At the foreign box office this weekend, one film ruled them all.
From Beijing to St. Petersburg, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" was the clear choice of overseas ticket buyers, amassing an astounding $201.3 million, nearly half of which came from China. In all, the film opened in 37 international markets, including Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia, but largely steered clear of World Cup-obsessed Europe and much of South America.
Breakup Guru," which racked up $20.6 million from the People's Republic and U.S. limited engagements.
"How to Train Your Dragon 2" continued to look abroad to augment its disappointing domestic run. The DreamWorks Animation film attracted $17.9 million from 53 territories, as it waits to hear if it has scored a berth in China this summer. In all the film has made $229.2 million worldwide.
Fourth place finisher "Maleficent" continued to show impressive legs in its international rollout. The film brought in $16 million from 55 foreign territories bringing its worldwide haul to $585.5 million.
Breakout romantic drama "The Fault in Our Stars" added $13 million to its bounty, securing fifth place at the foreign box office and bringing its worldwide gross to $195.3 million. That's a staggering figure for a film that only cost $12 million to produce.
Among other releases, Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow" brought in $6.9 million from foreign markets, bringing its total to $318.6 million worldwide. The $178 million production will still struggle to become profitable, but it's not the turkey some had predicted it would become. Thank you China.
'Transformers 4,' 'Breakup Guru' Reign Over Foreign Box Office
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