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“The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row.
Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 territories abroad this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million.
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“The Meg,” which was a co-production with China, just crossed the $100 million mark in the Middle Kingdom. It opened in Korea with $3.2 million in 601 locations, followed by Australia with $2.5 million on 413 screens. Top holdover markets include Mexico ($3.7 million in 2,163 venues), the United Kingdom ($2.8 million on 720 screens), Russia ($2.3 million in 2,462 theaters), and Brazil ($1.5 million on 806 screens).
Another Warner Bros. title, “Crazy Rich Asians,” pocketed $730,000 when debuted in six international territories. Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy opened at No. 1 in North America with a five-day tally of $34 million. The studio is staggering its release overseas in weeks to come. Based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling book, the movie — which stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh — earned $208,000 in Holland and $196,000 in the United Arab Emirates.
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New release “Mile 22,” starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg, launched with $538,000 in six international markets. It saw the biggest debut in Greece with $107,000 from 57 locations. Other top markets include Israel with $105,000 in 21 theaters, Singapore with $137,000 in 31 venues, and Taiwan with $137,000 on 31 screens.
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