Refresh for latest…: As it vroomed into domestic theaters, turbocharging North America with a pandemic record $70M start, Universal’s F9 also opened in 22 new overseas markets, lifting the international box office cume to $335M and putting $405M in the tank globally. F9 has surpassed the lifetime of last summer’s Tenet both internationally and worldwide, and is closing in on Godzilla Vs Kong‘s overseas running total of $344M. The full offshore weekend was $38M.
Each of the new offshore openings for the latest Justin Lin-helmed Fast Saga entry were No. 1s including Mexico with $10.7M to log the biggest pandemic debut (including previews), the UK ($8.3M, setting Thursday, Friday and Saturday pandemic records) and Brazil ($2.6M with the Thursday opening day the best of the pandemic).
F9 is currently gunning in 45 overseas markets and still has such key hubs as Spain, France, Germany, Japan and Italy to come throughout the summer. The running global IMAX cume is $30M.
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There were other milestones this weekend as Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II crossed $100M offshore during the week and is closing in on $250M worldwide with $112.1M overseas and $248.5M global through Sunday. The fifth offshore frame was good for $9.6M in 48 markets with another solid -40% hold. In like-for-like markets, AQP2 is running 12% ahead of the original John Krasinski-helmed phenom and there are still 17 markets to open.
New Line/Warner Bros’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It crossed $100M at the international box office. With an additional $6.9M in 57 markets (and amid a good 46% drop) the overseas cume to date is $101.5M for $160.6M global.
Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, meanwhile, hopped past the century mark globally with $107.8M through today. The international weekend was good for $6.3M to bring the offshore cume to $79M in 30 markets. There are still key releases to come in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Korea.
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