Blue Sky Studios’ family animation takes off in approximately 45 territories and should have little trouble soaring to the top of the charts in a number of territories.
Fox International has plotted a wide release one week ahead of the North American launch and significantly this includes a number of key piracy markets such as China, the UK, Russia and Spain.
Elsewhere Rio will touch down in Brazil – where the story takes place – as well as Australia, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, Taiwan, Singapore, South Africa and Sweden.
Fox’s other active exports, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and Black Swan, stand at $38.7m and $186.1m, respectively.
Sucker Punch claimed Hollywood’s international crown last weekend and has grossed $23.7m to date. The fantasy action opens through Warner Bros Pictures International in South Korea and Australia this weekend. New Line’s supernatural thriller The Rite stands at $57m, Red Riding Hood $15.5m and Hall Pass $22m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s Battle: LA had amassed $96.1m by the end of last weekend and will ease past $100m in the next few days, if it has not already done so.
Rom-com Just Go With It reached $76.3m by the start of the week and opens in eight territories including India, New Zealand and Belgium, while horror release The Roommate arrives in the UK and three other markets.
Paramount/PPI’s animated hit Rango stands at $109.2m, while the Australian action smash Tomorrow When The War Began opens in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. Comedy Morning Glory on $25.3m arrives in France and concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never opens in Australia and Denmark and stands at $16.6m.
Universal/UPI’s family animation Hop has its work cut out for it against Rio and stands at an early $8.8m as it prepares to debut in six territories including Australia and New Zealand.
Sci-fi comedy Paul arrives in South Korea and stands at $33.1m, while UPI launches C’e Chi Dice No in Italy, The Eagle in Spain, Pirammmida in Russia and The Troll Hunter in Germany.
The stoner comedy Your Highness boasts a suitably regal pedigree in the form of Oscar winner Natalie Portman and Oscar nominee James Franco and launches day-and-date with North America in Romania and Iceland.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International pushes DreamWorks’ action film I Am Number Four into France and Spain this weekend and the film stands at $75.3m. With Brazil and Japan still to come it has a chance of reaching $100m by the end of its run.
The animated smash Tangled has amassed $379m and has grossed more overseas than any other release this year so far on $272m.
Summit International’s sci-fi thriller Source Code opened in the CIS last weekend on $2.6m and has amassed approximately $5.7m so far. The film will be in action in a further 12 territories this weekend, including Brazil and Turkey.
Lionsgate reports that the comedy Killers has amassed $51m internationally.