Paramount Pictures International opens the Chris Pine spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 31 territories this weekend in a serious threat to reigning champion Frozen.

Shadow Recruit, directed by Kenneth Branagh who joins the cast alongside Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner, is set to arrive in China, Russia, Australia, South Korea and Mexico and is expected to dominate the international arena. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has raced to more than $35m.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Frozen opens in South Korea and Turkey. The Oscar-nominated Golden Globe winner continues to surge ahead and has amassed $402.1m and counting.

Saving Mr Banks on $10.5m debuts in a handful of markets including Hong Kong this weekend. Turning to a DreamWorks duo, Delivery Man has reached an early $9m and The Fifth Estate $1.5m.

Warner Bros’ Oscar nominee Gravity stands at $420.4m while Warner Bros-New Line-MGM’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has corralled $570.7m through Warner Bros Pictures International.

Lone Survivor, the number one film in North America heading into the weekend, opened in China through E Stars on January 14 and arrives this weekend in Taiwan and Malaysia through IM Global’s pan-Asian rights-buying unit Apsara.

Foresight Unlimited licenses international rights on the film, which is set to open in the UK through Universal on January 31.

American Hustle has become the biggest David O Russell film in the UK and stands at $12m through Entertainment.

Panorama licenses international rights and by January 13 the Golden Globe winner and Oscar contender had amassed $34.1m from the UK, Italy, Australia, Italy, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore and a handful of others territories. It has crossed $10m in Australia

The 1970s-set ensemble drama arrives in Mexico, Colombia and a slew of Latin American and Caribbean markets through Sony this weekend. It opens in Japan and Spain on January 31, France on February 5, Brazil on February 7, Russia on February 12 and Germany on February 13.   

Sony Pictures Releasing International opens Carrie in Italy and the horror remake has grossed $47.5m to date. Her arrives in Australia, while Nicht Mein Tag debuts in Germany and Austria. Oscar nominee Captain Phillips has grossed $109.8m and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 $134.4m.

The Book Thief gets a significant push from Fox International and arrives in 14 markets including Mexico and Russia.

Devils’ Due arrives in the UK day-and-date with North America, while Reliance Big and BBC Earth’s Walking With Dinosaurs opens in Brazil and has amassed $64.4m including those territories licensed to independents through IM Global.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty has grossed $92.8m while The Counselor stands at $49.4m and opens in Italy.

Lionsgate International’s Tarzan opens in Brazil this weekend and has mustered an early $9.7m and counting.