m.

Beauty And The Beast now stands at $1.222bn, making it the 10th highest grossing movie of all-time. The live-action tentpole added $7.6m in its 10th week for $724m internationally.

In Japan, Beauty And The Beast decreased by just 22% in its fifth weekend for $79.9m. The UK is the top grossing market on $89.8m, followed by China on $85.8m, Japan $79.9m, Brazil $41.5m, and South Korea $37.5m.

Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens next weekend on 1,033 IMAX screens in 62 markets, including North America and China. …

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