Warner Bros Pictures International's The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button has reached $161m from its overseas adventure and will look to hold on to its international crown this weekend.
However with no new releases scheduled for the next several days the
drama may struggle against Sony Pictures Releasing International's
banking thriller The International and Universal/UPI's comedy Role
Models, both of which open in several key territories this weekend.
Warner Bros' Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man stands at $121.8m while Gran
Torino on $9.7m launches in the UK, France and Taiwan.
Fox International's Australia on $149.7m opens in its final market of
Japan on February 28 and has now overtaken Babe to become the biggest Australian production in its home country.
The comedy Bride Wars on $44.8m walks down the aisle in Russia and
Argentina on February 26. WWII thriller Valkyrie stands at
$85m through all distributors and infiltrates China on February 26.
Sony's The International stands at $6.4m and launches in more than 20
territories this weekend, when highlights are expected to come from
the UK, Russia, and South Korea.
Meanwhile The Pink Panther 2 on $15.6m opens in several including
Mexico, Spain, and Poland. Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans on $21.4m
($24.6m including non-Sony territories) arrives in Germany and
The Will Smith drama Seven Pounds has taken $89.4m, horror remake
Quarantine stands at $8.1m and Quantum Of Solace has amassed $405.9m.
Universal's comedy Role Models on $19.8m arrives in 10 territoriesthrough UPI including Switzerland and French-speaking Switzerland on February 25, Germany, Russia, German-speaking Switzerland and Singapore on February 26, and Austria on February 27.
The period mystery Changeling has grossed $59.5m and opens in Mexico
and Poland on February 27, while The Unborn on just over $7m arrives
in seven including Australia and South Korea on February 26, followed a day later by the UK and Italy.
Bolt is expected to produce the bulk of business for Walt Disney
Studios Motion Pictures International this weekend and while there are
no new releases on the books the animated picture has amassed an
Romantic comedy Confessions Of A Shopaholic has taken $11m to date and arrives in Italy and Hong Kong this weekend, while the Adam Sandler comedy Bedtime Stories on $89.4m launches in Denmark.
DreamWorks-Paramount's teen picture Hotel For Dogs stands at $24.5m
through PPI, while the Ricky Gervais comedy Ghost Town has amassed
$12.5m and arrives in Spain on February 27.
New Line International's romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You
has reached $35.7m and Journey 3D stands at $127.4m. Latest figures
from Summit International put Twilight on $181m.