The Timothee Chalamet-led fantasy feature “Wonka” hit international markets early this weekend and has reportedly opened to $43.2 million in 37 overseas markets including the UK, Japan, Mexico, China and several European countries.

The film reportedly struggled in China with just $3.2 million, but was a hit in the UK where it snagged $11.1 million – the second-biggest opening for Warner Bros. Pictures this year behind “Barbie”.

The film will debut in 40 more international markets next weekend as well as its domestic U.S. release. Illumination and Universal’s animated bird film “Migration” also opened early in 18 markets to a mere $6.5 million.

On the domestic front, the re-release of “Die Hard” is set to take in just shy of $1 million this weekend with a $923,000 three-day haul – not bad for a 35-year-old film and a little advertised re-release.

As previously reported, GKIDS and Studio Ghibli’s U.S. release of Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron” will top the box-office and is tracking for a $12.8 million opening – the biggest North American opening ever for the filmmaker.

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” will take second with $9.4 million, whilst “Godzilla Minus One” is in third with $8.3 million. Meanwhile concert film “Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce” has fallen 77% in its second weekend and will come in sixth with $5 million.

Source: Variety, Box-Office Guru

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