Global Box Office: 'Interstellar' Nears $550M Worldwide, Crosses $100M in China
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' also makes big gains on the global stage
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is nearing the $550 million mark at the global box office, as well as becoming Hollywood's top-grossing 2D title of all time in China.
In its fourth weekend, the space epic took in another $44.4 at the foreign box office for an international total of $395.2 million and worldwide total of $542.3 million for partners Warner Bros. and Paramount.
Interstellar's China take is $106 million through Sunday. It continued to top the chart in its third weekend, earning $18.1 million.
Nolan's film has also earned a whopping $61 million in South Korea, followed by $28.6 million in the U.K., $24 million in Russia, $18.8 million in France, $15.4 million in Germany and $13.6 million in Australia. It continues to generate huge numbers in Imax theaters, which have turned in $49 million overseas.
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 remained a potent player in its second weekend, topping the foreign chart with $67 million for an early international total of $254.4 million and worldwide haul of $480 million.
Mockingjay remained No. 1 in most territories, including the U.K., where it has now amassed a stunning $32.8 million. And the threequel is pacing well ahead of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in many markets, including Germany, where it is running 9 percent higher than Catching Fire with total ticket sales to date of $23.4 million.
Other top territories include Australia ($18.2 million), Brazil ($18.5 million, up 65 percent from Catching Fire), France ($17.5 million), Russia ($14.6 million) and Scandinavia ($14.4 million).
One market Mockingjay won't roll out in until next year is China.