Sony will surpass $2 billion in international box office during the coming weekend as the studio marks its biggest worldwide haul ever at $3.36 billion and counting.
The foreign feat is the fifth time a studio has rung up $2 billion in overseas receipts. Paramount did so in 2008, Warner Bros. in 2007 and 2004, and Fox in 2006.
Sony's highest-grossing foreign releases are topped by the Angels & Demons, which opened in May and flew to $353 internationally, and the November debutant 2012, which has fetched more than $451 million to date.
Even in the midst of an economy that continues to challenge our industry, this has been a tremendous year in just about every way we can imagine, Sony worldwide marketing and distribution chairman Jeff Blake said.