Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is making history overseas, becoming the highest-grossing Spidey film ever at the foreign box office.
After 17 days in theaters, the superhero adventure has generated $572.5 million internationally, surpassing the record previously set by “Spider-Man 3” with $555 million. Combined with $274 million in domestic ticket sales, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has smashed the $800 million mark. The movie’s box office receipts currently stand at $847 million.
The 23rd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe collected another $100 million from 67 markets, including a $6 million debut in Italy.
Meanwhile, Disney’s photo-realistic remake of “The Lion King” launched in China, where it amassed $54.7 million. That figure marks a higher start than the studio’s recent reimaginings such as “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” The movie debuts in North America, as well as most of the remaining markets, next weekend.
Another newcomer, Paramount’s gator thriller “Crawl” earned $4.8 million when it bowed in 20 international markets. The film had the biggest opening in the Middle East region with $1.4 million, followed by Malaysia with $1 million and Indonesia with $832,000.
Among holdovers, Warner Bros. supernatural thriller “Annabelle Comes Home” added $18 million from 78 foreign territories. That brings its overseas haul to $112 million and $173 million globally. “Annabelle Comes Home,” the lastest entry in the “Conjuring” Universe, opened this weekend in the United Kingdom with $2.2 million, as well as France with $2.5 million.
Elsewhere, Universal and Illuminations’ “The Secret Life of Pets 2” brought in $14 million from 66 markets, boosting international grosses to $151 million. With $298 million in global box office receipts, the animated sequel continues to pace well behind its predecessor. “The Secret Life of Pets” ended its theatrical run with a mighty $875 million worldwide in 2016.