Warner Bros Pictures International’s Inception will ease past $400m over the next three days and should remain in the mix despite losing its overseas crown last weekend.
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller stands at $395.8m and although it ceded authority to Paramount/PPI’s The Last Airbender it will still be a force when it opens in China. Results from that market are not expected until Monday.
Cats And Dogs 2 opens in Brazil and has grossed $6.3m to date, while the romantic comedy Going The Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long opens day-and-date with North America in Australia, Germany, Italy and Taiwan.
The Last Airbender has taken $128.6m and should rely on holdover business to push it towards the $145m mark. DreamWorks/PPI’s comedy remake Dinner For Schmucks, meanwhile, opens in the UK and Norway.
PPI unleashed the Australian action-adventure Tomorrow When The War Began in Australia and New Zealand on September 2 in what will be a litmus test for Inferno Entertainment, which holds international rights and is commencing talks with buyers in Toronto next week.
Rachel Hurd Wood stars alongside Caitlin Stasey, Lincoln Lewis, Phoebe Tonkin, Deniz Akdeniz, Ashleigh Cummings, Chris Pang and Andy Ryan in the story of high school students who return from a camping trip in the Bush to discover their country has been invaded.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Toy Story 3 remains a player and to date has amassed a staggering $612.5m. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on $106.1m opens in Germany, Spain and Austria this weekend.
Fox International launches Avatar: Special Edition in seven territories including France, Germany and Holland this weekend. The re-release has boosted Avatar’s overall international running total to $2.002bn.
Fox International Productions’ Bollywood release My Name Is Khan has grossed $37.1m and opens in Russia on September 2, while Lope arrives in Spain on September 3.
Vampires Suck has grossed an early $2.9m and opens in nine territories, among them Mexico, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. Knight And Day stands at $151.6m and The A-Team has reached $95.9m, while Marmaduke is on $41.7m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International has enjoyed a string of solid weekends of late and top brass will look to maintain momentum as the spy thriller Salt on more than $130.9m opens in most of Scandinavia and South Africa, while The Karate Kid on more than $142.5m arrives in a host of countries including Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland and Portugal. Grown Ups has taken more than $69.9m.
Universal/UPI’s comedy Get Him To The Greek has grossed $23.2m and arrives in France, Germany and Austria.
Step Up 3D has amassed $72.9m through Universal and Summit International markets. Summit International’s overseas partners release the family saga Furry Vengeance in Australia and Ghost Writer – currently on $47.7m – in Mexico.