Universal sets international box-office record
Universal just shattered the record for the highest-grossing year at the international box-office. With more than four months to go in the calendar year, the studio announced Monday it has grossed $3.78 billion, already surpassing the 2014 mark of $3.73 billion set by Fox.
“2015 continues to be an outstanding year for Universal, and we are very proud of the overwhelming success we have had at the international box office,” said Duncan Clark, president of distribution for Universal Picture International. “With nine titles on our main slate still awaiting release, we are excited at what the remainder of the year has to offer.”
Universal has recorded one hit after another this year, including four of the year’s five biggest international grossers: Fast & Furious 7, Jurassic World, Minions, and Fifty Shades of Grey. Earlier this month, the studio set the calendar-year record for biggest global box-office, combining the totals of international and North American receipts. Looking ahead, Universal can pad its record with the continued success of Straight Outta Compton, as well as the anticipated releases of Everest, Steve Jobs, and Crimson Peak.
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