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China’s ‘Monster’ No. 1 Again; ‘Minions’, ‘Ant-Man’ Lead Studios; ‘Pixels’ Powered By Latin America

Deadline: China has made it two in a row, grabbing bragging rights to the No. 1 international slot again as Monster Hunt landed a $46M sophomore frame. Per Rentrak, the cume on the fantasy adventure is now $211M since its July 16 debut. The Middle Kingdom also has the No. 5 film at overseas multiplxes with Pancake Man adding $25M for a $132M total. Coming 6th, Sony’s Pixels was the newest studio kid at the international arcade this weekend, scoring $21.4M from 56 markets in the frame — its 2nd after debuting in Korea last week. The studio is using The Lego Movie as a comp in the original suite of markets, calling Pixels at 39% higher. In 23 of the 56 plays, the Adam Sandler 80s video-game invasion scored a No. 1 start — especially in Latin America where Sandler roundly performs. With last week’s kick-off, the cume on the Chris Columbus-helmed title is $25.4M (more below).

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