In its second weekend the studio’s sci-fi adventure brought in a further $40.7m according to estimates to raise the international running total to $126.1m. On the same day (18) PPI registered an extraordinary achievement as Ghost Protocol crossed $100m in China.

China drove the second John Carter weekend on a $10.4m debut which makes it the second biggest launch in the territory for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. John Carter has grossed$179.3m wordlwide.

The sci-fi adventure opened in Russia on Mar 8 on what was reportedly the biggest opening day in Russian cinema history, however Disney has not supplied the opening day number at time of writing.

  • Sony Pictures Releasing International reported that the number one US release 21 Jump Street grossed $7m from its initial foray outside North America. Active on 745 screens in 11 markets, the action comedy played best in Australia where it opened top on $4.3m from 243 and ranked second in the UK on $2.5m from 406.

Romance The Vow added $2.2m from 1,175 in 24 for $43m and opened in South Korea on $1.2m from 275. It has amassed $11.7m after six weekends in Australia.

  • This Means War added $9.2m through Fox International from 4,190 screens in 58 markets for an early $69.4m running total. The action comedy arrived in Latin America and secured a number one $1.7m berth in Brazil from 314 and opened second in Mexico on $1.5m from 702.

Chronicle stands at $53.8m and opened in South Korea on $1.6m from 324. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stands at $22.6m and continues to work wonders in the UK where it grossed $2.2m in the fourth weekend for a dazzling $21.6m.

Star Wars: Episode 1 in 3D arrived in Japan on $2.2m from 617 and at $54.6m overall while We Bought A Zoo stands at $29m, The Descendants and excellent $88.1m and New Regency’s In Time $134.5m including Italy where the sci-fi thriller was released through Medusa.

  • The Devil Inside brought in an estimated $7.4m from 2,476 venues through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) as the horror film’s running total climbed to $38.1m from 40 markets. The highlight was a $3.1m number one debut in the UK and the film launched in Italy on $1.6m from 256.

GK Film’s Oscar winner Hugo added $3.4m from 1,939 locations in 36 markets where PPI is distributing for a $68m tally. DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots opened in Japan on $2.1m from 297 locations and has grossed $390.5m outside North America.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol has now crossed $100m in China where it has reached $101.5m and stands at $482.7m overall.

  • Dr Seuss’ The Lorax from Universal grossed $11.6m from 1,275 venues in 16 territories for an early tally through UPI of $14.1m. The family film opened in 10 territories including Russia where it accounted for the lion’s share of the weekend on $9.7m from 690 including previews.

Turning to Universal’s active thrillers, Contraband added $4.1m from 1,722 in 21 for $20.7m and opened in the UK on $1.1m from 412, while Safe House grossed $3.5m from 3,100 in 54 for $67m.

  • Warner Bros Pictures International’s Journey To Mysterious Island added $5m from 50 markets to reach $207m. Project X grossed $5.6m from around 1,475 screens in 26 markets for an early $14m and Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows added $2.5m from 16 markets for $315m.