Magazine article Screen International

'Logan' Tears into $247.3M Worldwide Launch (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'Logan' Tears into $247.3M Worldwide Launch (Update)

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FOX INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: The R-rated hit starring Hugh Jackman stormed to a confirmed $159m internationally - far higher than Sunday's original estimates - as the worldwide running total climbed to $247.4m.

The X-Men spin-ventured into 82 markets over the weekend day-and-date with the $88.4m number one North American opening, powered by a $48.8m launch in China. The UK followed on $11.8m, while Brazil delivered $8.9m and South Korea $8.1m.

Logan marks Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine and also the final appearance by Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, was in fine fettle everywhere and opened to pin most markets.

The action-thriller debuted in Russia on $7.8m, Australia and France $5.9m apiece, Mexico $5.3m, Taiwan $4.6m, Germany $3.5m, India $3.4m, Indonesia $3m, Italy $2.5m, Spain $2.4m, Hong Kong $2.2m and Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia each on $2m.

Latin America delivered strong results, as Argentina produced $1.6m, Chile and Colombia $1.3m each and central America $1.2m.

It became the second biggest R-rated IMAX global release on $20m, just behind Deadpool.

Hidden Figures earned another $3.7m in 42 markets, taking the international total to $36.4m. Australia added $1.4m over the weekend for $8.9m, while the UK added $821,000 for $5.7m and Germany took in $365,000 for $3.1m. The historical drama gets its next release in France and Italy this week.

Assassin's Creed tracked down $1.9m during its weekend opening in Japan, bringing the Michael Fassbender starrer to $183.8m internationally following a $2.5m haul from seven.

A Cure For Wellness brought in another $1.2m from 29 markets. The international total for the horror film stands at $11.7m with 11 market releases still to come.

Viceroy's House arrived in the UK on $1.1m, and Bollywood release Jolly Llb 2 stands at $21.3m and $20.9m in India.

SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter pulled in $17.2m from 43 markets to bring the running total to $256.6m internationally.

Constantin Film's local partner Leomus Pictures distributes in China, where the horror-thriller added $16.8m in the second weekend for $137.9m.

Danny Boyle's sequel T2 Trainspotting grossed $3m from 32 markets, including nine new openings for $30.1m.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: Fifty Shades Darker crossed $350m worldwide at the weekend after taking in $10.6m for $246.4m. Combined with $109.9m from North America the worldwide total is $356.3m.

Germany returned a number two rank in the fourth week on $2.2m for $28.5m. The film held at number three in Brazil on $1.1m for $19.5m, while $1m in France after the same period elevated the tally to $22.1m. There were no new openings this weekend. The final release for the erotic drama will be Japan on June 23.

Illumination and Universal's Sing grossed $12m from 62 for $298.2m. Universal executives expect the animation will cross $300m at the international box office in the next few days. Sing opened in Russia at number two on $6.6m, while it placed number five in its third week in China on $1.8m for $27.4m. The last territory for the animated musical is Japan on March 17.

M. Night Shyamalan's Split from Blumhouse Productions added $8.2m in 53 for $105.7m. The film debuted in Paraguay on $16,000. France held at number three on $2. …

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