It’s time for summer’s last blockbuster as Paramount Pictures International launches GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra in 35 international territories day-and-date with its domestic launch.
The major markets include UK/Ireland, France, Spain, Russia, Australia, Japan, China, Korea, Mexico and Brazil. In all, it will be in about 6,000 screens in these 35 international markets.
It’s not a blanket release like some other summer juggernauts — Potter, Ice Age 3, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen — because that still leaves 28 markets to open, including Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures International has animated Coraline moving into Australia and New Zealand and Public Enemies continuing its rollout into Germany, Austria, Portugal, Iceland and India. The John Dillinger biopic starring Johnny Depp has already crossed $55m internationally.
20th Fox International International has romantic drama Adam opening on Friday in the UK, on 32 prints. The film had a respectable specialty opening in its domestic launch last week, and British leading man Hugh Dancy might fare even better on home turf. Dancy plays the titular Adam, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome who strikes up a relationship with his neighbour (Rose Byrne) in New York City.
The new Fox expansions this weekend are Aliens In The Attic into Indonesia, Dragonball: Evolution into India, and The Secret Life Of Bees into Brazil. And as of August 4, Ice Age 3 stands at $555.2m; Marley and Me is still nearing that $100m mark, at $99.6m; Night At The Museum 2 stands at $221.4m, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is at a cume of $183.4m, and Taken has taken $74.4m.
For Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, Holocaust drama The Boy In Striped Pyjamas finally moves into Japan; Sandra Bullock rom-com The Proposal expands to Chile and Finland and Pixar’s animated hit Up hits China and Singapore. Disney’s current international cumes are G-Force on $18.9m, The Proposal on $84.6m and Up on $89.9m.
Warner no major territory launches this weekend. The Hangover’s international box office cume stands at $111.7m, and Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince is at $515m going into the weekend.
Sony Pictures Releasing International has The Taking of Pelahm 1 2 3 expanding into Denmark, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Sweden and Vietnam.