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Universal Hits Record $1.8 Billion at Overseas Box Office

"Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2" help push studio to new international standard

With more than $1.8 billion at the international box office in 2013, Universal Pictures International has registered its biggest year ever.

The studio said Tuesday that Monday's grosses pushed it to the new standard.

Universal's success has been propelled by hits "Les Misérables" ($293 million),  "Fast & Furious 6" ($544.4 million) and "Despicable Me 2" ($410 million) and also by the solid performance of films like "Mama" ($75.9 million) and "Oblivion" ($197.1 million). 

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Currently, UPI has the second- and third-highest grossing films both internationally and worldwide with "Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2." Disney's "Iron Man 3' is No. 1.

UPI’s previous record was set in 2012 when the studio grossed $1.794 billion for the year, driven by the comedy "Ted." 

The studio has 14 films yet to be released overseas.