Can Fox International’s Black Swan rule for a second consecutive weekend as it bears down on $100m? It stands a good chance, although there are going to be several major scraps in key markets.
Darren Aronofsky’s psychodrama stands at more than $75.7m and arrives in Spain, Italy and Argentina — more than enough new ammunition to propel the film past $90m and ensure it puts up a fight to hold on to the overseas crown.
Swan’s chief competition may well come from its Fox stablemate 127 Hours, which has climbed to an early $18.3m and opens in 17 territories, among them Germany, Russia, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa and Singapore.
Fox also opens Big Momma: Like Father, Like Son day-and-date with North America in the UK. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader stands at $275.3m. Gulliver’s Travels opens across most of Scandinavia and stands at $150.4m. Unstoppable has amassed $87.3m.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s (WDSMPI) Tangled pushed Swan all the way in a tight contest last weekend and will still have plenty of fuel in the tank. It is already one of Disney’s biggest animation releases on $315m.
WDSMPI releases its first DreamWorks title pursuant to the parties’ distribution deal, kicking off with the action vehicle I Am Number Four for Britain’s Alex Pettyfer. It opens in Argentina and five others.
Gnomeo And Juliet ventures into several territories, among them Australia and France. Red has grossed $12.1m through WDSMPI territories and Tron: Legacy stands at $215.6m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International opens The Green Hornet in Brazil and executives will expecte a useful boost to the on $106.8m running total. Vikrutasy opens in its native Russia. The Oscar nominated documentary InsideJob opens in the UK, Australia, Brazil and Sweden. Burlesque stands at $45.5m.
Universal / UPI drops Paul into the UK this weekend in what will be a key litmus test for the comedy. Underwater adventure Sanctum opens in New Zealand and stands at $6.1m through UPI and more than $22.3m through FilmNation licensees. Dschungelkund opens in German–speaking Europe.
Paramont / PPI’s rom-com No Strings Attached has grossed $11.3m from the early stages and opens in around 10 including Germany, France, Hong Kong
True Grit expands into Italy and South Africa and the western has amassed $17.9m to date. The concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never opens in the UK.