Universal Crosses $2B Overseas for First Time in History

Universal Crosses $2B Overseas for First Time in History

Success fueled by international hits “Les Misérables” ($293 million), “Fast & Furious 6” ($549.3 million) and “Despicable Me 2” ($485.4 million)

Universal Pictures has passed $2 billion at the international box office for the first time in history, the studio announced Wednesday.

International hits “Fast & Furious 6” ($549.3 million), “Despicable Me 2” ($485.4 million) and “Les Misérables” ($293 million) led the charge. The studio crossed the milestone after Tuesday box-office totals were tallied.

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Universal hit $1 billion international earlier this year in record time, and kept its momentum long enough to shatter its previous record of $1.794 billion.

Other titles that fared well overseas include “Mama” ($76.1 million) and “Oblivion” ($197.2 million), which did so-so business at home but opened No. 1 internationally.