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'Dawn' Regains Top Spot Overseas As China Goes Ape With $47 Million Opener

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  • September 1, 2014 11:07 PM
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Oh Fox was waiting for this week. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" finally opened in China and it was worth the wait as the film debuted at $47 million, pushing the film back into first place in the Overseas Box Office Derby. The film now has a cume of $408 million internationally and $613 million worldwide. Sweet!

International Auds Sure Love 'Lucy" As Scar Jo Rises To Top Of Overseas Box Office

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  • August 25, 2014 12:44 AM
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It figured that the Luc Besson directed, Internationally set, actioner "Lucy" would eventually rise to the top of the overseas box office and it finally happened this weekend. Foreign auds went all in for a butt-kicking, super smart Scarlett Johansson in the title role, pulling in $34 million for the three days

China Debut Moves 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' To Top Of Overseas Box Office

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  • August 18, 2014 10:23 AM
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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. "Expendables 3" was far less lucky.

Overseas: Int'l Auds Still Gaga For "Guardians", Brits Bonkers Over "Inbetweeners 2"

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  • August 11, 2014 10:59 AM
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The real story of the weekend overseas was not four turtles, nor was it a talking tree and a potty mouth raccoon. Actually it was four British Gap Year college kids who venture Down Under on a neverending quest for debauchery. Ah yes...youth. "The Inbetweeners 2" was the highest grossing weekend of the year in the UK (yes you read that right)

Overseas Auds Hooked On A Feeling As "Guardians" Mine A Nifty $66 Million Take

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  • August 4, 2014 9:51 AM
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Proving that bad-ass raccoons and talking trees do indeed translate to international audiences, Disney/Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" rocked out to a cool $66.4 million overseas.

Monkey See, Monkey Do as "Planet of the Apes" Repeats at the Overseas Box Office With $54 Million

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  • July 28, 2014 12:05 PM
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Second verse, same as the first for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" as the latest installment of the Apes franchise continues to roll overseas, scoring another $54.5 million, bringing its international take to $183 million

"Transformers" Edge "Apes" In Post World Cup International Box Office Derby

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 21, 2014 11:35 AM
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It was a two-man, uh two robot, uh robot & an ape race at the overseas box office this weekend as "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" continues its campaign across the globe with $81.2 million, nipping out "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" which grossed a very healthy $61 million. TFAOE now sits at a staggering $659 million overseas.

Hollywood Singing "We Are The World" As International Box Office Continues To Wallop Domestic

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 17, 2014 11:58 AM
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Contrary to the Disneyland ride, it's a big world after all. International box office is trouncing Domestic at a 2/3 vs.1/3 rate and is poised to go even higher in Post-World Cup 2014.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" Continues Its Overseas Box Office Assault With $102 Million

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  • July 15, 2014 12:08 PM
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Transformer: Age of Extinction
World Cup? What World Cup? It matters little to the box office machine entitled "Transformers: Age of Extinction" as the film grossed a whopping $102 million this weekend, upping its ante to $543 million. A stunning stat is that as of this point, North America is only 27% of the worldwide box office total on the film.

BOI WEEKLY: International Box Office..."Transformers" Runs Roughshod Over All Comers

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 7, 2014 11:09 AM
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"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" crossed the $400 million barrier this weekend with an enormous $95.8 million take, crushing the competition yet again. The film easily outdistanced two family titles, "How To Train Your Dragon 2" and "Maleficent".

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