Magazine article Screen International

'Suicide Squad' Nears $250M Overseas (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'Suicide Squad' Nears $250M Overseas (Update)

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WARNER BROS PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Suicide Squad retained its lead at the overseas box office with a $59m second weekend from its 62 territories for $243.4m to date.

The DC Entertainment adaptation opened in Argentina and Italy with chart-topping bows of $2.4m and $2.2m, respectively, while Brazil led the holdovers with $6.2m for $22.9m to date, already the second biggest Warner Bros title of all time.

Other second weekend highlights included a $5.5m haul in the UK for $29.2m after ten days in play, $4.5m in Australia for a local tally of $17.6m and a $4.3m weekend in Mexico for $19.5m.

Suicide Squad opens in Germany next weekend and Japan on Sept 10.

The Legend Of Tarzan grossed $4.1m from its 55 markets for $222.4m to date overseas, with China its leading market on $45.5m.

With a $437k debut in Sweden, Lights Out scared up $3.3m from its 44 markets for an early $37.1m, with releases in Brazil, Spain and the UK to come next weekend.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: Aided by the success of titles such as The Secret Life Of Pets, Universal Pictures International crossed the $1bn mark this weekend for the tenth consecutive year.

Opening in six new markets, The Secret Life Of Pets hopped to a further $40.3m from its 45 territories for $257.1m to date and $593.3m worldwide.

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' animation enjoyed a terrific chart-topping $9.6m debut in Japan from four days, and posted a $6.7m second weekend in China for a 13-day tally of $49.1m.

In South Korea, it added $3.2m for a local tally of $11.9m, while it retained the top spot for the third straight week in Germany with $3.5m for an 18-day total of $21.2m.

The Secret Life Of Pets opens in Russia, Portugal and the UAE, among others, next weekend.

Jason Bourne shot to an extra $18.4m from its 59 territories for $119.2m to date after opening in nine more markets.

France and Germany led the new openers with debuts of $3.3m and $2.8m, respectively, and holdover-wise, the UK remains the top market with a $1.9m third weekend for $22.9m so far.

Its next major release comes in China on Aug 23, followed by Mexico on Aug 26 and Russia and Italy on Sept 1.

Central Intelligence and The Purge: Election Year have now amassed $81.8m and $21.4m to date, respectively.

CHINESE TITLES

Released in five territories, Media Asia's police thriller Line Walker posted an estimated international debut of $35m, according to ComScore.

Zhao Tianyu's fantasy romance Love O2O enjoyed an estimated $17.5m opening in China, while Universe Films Distribution's period action film Call Of Heroes recorded a $12.9m bow.

Holdover-wise, Le Vision Pictures' Time Raiders added an estimated $12.3m for $121m from its one territory to date.

SOUTH KOREA

Another week, another big South Korean hit as Showbox's The Tunnel opened with a chart-topping estimated $15.2m, according to ComScore.

Lotte Entertainment's historical melodrama The Last Princess added an estimated $7.8m for $25m after two weeks.

Finecut's Operation Chromite and Train To Busan, sold internationally by Contents Panda (NEW), stand at $42m and $75.5m, respectively. Train To Busan is currently playing in four overseas markets.

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

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