‘Shazam!’ Rules International Box Office Again With $35 Million

Warner Bros.’ “Shazam!” dominated international box office charts again, generating $35.9 million from 79 overseas markets.

The superhero tentpole was the No. 1 movie globally for the second weekend in a row. “Shazam!” added another $25 million in North America, taking ticket sales past $258.8 million worldwide. Internationally, “Shazam!” has earned $163.9 million. It saw the best showing this weekend in China, where it pocketed $4.9 million. Other top territories for DC’s latest masked hero include the United Kingdom ($2.9 million), Mexico ($2.7 million), and Brazil ($2.6 million).

Disney’s “Dumbo” swooped in behind “Shazam!” with $22 million from 55 foreign markets. Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the classic cartoon has now crossed $266 million globally, with $177 million of that haul coming from international territories.

Meanwhile, fellow Disney title “Captain Marvel” amassed $17 million this weekend, taking its global bounty past $1.06 billion. It stands as the ninth-biggest superhero movie of all time, as well as the seventh-highest grossing comic-book adventure overseas.

In other box office milestones, Fox’s Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” crossed $900 million in ticket sales worldwide, strengthening its hold as the biggest music biopic of all time. As of Sunday, the Oscar-winning movie has generated $685 million internationally, along with an impressive $216 million at the domestic box office.

Among new releases, Universal’s comedy “Little” began its international run with $1.9 million from 11 territories. Along with its $15.5 million start in North America, the film has amassed $17.4 million to date. It launched in the U.K. with $800,000, as well as Australia with $500,000 and Netherlands with $200,000.

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