Paramount's "Rocketman," a fantasy musical about Elton John, added another $8.5 million this weekend, boosting its overseas sales to $67 million.
Sony's "Men in Black: International" is making good on its title, leading overseas box office charts with $74 million from 56 foreign territories.
Rounding out the top five internationally is Universal and Illumination's "The Secret Life of Pets 2." The animated sequel dug up $8.5 million from 36 overseas territories, bringing its foreign tally to $62 million. This weekend saw openings in Indonesia with $500,000, India with $400,000, and Romania with $200,000.” /> It has generated $154.6 million worldwide.
The musical remake crossed $724 million in box office receipts, with $460 million of that haul coming from international audiences. Meanwhile, moviegoers are still flocking to Disney's "Aladdin," which posted another $47.5 million from 55 territories.
Gary Gray directed the fourth installment in the franchise, which comes 25 years after the first film with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. F. "Men in Black: International" sees "Thor: Ragnarok" co-stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth reteam, this time on a mission to protect Earth from the scum of the universe. Combined with its disappointing $28 million start in North America, the latest chapter in the sci-fi action series debuted with $102.2 million globally. Sony and Columbia Pictures co-financed with Tencent Pictures and Hemisphere Media Capital, spending $110 million to produce the movie.
Meanwhile, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" collected $14.1 million from 79 international territories. That brings its overseas tally to $245.8 million for a global bounty of $339.5 million.
Another Disney title, "X-Men" entry "Dark Phoenix," hasn't enjoyed the same kind of attention. The superhero sequel continues to struggle to sell tickets, adding $24 million from 44 markets during its second weekend in theaters. "Dark Phoenix" has made $204 million worldwide to date.
"Men in Black: International" had the strongest start in China, collecting $26.3 million in ticket sales. Other top markets include Russia with $5.1 million, South Korea with $4.9 million, followed by Mexico ($3.9 million), Japan ($3.5 million) and the United Kingdom ($3.4 million).

The film will be produced by Patrick Aiello, who created the story, then brought the project to Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch, who in turn approached Derbez to star.
Sony Pictures has acquired “The Three Tenors,” an original comedy that it believes is the perfect vehicle for Eugenio Derbez, Variety has learned.
Derbez's upcoming films include "Dora the Explorer," "Angry Birds 2," and "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms." He is represented by UTA.” />
We are looking forward to collaborating with him on this project for him to star.” “I’ve known Eugenio for many years," said Panitch. "He is a marvel, a wonderful person, a gifted comedian, and a genuine movie star.
Its upcoming animated film, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," centers on Miles Morales, a superhero with an African-American father and a Puerto Rican mother. At Columbia, which is a division of Sony, Panitch has advocated for furthering diversity of films, stories, talent, and filmmakers. In addition to "The Three Tenors," Sony recently made "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" and is backing "Miss Bala," an action film with Gina Rodriguez. The company is leaning into the Hispanic market, in part because it is a moviegoing audience that tends to over-index.
Derbez starred opposite Anna Faris earlier this year in "Overboard," which has earned over $90 million worldwide, and also appeared in "How to Be a Latin Lover" and "Miracles From Heaven," another Sony release. Derbez is one of Mexico’s biggest stars. His credits include the worldwide hit "Instructions Not Included," which took in nearly $100 million worldwide when it opened in 2013.