Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2 stormed across the world, grossing an estimated $100.2m through PPI from 6,764 sites in 53 territories.
It opened top in 52 of the markets and set a string of records. Highlights include $12.2m in the UK from 528 sites including $1.4m in previews; and a $10.8m launch in South Korea in 855.
The film took $8.8m in Australia from 251 and $8.2m in France from 722, and set a live-action record for Paramount in Russia on $8.2m from 650.
Mexico generated $7.3m from 492 as well as the biggest opening day Friday in history, Brazil $ 5.2m from 350 and Italy $4.6m from 390 and Spain $3.9m from 547.
Elsewhere Iron Man 2 grossed $3.3m in Taiwan from 60, $2.4m in the Philippines from 118, $2m in Singapore from 25 for the second biggest three-day launch in industry history, and $1.8m in Malaysia from 87 in the fourth biggest industry launch and the biggest yet for a Marvel film.
Imax set a new international record with $2.25m from 48 screens for a $47,000 per-screen average, beating the previous best of $2.1m held by Transformers 2.
Iron Man opens next weekend in China, Germany and German-speaking Europe. Japan follows on June 11. This was the first release of a Marvel film since Disney acquired the company.
How To Train Your Dragon crossed $200m as $6.7m from 5,687 sites in 60 territories boosted the tally to $203m. Shutter Island added $2m – $1.8m from the 50 territories where Paramount is distributing the film – and stands at $163.7m overall and $121.5m from Paramount territories.
- Alice In Wonderland is on the cusp of $600m after adding $22.5m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, raising the tally to $591m. The Golden Week holiday in Japan drove weekend business and accounted for $12.7m. The film has generated $69.7m in Japan.
Alice added $4.3m in Brazil in the second weekend and $3.3m in Spain in the third weekend. The film is now the 13th biggest release overseas. The global tally has reached $920.7m and Alice is the 12th biggest release in the worldwide pantheon. The Last Song opened top in Germany on $1.2m and stands at $11.2m overall internationally.
- Clash Of The Titans grossed a further $18.4m through Warner Bros Pictures International to reach $273.8m after five weekends. It added $2.2m in Japan from 481 for $8.2m after two and $2m in Mexico from 764 for $17.2m after three.
Fox International’s Date Night grossed $4m from 2,609 screens in 48 markets for $35m. Avatar stands at $1.977bn.
- Kick-Ass added $1.5m through UPI from 2,500 sites and has amassed $23.9m. It ranks eighth in the UK on $16.8m. Lionsgate pre-sold the bulk of international markets.
Nanny Mcphee And The Big Bang grossed $1.5m from 2,245 venues in 22 markets for $49.4M including France, where the film is distributed by Studio Canal. The UK running total is $23.7m.
Green Zone has taken $37.1m through Universal markets and the highest grossing territories are the UK on $8.6m, Australia on $6m, Spain on $4.3m, and Germany on $3m. Heartbreaker (L’arnacœur), Universal’s co-production with Quad, moved up to seventh place in its seventh weekend in France, where it has taken $24.3m and remains the biggest French film of 2010 and Universal’s biggest French hit.
- Sony Pictures Releasing International’s The Bounty Hunter stands at $61.5m, The Back-Up Plan has taken an early $2m, and the Brazilian hit Chico Xavier has reached $15m in the territory.