Inglourious Basterds looks well placed to cross $100m overseas this weekend although retaining the box office crown will be tricky with major launches for District 9, Sorority Row and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The film has amassed $88.9m heading into the autumn season and should also cross the North American $100m mark through The Weinstein Company as well as the global $200m tally. The current worldwide gross stands at $185.9m.
Fox International’s Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs continues to march on and has reached a staggering $657.1m.
Meanwhile the company releases X-Men Origins: Wolverine in its final market of Japan on September 11. The film has taken $183.6m overseas and stands a chance at crossing $200m with a good run in Japan.
Other Fox titles in action include 12 Rounds in Spain on September 11, My Life In Ruins in France on September 9, Miss March in the UK on September 11, and Aliens In The Attic, currently on $20.6m, in Singapore on September 9
Summit International’s horror remake Sorority Row gets a big launch with debuts in the UK, Australia and Mexico, while Bandslam, currently on $5.1m, opens in Brazil and Spain.
Paramount/PPI’s Dance Flick arrives in New Zealand on September 10, followed by Mexico and South Africa on September 11. G.I Joe: The Rise Of Cobra has taken $140.9m and opens in Italy on September 11.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s (WBPI) Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince has grossed $620.5m and The Hangover stands at $169.8m. The Final Destination on $35.1m lands in Russia on September 9.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s (SPRI) District 9 on $24.8m opens in Germany and German-speaking Switzerland on September 10 and in Austria and Spain on September 11.
The Taking Of Pelham 123 has reached $48.8m and debuts in New Zealand and parts of Latin America on September 10. Julie & Julia has taken an early $1.2m and opens in the UK on September 11. The Ugly Truth stands at $28.7m.
Studio summer releases from Hollywood’s big six distributors grossed $4.517bn from the May 1 to September 6 period, according to fresh data.
Fox International led the way on $1.12bn, powered by Ice Age 3, while WBPI came in at $941.5m for the period, fuelled by the performance of Harry Potter 6 on $620.5m.
PPI reported $780m as Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen amassed $430m. SPRI releases took $713.2m and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s films reached $504m.
UPI reported $453m, powered by $195m for Fast And Furious and $95m for Pubic Enemies. Inglourious Basterds looks good to build on a $100m-plus run heading into autumn.