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Box Office: ‘Annabelle’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide, Tops Foreign Charts

Annabelle” is scary in any language.

The low-budget horror film topped foreign box office charts this weekend, pulling in $26.5 million and pushing it past the $200 million mark. Produced for just $6.7 million, the spinoff to “The Conjuring” has generated $206.9 million globally. The film owes its win to Mexican audiences, who gave it a record opening for a horror film and the best premiere for a non-3D movie this year. It generated $11.7 million in Mexico and also picked up a superb $11.5 million in Brazil, where it has been showing for three weeks.

Those figures were strong enough to hold off “Lucy,” which put up impressive results overseas after opening in first place in China. The revenge thriller picked up $19.6 million abroad, driving its global total to $434 million.

Sliding in at third place was “Gone Girl” with $18.4 million. The twisty mystery debuted in South Korea, taking in $3.8 million, and continued to play well in the United Kingdom and France, where it picked up $2.5 million and $1.9 million, respectively. So far, the big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller has earned $242.4 million globally. It has five more markets left to open, including such major territories as Japan and Italy.

“Dracula Untold” sunk its teeth into fourth place on the foreign charts, picking up $14.7 million overseas and pushing its global total to $166 million. The film added four more foreign territories last weekend, including Spain where it picked up $1.8 million and Brazil where it did $2.7 million worth of business.

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“The Maze Runner” rounded out the top five, earning $12.6 million across 48 territories and bringing its worldwide winnings to $273.2 million. Next up for the young adult thriller is China — a debut that could help push the film past the $300 million mark.

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