The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rolled out in the first of its 15 territories through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend, setting record opening days for 2014 in the UK, Germany, Australia and Belgium.
The superhero sequel – opening a full two weeks ahead of North America on May 2 – grossed an estimated $2.73m in the UK and $190,000 in Belgium on Wednesday, followed by $1.44m in Australia and $1.1m in Germany on Thursday.
The webslinger is set to arrive this weekend in Mexico, Spain, Sweden and Denmark, among others.
SPRI opens the Faith-based film Heaven Is For Real day-and-date with North America in six territories: Ghana, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Poland, the Philippines and New Zealand.
Another superhero will continue to be in action as Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier surges towards the $400m mark.
The film has grossed $342.6m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and opens in its final market of Japan.
Frozen has grossed $719.5m, Muppets Most Wanted $16.5m and opens in Spain, Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy $29.7m and Need For Speed more than $152.8m through WDSMPI and Mister Smith markets, of which approximately $112m comes from WDSMPI. The action film opens in South Korea and Thailand.
The Disneynature release Bears opens in several territories day-and-date with North America.
Fox International’s current box office champion Rio 2 has raced to $138.8m and opens this weekend in Italy, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Cope De Elite opens in Brazil and The Grand Budapest Hotel opens in Taiwan and the Philippines and stands at $66.2m.
As of last Sunday (April 13) Summit’s Divergent has reached $57m through Lionsgate International licensees and opens in Brazil and Argentina through IDC and South Korea via Joycontents.
Noah stands at $166m through Paramount Pictures International.