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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Tops Foreign Box Office With $23.5 Million

A big debut in China pushes Andy and Lana Wachowski’s sci-fi saga over $100 million abroad

Andy and Lana Wachowski‘s “Jupiter Ascending” was the No. 1 movie at the international box office this weekend, paced by a strong $23.2 million debut in China.

The $175 million sci-fi space opera starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis was a disappointment at the domestic box office with $45 million. But it has now taken in $152 million worldwide, with $107 million of that coming from overseas for Warner Bros.

The runner-up film abroad this weekend was Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” which crossed the $600 million mark worldwide after taking in $19.6 million from 25 territories. The Academy Award-winning “Big Hero 6” has surpassed “Tangled” to become the third-highest grossing Disney animated release of all time behind “Frozen” and “The Lion King.”

Three films were grouped behind those two with around $17 million.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” took in $17.7 million from 59 markets to up its foreign haul to $371 million for Universal Pictures. Combined with its $158 million domestic haul, the R-rated Dakota Johnson-Jamie Dornan romance is up to $527 million worldwide.

The Will Smith-Margot Robbie caper comedy “Focus” also took in $17.7 million, from 50 territories for Warner Bros. That ups it overseas total to $37 million and with a $34.5 million domestic take after two weeks, it is at $71.5 million globally.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” added $17 million from 68 markets this weekend, giving Fox’s spy spoof  a $150 million foreign total and lifting its worldwide haul to $248.8 million.