Sony Pictures Releasing International discharges the family sequel in an initial volley of 45 territories this weekend. Summit’s Now You See Me has crossed $100m.
The Smurfs 2 is scheduled to touch down in the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Argentina, South Korea, Hong Kong and Holland.
Results will need to be robust in order to dislodge Fox International’s The Wolverine, which stormed to the top of the global box office last weekend and has raced to $92.8m.
SPRI executives reported that After Earth stands at $182.9m, White House Down $48.6m, Grown Ups 2 $18.5m and This Is The End $12.5m.
The Wolverine ventures into a handful of Southeast Asian markets. Fox International’s The Heat on $29.3m opens in the UK while The Internship has grossed $30.6m and opens in Italy.
DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo continues to roll out at a steady pace and has taken $42m by this early stage. New releases in Taiwan and Singapore should push the film past the $50m mark by Sunday. Mobius opens in Germany and Epic stands at $140.6m.
Pacific Rim is gathering pace internationally and will return an impressive number fro China, where it set an opening day record for Warner Bros on Wednesday with approximately $9m. The sci-fi has grossed $155.2m and also debuts in Scandinavia, South Africa and Israel.
Recent number one North American release The Conjuring arrives in the UK, Germany and Taiwan among a handful of others and stands at an early $16.5m.
Man Of Steel has amassed $358.3m, The Hangover Part 3 $243.5m and The Great Gatsby $190m.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Monsters University has reached $338.4m. The Lone Ranger stands at a lowly $81.8m and studio brass will look to respectable holdover business and a solid debut in Japan to send it on its way towards $100m.
Now You See Me has crossed $100m through Lionsgate International licensees and stands at more than $101.3m from 54 markets. The mystery has grossed $21m in CIS, $13.6m in the UK and $5.1m in Spain and opens this weekend in France, Mexico and Belgium.
World War Z opens through Paramount Pictures International in Spain this weekend and has amassed more than $281m.