International preview: Fox International’s smash is expected to reach the milestone by Friday and could cross $100m in China as early as Saturday.
The film had amassed $190m through Wednesday and $85m in China by the same point heading into what is expected to be a strong second weekend in the Asian market following that extraordinary record-breaking first six days.
Chronicle stands at $57.7m and opens in Germany, Austria and Denmark, This Means War on $89.1m arrives in Italy and Japan, We Bought A Zoo on $32.9m opens in France and Cristiada debuts in Mexico.
Universal/UPI unleashes Battleship in 24 further territories this weekend when it is projected to bring in approximately $23m. It took $3m on the Wednesday opening day in China for the studio’s best debut ever in the market. Russia’s Thursday opening day was estimated to gross $2.1m.
As of Wednesday the action saga was on active duty in 28 international territories and stood at $72.2m not including Russia.
American Pie: Reunion on $45.7m arrives in Brazil while Big Miracle and Intruders open in Mexico and Marley opens in the UK.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s Nicholas Sparks romance The Lucky One starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling arrives in Australia, New Zealand and a few markets in Asia this weekend day-and-date with North America. Wrath Of The Titans will cross $200m this weekend.
Sony Pictures Releasing International opens The Pirates! Band Of Misfits in a further 14 territories this weekend, including Mexico and Argentina.
Eu Receberia As Piores Noticias Dos Seus Lindos Labios (I’d Receive the Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips) opens in Brazil and 21 Jump Street arrives in India and Sweden.