Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) has a promising weekend ahead with 15 launches for its sci-fi thriller Surrogates and further solid business expected for Up.
Surrogates has taken an early $16.2m and highlights from this weekend’s debuts should come from South Korea and Singapore on October 1 followed a day later by Mexico and Sweden.
Pixar’s Up is the current number one Hollywood release overseas and has amassed $219.1m. The 3D release of Pixar’s Toy Story, meanwhile, opens day-and-date with North America in the UK and Russia.
The family release G-Force on $94.6m touches down in Greece and romantic comedy The Proposal on $141.5m opens in France.
Romantic comedy The Ugly Truth launches through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend in Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland, Taiwan and Holland, among others, and has grossed $55m to date.
Meanwhile the animated family release Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, the number one North American film for the last two weekends, has grossed $13.4m from the early stages of release and opens in Argentina and Singapore on October 1 followed by Brazil and India a day later.
Elsewhere the comedy Year One arrives in Russia on October 1, football drama The Damned Unitedopens in Spain on October 2, and the horror-comedy Zombielandgets its first launch day-and-date with North America in Estonia.
Latest figures put the sci-fi action District 9 on an industry-wide $56.7m, the lighthearted drama Julie & Julia on $8.2m, and thriller The Taking Of Pelham 123 on an even $70m.
Inglourious Basterds is charging up the ranks for Universal/UPI and stands at $132.6m, with three debuts set this weekend including Italy and India on October 2.
The Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention Of Lying opens day-and-date with North America in the UK through UPI on October 2 and is expected to perform strongly.
Comedy Land Of The Lost on $16.3m launches in five including Germany on October 1, while Funny People has grossed $14.6m so far and opens in Singapore and Greece on October 1 followed by Mexico on October 2. Broken Embracesdebuts in Argentina on October 1.
Fox International’s horror-comedy Jennifer’s Body opens in four territories, among them Russia and Argentina on October 1 followed by Mexico a day later.
The romantic comedy hit 500 Days Of Summer on $9.3m opens in France on September 30 and New Zealand on October 1, while family release Aliens In The Attic has amassed $27.8m and arrives in eight key markets.
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs has amassed a staggering $678.6m and the final figure for the comedy Bride Wars is $55.9m.
Summit International’s sci-fi horror Pandorum opens in the UK, France and Italy this weekend and in German-speaking Europe.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s The Final Destination has amassed $86.8m through the studio’s international distribution network and New Line International’s distributors.
Comedy hit The Hangover stands at $182.2m and Steven Soderbergh’s crime caper The Informant! opens in France.
Paramount/PPI’s Dance Flick has grossed $4.6m from the early stages and opens in three including Russia on October 1. The comedy Imagine That arrives in France and Belgium on September 30, while Steven Soderbergh’s Che Guevara biopic Che Parts 1and 2land in Australia on October 1.
The Spanish-language La Maquina De Pintar Nubes opens in Spain on October 2.