Magazine article Screen International

'Minions' Takes $288M at International Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Minions' Takes $288M at International Box Office

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Minions has scored the biggest animated opening of all time in 25 territories, among them France, Mexico and Russia this weekend.

In a string of number one debuts the film opened in Mexico on $19.5m from 692 for the second biggest animation debut ever; Russia on $15.3m from 1,210 for the same accolade; France on $12m from 868; and Venezuela on an estimated $5.6m.

There are 11 territories to go over the next two months. The global running total factoring in the $115.2m North American launch stands at $403.5m.

Jurassic World added $23.1m from 65 for $877.2m and has overtaken Frozen to rank as the seventh biggest international release ever. It is the fifth biggest global release.

Ted 2 grossed $12.5m from 35 for $53.3m and arrived in second place in the UK behind Minions on $3.8m. Pitch Perfect has reached $96.8m.

PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Terminator Genisys ventured into 14 markets including Japan, Germany, Spain Italy and Argentina for a confirmed $46.5m session from 60 territories that pushed the tally to $155.5m.

The sci-fireboot opened in Japan on $5.5m from 339 sites, Germany in second place on $3.1m from 554 and Spain on $1.5m from 373 for an Arnold Schwarzenegger record.

Genisys took $2.3m from 157 in Argentina for the biggest Paramount opening weekend and set new marks for star and franchise. It opened in Italy on $1.2m from 530 and the Netherlands on $605,000 from 90.

In a string of solid second weekends, the film added $5.4m from 775 in South Korea for $19.3m, $3.5m from 1,121 in Russia for $18.8m and $2.6m from 541 in the UK for $11.4m.

Brazil generated $2.5m for $8m, Australia $2.1m for $7.9m. France added an estimated $1.9m for $6.9m and Mexico an estimated $1.6m for $9.7m.

ASIA UPDATE

Forever Young took $38m while Tiny Times grossed $36m and climbed to $54m. Monk added $6m for $58m. South Korea's NLL - Battle Of Yeongpeong from Next Entertainment World used a $6. …

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