Magazine article Screen International

Mockingjay 2' Reclaims Int'l on $17.4M

Magazine article Screen International

Mockingjay 2' Reclaims Int'l on $17.4M

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LIONSGATE INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 stands at $570.9m worldwide after four weekends and added a confirmed $17.4m internationally from 92 markets to reach $326.4m.

The YA adaptation has climbed to $38.7m in the UK, $36.2m in Germany, $22.3m in China, $18.2m in Mexico, $18.5m in Mexico, $18.3m in Venezuela and $18.1m in Australia.

Mockingjay - Part 2 ranked number one for the fourth consecutive weekend in Australia, Brazil, Germany and the UK, where Lionsgate said it became the first film to achieve the feat since Les Miserables in 2012.

In Germany the film overtook its predecessor's lifetime total to become Studi°Canal's biggest release ever.

Lionsgate released details of the early performance of Point Break, which added $12.3m from eight Asian markets at the weekend and climbed to $34.5m.

The action thriller has amassed $30.3m in China after $10.2m in its second weekend - Lionsgate sources claim this is the lowest weekend-to-weekend drop of the year so far. The film ranks second.

ASIA UPDATE

Surprise - Journey To The West concluded the session with an estimated $17m haul that saw it finish just behind Lionsgate's YA adaptation.

Frankie Chen directed the adventure starring Vivian Sung, Darren Wang, Dino Lee and Dewi Chien.

Surprise could prosper for a while as China is one of the few places on earth to avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it arrives day-and-date with North America later this week in the most anticipated debut of the year. Star Wars opens in China on January 9.

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: The Good Dinosaur grossed a confirmed $15.3m from 47 territories representing approximately 61% of the international marketplace and stands at $79.2m.

The Pixar release was in the running for top spot in the UK and ranks number one for the third consecutive session in Argentina, Mexico and Chile. It is now the highest grossing Pixar release ever in Vietnam on $1.3m.

The film stands at an estimated $10.1m in the UK, $8.7m in Mexico, $8.1m in France, $6m in Spain, $5.4m in Italy and $5m in Argentina.

SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: Spectre brought in a further $11.8m including MGM markets from 94 markets as the international running total soared to $630.2m and $821m worldwide.

James Bond stayed top in Japan for the second weekend as $2.3m boosted the tally to $12.5m, while the superspy added $2.3m for $64m in Germany after six. …

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