Fox International’s Rio added a confirmed $44.9m to stay top in the third weekend and soar past $200m while Universal reported a $24m initial release for Fast & Furious Five in four territories and Sony’s Just Go With It crossed $100m.

Rio’s $44.9m haul through Fox International ensured the animated hit maintained winning ways. Active on 12,901 screens in 67 markets, the family release stands at $208.2m according to estimates and scored a memorable debut in Brazil where $6.9m from 971 delivered the industry’s third biggest launch.

It held on to number one in at least 23 markets, like France, where $3.9m from 781 in the second weekend boosted the tally to $9.6m, and Mexico, where $3.1m from 1,429 resulted in $17.9m after three.

In other third weekend business the film grossed $2m from 459 in Australia for $12.5m, $2.1m from 1,050 in China for $10.8m, $2m from 205 in Argentina for $6m, $2.3m from 872 in Russia for $22.2m, $1.5m from 937 in Germany for $8.3m and $1.5m from 946 in the UK for $12.5m. It added $2.4m from 690 in Italy for $5.9m after two weekends.

Gulliver’s Travels extracted another $2m from 631 screens in Japan to bring the tally to $6.9m as Golden Week approaches and the international running total to $183.9m.

The period romance Water For Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson began its international run proper in 13 markets day-and-date with North America, including five markets that opened last weekend, earning $1.6m from 836 screens for an early $2.7m.

Russia was the only major launch on $917,792 from 447 screens. With the cast scheduled to tour Europe later this week, numerous markets will receive the film next weekend, including Germany, Mexico and Brazil, followed by the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Holland, South Korea and Taiwan in the first weekend in May.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules added $907,571 for $4.6m. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son has grossed $43.4m, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader has reached $311.9m and Black Swan stands at $190.9m.

  • Returning to Universal Pictures International’s Fast Five, the action film kicked off its overseas rollout in fine style, claiming $24m from 957 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea for Universal’s biggest debut for the franchise in each of the four markets.

Fast & Furious Five roared into Australia with an extraordinary $10.7m from 229 for the studio’s biggest ever launch there, beating the arrival of Thor himself. Fast Five took $8.8m from 434 in the UK, $3.4m from 239 in South Korea and $950,000 from 55 in New Zealand.

The film is scheduled to open around the world over the next two weeks and pulls up into 10 territories next weekend including Germany, Russia and Spain. 

Hop grossed $10.2m from 4,400 venues in 53 territories for $46.7m. The family film arrived in 10 territories and Brazil was the top market with a number three launch on $1m from 296.

Spain generated a further $1.4m from 360 for $3.1m after 10 days and Mexico brought in $1.3m from 500 for $4.6m after the same amount of time.

Paul added $3m from 1,000 in 21 for $45.1m. Australia is the leading holdover on $1.1m from 194 for $4.6m after 11 days, while Germany generated $1.1m from 400 for $3.7m after two weekends. There are 34 territories to go over the next several months.  

Scream 4, which Universal is releasing in Spain, opened on Wednesday and ranked seventh on $1.3m from 319 including previews. The Adjustment Bureau added $700,000 from 700 in 38 for $52m and stands at $2.2m in Mexico after four weekends. The Eagle has reached $6.8m from two Universal markets so far – the UK is on $4.6m after 31 days and Spain is on $2.2m after 17 days.

  • Red Riding Hood grossed a confirmed $9.4m through Warner Bros Pictures International from 2,965 screens in 43 territories as the running total climbed to $34.6m. The film opened in second place in Mexico behind Rio on $1.3m from 444 and added $570,000 in the UK from 404 for $3.1m after two weekends.

Arthur opened in the UK on $1.3m from 437 and $1.4m in Australia from 227, taking $3.1m overall for an early $4m from seven markets. Sucker Punch added $3.2m from 3,235 in 52 markets for an even $50m and stands at $5.7m in China after two weekends, $4.7m in France and $3.6m in the UK. The Rite stands at $63m.

  • Scream 4 grossed $8.9m through The Weinstein Company licensees as the tally rose to $35.5m. The horror spoof opened in Spain on $909,152 from 318 through Wide and in the second weekend added $1.8m from 440 in France through SND for $6.5m and $1.2m from 416 in the UK through Entertainment for $6.6m. CIS stands at $3.8m through Central Partnership and the film stands at $3.4m in Australia through Village Roadshow and has amassed the same amount in Brazil through Swen. Mexico has generated $1.6m through Swen and Italy stands at $1.5m through MovieMax.
  • Paramount Pictures International unleashed Marvel Studios’ Thor in Australia and the distributor reported a $5.7m confirmed haul from 220 to rank second behind Fast & Furious Five. It expands into a wide international release next weekend, one week ahead of the North American debut. Japan will receive the film on Jul 2.

“Australian audiences have responded very positively to the release of Thor this weekend which bodes extremely well for its wide international release next weekend,” PPI head Andrew Cripps said. “We are delighted with these results and thrilled to be ahead of the global smash Iron Man’s opening weekend in Australia.”

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never grossed $870,756 from 788 in 24 as the tally climbed to $24.2m. Rango stands at $117.4m and No Strings Attached has mustered $75m.

  • Summit International reported that Source Code grossed $5.1m from approximately 1,500 screens in 32 markets as the tally climbed to $27m. The thriller opened in France, Belgium, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Just Go With It passed $100m as the rom-com added a confirmed $2.9m from 1,329 screens for $102.6m through Sony Pictures Releasing International, making this Adam Sandler’s biggest overseas hit behind Grown Ups and his fifth film to cross the milestone internationally.

Battle: LA added $2.9m from 1,149and the international running total stands at $115.4m.