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Oz The Great And Powerful eyes $100m international milestone

Oz The Great And Powerful will surge past the $100m international mark this weekend and is expected to hold on to pole position without much trouble.

The adventure fantasy has raced to approximately $87m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and opened in France and Belgium on Wednesday, with Taiwan set to follow on Saturday.

Warner Bros Pictures International will open Steve Carell comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone day-and-date with North America in the UK and Australia.

The Hobbit stands at $709.8m, while Argo’s post-Oscar boost continues to serve it well and has propelled the drama to $90.5m. Jack The Giant Slayer stands at $24.8m and arrives this weekend in Germany, Spain and Mexico.

Sony Pictures Releasing International opens Resident Evil: Retribution in China on Mar 17 and Mt Zion in Australia. Django Unchained, which will open in China on Apr 11, has reached $242.7m and Hotel Transylvania stands at $196.6m.

Fox International’s A Good Day To Die Hard on $178.3m becomes another major release to open in China this weekend. Life Of Pi stands at $481.7m and Hitchcock on $14.7m goes out in Germany, Austria and the Middle East.

Jolly LLB launches in India and several diaspora markets in the Middle East, while Vathikuchi-Tamil opens in India and Malaysia.

Lincoln on $78.2m opens in South Korea, Parental Guidance on $42.9m opens in France, Stoker stands at an early $3.9m and debuts in Taiwan.

Lionsgate International reported that as of Mar 12 Beautiful Creatures stood at $33.7m and had amassed $5.1m in France, $4.1m in CIS and $3.9m in the UK, while Warm Bodies had reached $28.8m led by CIS on $5.9m and the UK on $4.5m.

The Impossible had grossed $150.6m. Spain leads the way on $54.6m followed by the UK on $21.2m and Mexico on $11m.

Working Title’s Les Misérables stands at $276.7m through Universal Pictures International.

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