NOV 30 UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire heads into its second full weekend as the clear favourite to hold on to the international box office crown having crossed $200m after nine days in full roll-out (November 28).
By Saturday (November 30) the action sequel stood at $229m internationally through Lionsgate licensees to combine with the $253m North American haul for a $482m worldwide tally. The final international gross for The Hunger Games was $283m.
Red 2 has reached $86.6m and opens in Japan on November 30. South Korea is the lead market on $19.3m followed by China on $8.4m, Russia on $7.8m, France on $5.4m and the UK on $4.4m.
Escape Plan has grossed $89.5m and there are no new debuts until Spain and South Korea on December 5 and Sweden a day later. China is the lead market thus far on $38.7m, while Russia and the UK have generated $7.1m and $4.5m, respectively.
Prisoners stands at $56.7m, of which $9m comes from Warner Bros markets. The thriller has fared best in the UK on $11.7m, followed by France on $9.7m and Germany on $5.2m.
Roman Polanski’s Venus In Furs opened last weekend in Germany on $186,000 from 79 screens and has reached $3.5m from nine international markets.
Thor: The Dark World has amassed more than $388m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.
Gravity stood at more than $338.9m through Warner Bros Pictures International.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s (SPRI) Captain Phillips opens in Mexico and Japan and has produced more than $78.2m. Carrie stands at $24.7m including MGM markets ($22.4m comes from Sony, $2.3m from MGM) and arrives this weekend in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, among others.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 stands at more than $94.6m. SPRI opens Messenger From Heaven in Russia, while the hit wartime epic Stalingrad rolls into Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
Fox International’s The Counselor on $30.5m arrives in nine markets including Germany and Spain. Epic opens in China and Bollywood title Bullett Raja debuts in India, the UK and a handful of Middle Eastern markets.
Bad Grandpa stands at more than $33m through Paramount Pictures International and arrives this weekend in Mexico and Brazil.
The comedy Last Vegas has grossed more than $14m through Good Universe licensees and opened last weekend in Spain on $570,000 from 219 venues. Germany has generated $2m after two weeks.