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Box Office Insider By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider August 18, 2014 at 10:23AM

There's nothing like an opening in China to move a film back up the box office standings. Languishing "How To Train Your Dragon 2" got a Beijing Boost this weekend, pulling in almost $26 million from that country, allowing the film to take the #1 spot on the International Box Office charts. "Expendables 3" was far less lucky.
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There's nothing like an opening in China to move a film back up the box office standings.  Languishing "How To Train Your Dragon 2" got a Beijing Boost this weekend, pulling in almost $26 million from that country, allowing the film to take the #1 spot on the International Box Office charts.  The weekend brings the film's overall cume to $537 million, 68% of which has come from overseas audiences, which as we all know love animation.  Second position went to "Guardians of the Galaxy", not far behind with $33.1 million.  "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "Lucy", finally getting its wider international release, fill out the top five.  It wasn't such a remarkable debut for "Expendables 3" as the film's initial two markets (including normally action film friendly Russia) accounted for only $5.5 million.  The film has a long way to go to start making back its $95 million negative cost.

Note, I'm waiting for the weekend totals on the UK's "The In-Betweeners 2".  The film grossed $18 million in its first weekend and will surely land in the top 10 again this week.

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE TOP 10
1)   HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2---$37.7 MIL---$366 MIL INT'L CUME---$537 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---68% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

Guardians of the Galaxy

2)   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY---$33.1 MIL---$196 MIL INT'L CUME---$418 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---46% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

3)   TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES---$25.6 MIL---$67 MIL INT'L CUME---$184 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---36% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

4)   DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---$16.5 MIL---$337 MIL INT'L CUME---$538 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---62% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

5)   LUCY---$13.4 MIL---$32 MIL INT'L CUME---$139 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---23% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

6)   TRANSFORMERS:AOE---$8.4 MIL---$811 MIL INT'L CUME---$1,054 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---76% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

Expendables 3

7)   INTO THE STORM---$6.7 MIL---$18 MIL INT'L CUME---$49 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---36% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

8)   EXPENDABLES 3---$5.5 MIL---$5.5 MIL INT'L CUME---$21 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---26% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

9)   HERCULES---$4.7 MIL---$80 MIL INT'L CUME---$148 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---54% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

10) SEX TAPE---$4.0 MIL---$33 MIL INT'L CUME---$70 MIL WORLDWIDE CUME---47% OF WW GROSS FROM INT'L

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