‘Rio 2’ had more staying power internationally than in North America when it grossed a strong $62.3m from 62 markets to claim the top spot after a close contest with ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. This reverses the two top positions at the domestic box office as ‘Rio 2’ claimed an impressive 35 No.1 launches. But it was China, where the animation comedy landed in second place, that lead the way with an impressive $12.1m return.
Marvel/Disney’s ‘The Winter Soldier’ was only $2m behind from 54 markets. The superhero sequel now stands on early $317.7m internationally and, after factoring in North America, $476.7m worldwide.