Lionsgate top brass will expect the spirits to favour Saw 3D in a tantalising weekend carve-up against Paramount / PPI’s reigning international champion Paranormal Activity 2.
Saw 3D launches day-and-date with North America in around two dozen territories, among them the UK, Australia, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sweden.
Meanwhile Paranormal Activity 2 stands at $30.3m and will open in six new territories this week including Hong Kong.
DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind featuring a voice cast of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fay opens ahead of North America in the high piracy markets Russia and the Ukraine.
Jackass 3D arrives in seven including German-speaking Europe, the Netherlands and Singapore. PPI opens Made In Dagenham in Australia and New Zealand, while Extreme Happiness arrives in Brazil.
Fox International’s Just Wright opens in Germany. Vampires Suck stands at $38.7m and sinks its teeth into Poland and Venezuela, while When Love Comes opens in Taiwan.
My Name Is Khan has amassed $37.3m and Knight & Day stands at $177.5m. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has grossed $62.9m. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid has grossed $11.1m and opens in France and Mexico.
Summit International distributors release Red in Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Estonia, and Vietnam. The film has taken more than $15m to date.
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole stands at $53.6m and touches down in Italy, France and South Korea. The Town on $34.4m and ventures into Spain, Mexico and Brazil.
Life As We Know It stands at $17.9m and Inception has amassed $524.7m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s The Social Network has grossed more than $32.1m and gets a big push in Australia and Russia as well as around 25 smaller markets, among them Singapore, Belgium and the UAE.
Open Season 3 opens in Mexico, The Other Guys in France and Please Give in Brazil. Easy A is in its infancy and opens in Spain and a few others. Takers opens in seven including Germany.
UPI’s Despicable Me has soared past $200m and stands at $210.9m with launches this weekend set for Belgium and Cyprus. The Kids Are All Right arrives in the UK, while Scott Pilgrim Vs The World opens in Brazil and Sweden.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s comedy You Again stands at $38m, while The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is on $151.7m and Toy Story 3 has reached $646.4m.