Lionsgate's magic-themed heist thriller was a domestic hit but its foreign performance has been even better
“Now You See Me” has cemented its status as one of the summer's biggest box office success stories, crossing the $200 million mark at the international box office over the weekend, the film's distributor Lionsgate said Monday.
Summit's tale of larcenous illusionists raised eyebrows when it cleared $100 million domestically — it's at $117 million now — but the international performance of the $75 million thriller has been even more impressive. It still has openings in Japan (Oct. 25) and China to come, too. It's worldwide total is $317 million.
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Leterier's home country, France, has been the biggest contributor to the foreign success of “Now You See Me,” with $23 million, followed by Russia with $21 million. The U.K. ($16 million) was also significant, along with Mexico, Spain and Australia, all at around $13 million.