UPDATE, writethru: Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw continued to flex its muscles at the top of the international box office this weekend, smack-talking its way to another $39.1M in 69 markets. The overseas cume topped $500M in the session, hitting $525.3M as it approaches $700M global. The current worldwide cume is $684.2M through Sunday.
The holdover markets are tracking above Fast 6 (+33%) and below Fast 7 (-38%) and F8 (-41%), as expected. China was responsible for the bulk of Hobbs & Shaw’s overseas weekend, holding No. 1 in the market and now with a running cume of $166M, on track for a $200M finish. Overall, the Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham-starrer should top out in the $725M-$750M global range.
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Globally, H&S is estimated at No. 1 for a 4th weekend (though not consecutively), that would make it the only movie this year to have the honor. It is also the highest-grossing non-Disney and non-superhero movie of 2019 worldwide.
Sony’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, meanwhile, added $21.6M in the frame, off a healthy Japan start that’s three times bigger than Django Unchained and 70% more than Inglourious Basterds. Europe is quite keen on the Quentin Tarantino pic with a drop of just 29%. The overseas cume is now $152.7M with $284M worldwide.
The Lion King now has a global gross of $1.562B and offshore is at $1.041B. The latter puts it at No. 7 on the all-time overseas charts, having passed both The Fate Of The Furious and Jurassic World.
Angel Has Fallen raised another $12.8M in 44 markets for an offshore cume to date of $28.7M.
In China, Ne Zha was again No. 2 behind H&S and has now cumed an estimated $686M (it also released in the U.S. this weekend). Warner Bros’ Clint Eastwood drama The Mule rolled into the market under the arthouse film quota and grossed $975K on 1,870 screens. That lifts the offshore cume to $69.8M.
Now that we’ve had a couple weekends of mostly holdover play, WB’s It Chapter Two will be the s*it next session, opening in most overseas markets September 4-6.
Breakdowns on the films above and more have been updated below (we are slightly abridged today owing to the Venice Film Festival).
FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW
Universal’s spinoff is now at $525.3M internationally and $684.2M globally, expected to pass $700M this week after a $39.1M frame in 69 markets overseas. The final should land in the $725M-$750M range worldwide.
Greece was the final market to join the party this session, starting at No. 3 with $323K. Elsewhere, China led the session at $27.9M for a $166M cume on its way near $200M.
Korea had a good -55% hold for a cume of $25M. The UK dipped just 2% for a running total of $22.8M and France was off 28% for $17.9M to date.
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Quentin Tarantino’s summer of 69 saga added a groovy $21.6M in 60 markets this session. The offshore total is $152.7M for $284M global. It will soon pass the $300M milestone and with Italy and Korea to come this month, will overtake Inglourious Basterds worldwide.
Japan opened to $2.7M, triple the start of Django Unchained and 70% bigger than Basterds.
The Sony/Bona pic had strong holds in Europe with the UK down 9%, Germany off 26%, France down 28% and Spain dipping 30%.
The Top 5 markets so far are the UK ($20.1M), Russia ($17M), France ($15.6M), Germany ($12.7M) and Australia ($10.9M). No. 1s were notably held in Germany, Australia, Spain and Poland.
THE LION KING
Disney’s puss in loot added $20.6M in 53 overseas markets, down 37%, for a $1.041B total. Globally, the movie is now at $1.562B. It has passed both Furious 7 and The Avengers worldwide and is the No. 7 release ever. Abroad, it is also the No. 7 pic.
In Europe, TLK is now the No. 4 highest grossing Disney release ever in Italy, the 10th highest grossing release of all-time in the UK and the 2nd biggest movie ever in South Africa
Strong holds include UK (+8%), Belgium (-6%), France (-7%), Netherlands (-21%), Chile (-21%), Germany (-23%), Switzerland (-23%), Spain (-25%), Australia (-27%), Sweden (-32%), Russia (-35%), Japan (-35%) and Brazil (-35%).
The Top 5 markets are China ($120.4M), UK ($88.1M), France ($74M), Brazil ($67.5M) and Mexico ($51.7M).
MISC UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLE
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (SNY): $5.5M intl weekend (48 markets); $58.5M intl cume ($93.7M global)
Toy Story 4 (DIS): $4.9M intl weekend (24 markets); $613.8M intl cume ($1,043.5M global)
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold (PAR): $4.4M intl weekend (33 markets); $24.1M intl cume ($75.3M global)
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (UNI); $3.9M intl weekend (43 markets); $263.3M intl cume ($420.9M global)
Good Boys (UNI): $2.7M intl weekend (26 markets); $11.7M intl cume ($70.3M global)
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (EONE/SIERRA): $2.5M intl weekend (59 markets); $26.7M intl cume ($85.5M global)
Yesterday (UNI): $2.4M intl weekend (25 markets); $61.2M intl cume ($134.3M global)
Crawl (PAR): $2M intl weekend (30 markets); $35.6M intl cume ($74.6M global)
The Kitchen (WB): $511K intl weekend (21 markets); $2.7M intl cume ($14.5M global)