‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ strong in wide international opening, ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ passes $400m globally

Screen | 8/18/2019 | Staff
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Columbia Pictures’ Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood took pole position at the international box office this weekend, opening in 46 international markets and grossing an estimated $53.7m from 11,200-plus screens.

According to studio sources, it was the best start in that group of territories for any of Quentin Tarantino’s films, surpassing the writer-director’s Django Unchained by 30% for the same group of markets at current exchange rates.

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Chinese animation smash Nezha, meanwhile, approached the $600m mark and Hobbs & Shaw crossed $400m globally.

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Enlight Media’s animated smash Nezha added $39.5m to its Chinese gross, taking the film to a $594.3m total. Bona Film Group’s action film The Bravest took another $15.9m from China and two other territories (including the US, with $213,851), pushing its worldwide total to $205.6m.

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Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood opened in 46 international markets and took in $53.7m from 11,200-plus screens, for an international total to date of $66.2m and a global tally of $180.5m.

In the UK, Once Upon a Time premiered with a five-day total of $8.9m, beating the opening of Django by 76%. In France the film launched with $6.9m, on a par with Django. Germany delivered an opening weekend of $5.6m (including previews) and Australia produced $4.4m, 68% bigger than Django. Spain delivered $3.6m over four days.

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The film opens next weekend in Mexico.

Spider-Man: Far From Home took in $3.1m from 3,000-plus screens in 64 markets this weekend, bringing its international total to $733m and making it Sony’s highest grossing film of all time.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2, from Sony Pictures Animation, took $19.4m from 26,400 screens in 29 markets, bringing its international total to $30.2m. China led all markets with $10m, on par with the opening of The Secret Life of Pets 2. Russia...
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