Magazine article Screen International

'Annabelle: Creation' Enters International Weekend on $53.6M

Magazine article Screen International

'Annabelle: Creation' Enters International Weekend on $53.6M

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Horror sequel is set to cross $100m worldwide, while War For The Planet Of The Apes aims for $200m internationally.

Annabelle: Creation stands at $53.6m through Warner Bros Pictures International. The horror sequel has reached $99.6m worldwide as it heads into Brazil and Mexico this weekend.

Annabelle: Creation posted the biggest opening day ever for a Hollywood horror film in Hong Kong last week. 2014’s Annabelle grossed $117.2m internationally, which accounts for more than 67% of its worldwide total.

Christopher Nolan’s Second World War action drama Dunkirk stands at $218.1m as it enters its fifth session through Warner Bros Pictures International. The film has reached $375.7m worldwide.

Wonder Woman has reached $395.9m and stands at $798.7m worldwide. Patty Jenkins’ tentpole crossed $400m in North America early last week, and is on the verge of crossing that same mark internationally, which it should do following its debut in Japan next week. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword stands at $107m.

Fox International’s War For The Planet Of The Apes looks to cross $200m as it opens in South Korea this week. Matt Reeves’ action film has reached $184.8m.

In South Korea, 2014’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes earned a total of $30.6m, while 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes earned $17.3m.

The third instalment of the Planet Of The Apes franchise is far behind the international performance of its predecessor, 2014’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, which earned $502.1m at the international box office.

Fox has several major markets left to open, including China on September 15, which was Dawn’s highest grossing territory outside of North America on $107.4m.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie stands at $21. …

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