UPDATE: Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World has drawn first blood from its initial foray into 33 territories this weekend, racing to an estimated $45.2m from the first three days to outpace the original almost everywhere.
The superhero saga has already reached $7.8m in the UK, $5.8m in France, $4.1m in Germany, $2.9m in Australia and $2.6m in both South Korea and the Philippines.
Thor 2 stands at $1.9m in Mexico, $1.6m in Brazil, $1.6m in Spain, $1.5m in both Russia and Malaysia and $1.2m in both Sweden and Singapore.
Disney’s Planes has amassed $121.3m and there are no major releases for the animation this weekend.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s global hit Gravity has grossed $181.8m through Warner Bros Pictures International and is expected to cross $200m by Sunday.
Captain Phillips weighs anchor in 17 new markets including Italy. Sony Pictures Releasing International reports an early $32.5m running total for the true-life Somali hijack thriller.
Stalingrad has amassed $47.5m from Russia and Ukraine and after two days has already become the biggest release of a Russian film in China.
The historical film grossed an estimated $1.8m on opening day Thursday and a further $1.6m on Friday from 7,013 screens for an early $3.4m, sources said on Friday. Hotel Transylvania also arrives in China and stands at an even $200m.
2 Guns has taken $37.6m through SPRI and joins fellow debutant One Direction: This Is Us in Japan. The SXSW hit Drinking Buddies opens in the UK.
Fox International launches Philomena starring Judi Dench and co-screenwriter and producer Steve Coogan in the UK. Stephen Frears directed the recent Venice world premiere.
Turbo has reached $167.7m and The Wolverine $277.9m.
Meanwhile the independent projectEnder’s Game licensed internationally through Sierra/Affinity is set to arrive in Russia and Italy day–and-date with this weekend’s US launch through Lionsgate-Summit.
The young adult adaptation opened in the UK last weekend through eOne for $1.9m. By last weekend it stood at $2.9m from the first few territories.
Latest figures from Lionsgate International put Prisoners at $42.8m, Escape Plan at $29m with a launch in China on October 29, Last Stand at an early $33.1m and Now You See Me at $230.7m.