With a turbo boost from "Fast & Furious 6," Universal Pictures has zoomed past the $1-billion mark for the year at the international box office earlier than ever before.
Universal crossed the mark Friday, its international marketing and distribution arm announced. This is the seventh year in a row that the company has achieved the $1-billion international feat.
In addition to the "Fast" film, which has taken in $259.4 million overseas in a little more than a week, the company was aided by the strong performance of
"Les Miserables," which was nominated for eight
Universal, whose parent,
In 2012, the studio had total international box-office receipts of $1.794 billion.