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Warner Bros Pictures International executives will expect their horror
sci-fi release I Am Legend to maintain its excellent form and dominate
the competition for the fourth consecutive weekend and the fifth out
of its six-week run.
The global hit has amassed more than $221m to date and should cause a
stir when it arrives in Mexico and Brazil on Jan 18. Beowulf stands at
Expect a decent showing too from Paramount's monster movie
Cloverfield, which launches through PPI day-and-date with North
America in six territories including Australia and Hong Kong on Jan 17
and Singapore on Jan 18.
The Kite Runner on $5.3m will be looking to soar in six including
Germany, Australia, Switzerland and German-speaking Switzerland on Jan 17 and Austria and Brazil on Jan 18.
No Country For Old Men makes a highly anticipated bow in the UK on Jan
18 and the Coen Brothers neo-Western stands at $2.5m from the early
stage of release. Bee Movie stands at $143.7m.
Enchanted has amassed $153m for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
International and opens in Poland on Jan 18. National Treasure: Book
Of Secrets stands at $132m and opens in Argentina on Jan 17.
New Line International's The Golden Compass stands at more than
$240.4m and should soar past $250m this weekend.
Universal's crime drama American Gangster has taken $83.4m and arrives in five through UPI including Italy on Jan 18.
Charlie Wilson's War on $5.6m opens in four including France,
Switzerland and French-speaking Switzerland on Jan 16, while Atonement has taken a mighty $40.1m so far and should build on that with launches in four, among them Russia on Jan 17.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age on $45.6m gets two launches including Hong Kong on Jan 17.
Fox International has several big titles in active release - Alvin And
The Chipmunks, Hitman and the new romantic comedy 27 Dresses with
Knocked Up star Katherine Heigl. Executives had not returned calls at
time of writing.