Fox International this weekend broke the industry record for foreign box office earned in a calendar year, driven by blockbusters “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,”
Fox International’s year-to-date total now stands at $3.254 billion, surpassing the previous record-holder, Paramount, which totaled $3.21 billion in 2011.
“X-Men” has taken in $512 million and “Apes” is at $499 million. Also scoring were DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon’ with $438 million from overseas.
Fox also connected with mid-range hits including “The Fault in Our Stars,” which totaled $178 million on a $12 million budget, and “Gone Girl,” which is up to $142 million.
“We are incredibly proud of the international team for breaking the industry record, said Paul Hanneman, Fox co-president worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution. “These records are a testament to the unparalleled strategic and creative work happening at Twentieth Century Fox.”