Fox International’s Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb rules the international arena and has reached $160.7m as it prepares to enter South Korea.
DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins Of Madagascar is at $211.8m and Gone Girl $199.7m.
Taken 3 has stormed to an early $65.7m and debuts in nine markets including Russia, Spain and South Africa. Exodus: Gods And Kings on $174.8m opens in Italy.
Wild, which earned best actress nods from the Academy on Thursday (January 15) for Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, gets a big push in the UK, Germany, France, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.
Fox International top brass will look to capitalise on Birdman’s nine Oscar nominations when it arrives in nine markets this weekend led by Australia, Singapore and Taiwan.
New Line-MGM’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies stands at $547.8m through Warner Bros Pictures International and is expected to cross $560m by the end of the weekend.
Oscar nominee American Sniper has amassed $16.3m from Italy and heads into the UK this weekend day-and-date with wide expansion in North America.
Paramount Pictures International’s The Gambler is in the early stages of release and opens in Germany. Russia and the UK follow next week.
Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) executives said Annie has reached $15.4m and ventures into German-speaking Europe, while Fury on $115.1m overall – including QED International licensees – opens in Argentina and Uruguay. SPRI opens Whiplash in the UK.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Big Hero 6 has grossed $203.4m, while Into The Woods stands at an early $18.6m and arrives in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, among others.