After making a stronger start internationally than domestically last weekend, Sex And The City 2 will be hoping to score again at the international box office this weekend as it expands into six more major markets.
The Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) romantic comedy opened in France and Australia on Wednesday (June 2) and Russia on Thursday (June 3) and arrives in Spain, Japan and Mexico on Friday (June 4).
As of Thursday the sequel had grossed $34.9m from the international marketplace, where it started last weekend in four major territories and 13 other markets.
Last weekend’s international leader, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, opens on Friday in Brazil, its last major market. Though it too opened below expectations in the US, the fantasy adventure is looking strong globally, having grossed $114m to date from international, according to distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI).
Two comedies opening in the US this weekend are also making their debuts internationally.
Fox International’s family romp Marmaduke opens in Russia on Thursday and in Brazil on Friday. Universal/UPI’s raunchy Get Him To The Greek arrives in Russia on Thursday as well.
The UK gets two new studio films this weekend. Death At A Funeral, from Sony Pictures Releasing International, opened on Wednesday and Paramount/PPI’s DreamWorks title She’s Out Of My League (with $11.2m from international so far) enters the market on Friday.
Italy likewise gets two new Hollywood offerings. Fox International’s Gentlemen Broncos and Universal/UPI’s Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang (with $51.4m internationally to date) both open in the territory on Friday.
Elsewhere, Universal/UPI’s Repo Men ($3.4m international to date) opens in Germany on Thursday; the same studio launches Kick-Ass ($26m international to date) in Spain on Friday; and Fox International releases Legion ($24.5m international to date) in Australia on Thursday.
WBPI reported international grosses to date of $321.6m for Clash Of The Titans and $36m for A Nightmare On Elm Street.
WDSMPI said Alice In Wonderland has reached $675.8m internationally.