Magazine article Screen International

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Posts $101.6M Overseas Debut

Magazine article Screen International

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Posts $101.6M Overseas Debut

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FOX INTERNATIONAL

UPDATE: X-Men: Apocalypse launched overseas with $101.6m from 76 markets, recording number one bows in 71 markets.

It enjoyed the biggest Fox opening weekend ever in six markets: the Philippines ($4.9m), India ($3.4m), Indonesia ($3.1m), Singapore ($2.8m), Thailand ($2.7m) and Colombia ($1.9m).

Overall, the UK led the way with a $10.6m chart-topping bow, followed by Fox's second biggest ever opening in Mexico and Brazil with $8.8m and $6.3m, respectively.

Other highlights included the biggest X-Men opening in Russia with $6.3m and a $6.2m debut in France, despite transportation strikes this weekend. $5m of its overseas debut came from 246 IMAX screens in 57 markets.

The film took an estimated 41% of its overseas debut from 3D screens, withn the leading countries exhibiting in 3D including Brazil (79.4% in 3D), Germany (82%) and Hong Kong (60%). RealD equipped screens grossed $18.4m of the overall debut.

Based on current exchange rates, X-Men: Days Of Future Past delivered an opening weekend of $100m in the same markets. Two of the three biggest markets for DOFP have yet to open: China (June 3) and South Korea (May 25).

Following on from its record-breaking debut, The Wailing (Goksung) fell only 28% to retain the top spot in South Korea with $11.1m for a terrific $32.3m to date.

SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL

The Angry Birds Movie flew high at the global box office with $94m for an early $150m to date.

Overseas, the animated adaptation targeted an estimated $55.5m from its 83 markets for $112m after two weekends in play.

China posted an excellent $29.2m debut including the biggest opening day of 2016 for an imported animation, while the Netherlands and South Korea launched with $1.5m each.

Of its holdovers, the UK added $2.9m for $6.6m, Russia took $2.6m for $9.5m and Brazil delivered $1.4m for $4.9m.

Ahead of its release in the UK, Germany and Brazil, Money Monster generated $2.8m from its 16 markets for $9.2m so far.

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

Captain America: Civil War became the first film of 2016 to hit the $1bn mark at the global box office on Friday [May 20].

Marvel's latest now stands at $1.05bn worldwide, making it the fourth MCU outing to achieve the milestone after The Avengers ($1.52bn), Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($1.41bn) and Iron Man 3 ($1.22bn).

Overseas, Civil War fought to an extra estimated $30.7m from its 55 territories for $706. …

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