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“Bullet Train” grossed $62.5 million (Rs 4.97 crore) worldwide during its opening weekend. Of that, $32.4 million (roughly Rs 2.57 crore) came from 57 overseas markets, India, thanks to Sony Pictures’ early release on August 4. Meanwhile, “Jurassic World Dominion” overtook Sam Raimi’s “Doctor Strange” in the “Multiverse of Madness” to become the second-highest-grossing game worldwide in 2022. The top spot is still held by Top Gun: Maverick, which grossed $1.35 billion (Rs 10,743 crore) worldwide.

According to Deadline, Brad Pitt starred in the biggest international (minus the U.S. and Canada) non-franchise film opening since Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was released during 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic. Even with poor reviews, Bullet Train is doing pretty well with audiences looking forward to a fun-filled summer action movie.

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Regionally, the film’s overseas market led the way with a start of $3.5 million (approximately Rs. 270 million) in the UK, followed by France at $3.1 million (approximately Rs. ). The UAE and Taiwan increased by USD 1.3 million (approximately Rs. 100 crore) each, while Germany and Spain raised the bar slightly to USD 1.5 million (approximately Rs. 119 crore) and USD 1.4 million (approximately Rs. 113 crore). Deadline noted that the IMAX film grossed $4.1 million (roughly Rs. 320 crore), while overseas box office receipts of $32.4 million did not include certain markets. Bullet Train will be released in South Korea on August 24, in Italy on August 25, and in on September 1 — odd considering the film is set in Tokyo. Also, India did not appear on the list.

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Dominion, the final entry in the rebooted Jurassic World trilogy, came in second at the global box office with $960 million (Rs 7,636 crore), although that was boosted by Chinese releases. Tom Cruise’s action flick “Top Gun: Maverick” managed to retain its No. 1 spot, grossing more than $1.35 billion despite not being released in China. Even Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder — which crossed the $500 million mark at the box office last month — grossed an impressive $700 million (roughly Rs 5,567 crore) without China.

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Elsewhere, Illumination’s Minions: Rise of Gru brought in $15.9 million (Rs 1.26 crore) over the weekend. The global total now stands at $757.9 million (approximately Rs. 60.28 billion). Also, Warner Bros. DC’s Super Pets opened in India on August 5 and has so far grossed $83.4 million (Rs 6.63 crore) worldwide.

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