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‘Interstellar’ Rockets to $450 Million at Worldwide Box Office

IMAX, strong showing in China drive Christopher Nolan’s space epic to $329 million overseas

Christopher Nolan‘s “Interstellar” is proving to be a juggernaut at the foreign box office.

The space epic starring Matthew McConaughey brought in $74 million from 64 overseas markets this weekend, raising its international total for distributor Warner Bros. to $329 million. With its $120 million haul from North America, where Paramount Pictures is handling the film, its global total is at nearly $450 million in three weeks.

“Interstellar” is pacing roughly 13 percent ahead of where “Gravity” was at a comparable point in its overseas rollout, and 10 percent ahead of Nolan’s “Inception,” Warner Bros. said.

“Interstellar” brought in $30.6 million in its second weekend in China, where its total is now over $82 million. It also generated $10.4 million from Korea, where it stayed No. 1 for the third consecutive weekend.

IMAX screens have been a driving force for the film, which co-stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The giants screens have brought in nearly $39 million from abroad.

Its only opening this weekend was Japan, where it took the top spot with $1.9 million.