‘Terminator’, ‘Hitman’ Lead Sluggish Frame; ‘Compton’ Tops 5 Markets

Deadline: This was a pretty dour weekend at the international box office with the Top 3 titles off by 61% compared to last year. This go-round, it’s Terminator: Genisys leading the pack, followed by Hitman: Agent 47 and Minions. T:G is benefitting from being the first post-blackout pic to hit China; Hitman expanded to Russia and Venezuela; and Minions is playing the long game as it readies a Middle Kingdom bow in about a week’s time. Last year, the Top 3 were Expendables 3, Lucy and Hercules. Compared to last week, the Top 10 studio movies are down 28%, and with local-language pics included, the Top 10 is off by 34%. For the first time in a long time, there were only two Asian movies in the Top 10: holdovers The Dead End (China) and Korea’s Veteran.

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