Ang Lee’s adventure ruled the international roost last weekend and is expected to do so again this weekend, boosted by 11 Academy Award nominations.
The Yann Martel adaptation stood at $324m as of Jan 10 and should have enough in the tank to cross $350m in the next few days. It opens this weekend in Argentina and Poland, among others.
Taken 2 amassed $231.6m in 2012 and opens in Japan. Matru Ku Bijlee Ka arrives in India, Australia, the UK and select Middle Eastern markets.
Break Up Man opens in Germany and Belgium, while Parental Guidance arrives in Brazil and stands at an early $16.9m. Lola Versus opens in Spain.
New Line/MGM/Warner Bros’ The Hobbit has amassed $580m through Warner Bros Pictures International.
Sony Pictures Releasing International opens comedy
Here Comes The Boom in seven including Spain.
Sony/MGM/Eon’s James Bond smash Skyfall has generated $729m, of which $639.6m comes from Sony markets and $89.4m from MGM territories. Hotel Transylvania has grossed $170.3m.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Finding Nemo 3D has amassed $18m, while Oscar nominees Frankenweenie opens in Scandinavia and Wreck-It Ralph has grossed $143.6m.
Working Title’s Les Misérables stands at $60.4m through Universal Pictures International.
DreamWorks Animation’s Rise Of The Guardians has reached $183.7m through Paramount Pictures International.