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Universal Reaches $1 Billion Overseas

Universal Pictures announced Friday that the studio has reached $1 billion at the overseas box office.

This is the earliest the studio has reached that $1 bil milestone in history, besting a previous benchmark set in 2012.

The latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise pushed the international grosses over $1 billion with its record breaking opening last weekend.  In just over a week, “Fast & Furious 6” has earned $259.4 million at the international box office.

This year’s other B.O. performers include “Les Misérables” ($238.9 million),  “Mama” ($74.9 million), “Identity Thief” ($39.8 million) and “Oblivion” ($180.4 million).

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