DreamWorks’ Need For Speed has raced to more than $51m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) and Mister Smith markets and enters its second session looking favourite to stay top.
The action film (pictured) pulls into New Zealand and Trinidad through WDSMPI and, crucially, a further 16 markets through Mister Smith licensees that sees debuts in Germany through Constantin, Poland through Monolith and Denmark through Nordisk.
A strong launch in Germany combined with what is expected to be a solid second session in China could be enough for Need For Speed to stay top, given that Summit-Lionsgate’s Divergent soft launches in a slew of minor markets – although they will pack a punch.
Frozen stands at $637.2m through WDSMPI with all markets opened and Muppets Most Wanted arrives day-and-date with North America in Mexico, Colombia, Poland and a handful of other markets. Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy has grossed $20.3m.
The aforementioned Divergent – the latest Young Adult adaption from Summit-Lionsgate – opens day-and-date with North America in around 18 Lionsgate International markets.
The YA hopeful arrives in Hong Kong via DeltaMac, Malaysia through Golden Screen, Philippines through Pioneer and Singapore via Golden Village, as well as a further 14 markets.
Pompeii stands at $60.8m and arrives in Australia and New Zealand through Icon. Prisoners opens in Peru through Sarava. 12 Years A Slave stands at $115.9m.
300: Rise Of An Empire has amassed $173.5m through Warner Bros Pictures International and remains potent, while Gravity stands at $441.7m, The Lego Movie $143m and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $688.6m.
MGM and Columbia Pictures’ RoboCop reboot has grossed more than $180m, of which more than $148.5m comes from Sony Pictures Releasing International.
The latter opens Her in nine mostly central and Latin American territories. Rom-com About Last Night arrives in the UK.
Fox International opens The Grand Budapest Hotel in 10 markets including Spain, Argentina, Singapore and Hong Kong. The comedy has grossed $21.2m.
David Mackenzie’s prison drama Starred Up with fast-rising actor Jack O’Connell arrives in the UK.
Rio 2 opens in the high-piracy market Russia three week ahead of the North American debut on April 11 and should deliver a notable result.
As reported previously on this site, Paramount and Regency Enterprises’ Noah from Darren Aronofsky arrives this weekend in South Korea and Mexico through Paramount Pictures International.
The Biblical epic starring Russell Crowe scored the biggest opening day of the year-to-date in South Korea on an estimated $1.1m from 730 screens.