Magazine article Screen International

'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' Nears $500M Overseas

Magazine article Screen International

'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' Nears $500M Overseas

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WARNER BROS PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is nearing $500m at the international box office after three weeks in play.

The superhero battle fought to a confirmed $34.4m from its 67 markets to bring its overseas tally to $487.7m as it reigned overseas for the third straight weekend.

Brazil led the way with $4.2m for a local tally of $28.3m, making it the third biggest superhero film of all time. Meanwhile, the UK added an extra $3.3m for $47.6m and China pulled in a further $2.8m for $93.5m to date.

Batman v Superman stands at $33.6m in Mexico, $17.1m in France and $20m in Australia.

Globally, the film has amassed $784.3m to date, pushing it into the top ten superhero films of all time ahead of the likes of Guardians Of The Galaxy ($773m) and The Amazing Spider-Man ($758m).

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

The Jungle Book swung into action with an excellent estimated $28.9m international debut from a handful of markets, double the opening of Cinderella in the same markets.

Highlights included the second highest ever industry opening for a Western release in India with $7.6m, Russia with a strong $6.2m and a chart-topping $2.6m debut in Australia despite only previewing in around 50% of the country.

The Jungle Book opened at number one in all of its Asian starts and grossed $6.6m across its eight Latin American territories.

It opens in the likes of France, Germany, Italy, the UK, China, Brazil and Mexico next weekend alongside its domestic debut. Korea opens on June 2 and Japan on Aug 11.

Zootopia hopped to a further $22.7m from its 53 territories for a terrific $556.5m overseas to date, and $852.5m globally.

In the UK, the animation dropped just 12% and could top the Fri-Sun weekend, while it boosted 28% in France and 21% in Switzerland. Zootopia has now surpassed Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Disney's biggest-ever release in China with $232.2m.

It opens in Japan on April 23.

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Thanks mainly to a chart-topping $24m bow in China, action sequel London Has Fallen shot to an estimated $26m from its 42 markets for over $90m to date.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Landing in 18 international territories ahead of its domestic bow, The Huntsman: Winter's War posted a $19.1m debut.

The fantasy prequel/sequel opened top in nine of its markets, led by a preview-boosted $4.2m bow in the UK. Mexico charted at number one with $2. …

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