Disney and Pixar’s latest “Toy Story” entry led international box office charts when it debuted in 37 foreign territories. It also dwarfed the competition in North America, bowing with $118 million for a global start of $238 million.
Outside of the States, “Toy Story 4” had the best start in Mexico, where it earned $23.4 million, marking the third-biggest opening weekend ever in that territory. Other top markets include the United Kingdom with $15 million, China with $13.4 million and Brazil with $9.6 million. The animated fourquel has yet to open in many markets within Europe, including France, Germany and Italy, as well as Japan.
Meanwhile, “Aladdin” has generated $810 million in ticket sales, with $522 million of that haul coming from international box office receipts. The remake of Disney’s animated classic collected another $32.9 million this weekend from 55 abroad markets.
Falling not far behind on overseas charts is Sony’s “Men in Black: International.” The fourth “MIB” installment pocketed another $30.2 million this weekend, bringing its foreign haul to $129.4 million. Globally, the sci-fi adventure has generated $182.1 million. It launched this weekend in Indonesia with $2.9 million, over double the opening of “Men in Black 3.” Top holdovers include China ($5.8 million) and Russia ($1.6 million).
This summer has not been kind to sequels, and Universal and Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is no exception. The animated follow-up picked up $10 million this weekend from 42 territories, taking its global haul to $194 million. It’s unlikely that second chapter will reach anywhere near the box office heights of the first, critically adored installment, which ended its run with a huge $875 million.
Upcoming blockbuster hopefuls such as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “The Lion King” should give this summer a much-needed boost.