300: Rise Of An Empire is expected to still be the one to beat heading into its second session, although it can expect a spirited challenge from DreamWorks’ Need For Speed.
The action film is up to $115m through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) with Japan set for June.
Video game adaptation Need For Speed opens day-and-date with North America through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) in Australia, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this weekend.
Need For Speed also arrives through a slew of Mister Smith licensees, bowing in the UK and Benelux through eOne, Italy through Leone Group and Scandinavia – except Denmark, which opens on March 20 – through Nordisk.
WBPI’s The Lego Movie stands at $137m with Australia and Germany set for April, while The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug has reached $682m. Gravity is at $440m.
RoboCop has amassed $139m through Sony Pictures Releasing International and MGM markets, which have claimed $31.3m.
By the close of last weekend, Lionsgate International’s 12 Years A Slave stood at more than $104.8m, Pompeii $57.4m and Tarzan 3D $23.8m.
Labor Day opens through Paramount Pictures International in Brazil, Mexico and Spain this weekend. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is on more than $83.7m.
Fox International’s The Book Thief has grossed $44.8m and opens this weekend in Germany and Austria, while DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman has taken $70.2m and arrives in a dozen new markets including Italy and Singapore.
The Grand Budapest Hotel has reached an early $11.6m and arrives in Russia, while The Counselor stands at $54.2m and The Monuments Men on $46.6m launches in Australia, France and Taiwan. Fox opens Crimen Del Cacaro in Mexico.
Frozen stands at $619.5m through WDSMPI and debuts in its final market of Japan.
Saving Mr Banks is at $28.4m and opens in Scandinavia. Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy is up to $18.7m.