Sony’s action caper tale is likely to overthrow Disney’s Tangled as the international champion, although the latter is expected to soar past $200m.
The Green Hornet opens in more than 30 territories day-and-date with North America, among them the UK, Germany, France and Spain.
Elsewhere on the Sony Pictures Releasing International slate, top brass expect another good weekend for GK Film’s mystery TheTourist, which has crossed $100m overseas and arrives in Mexico and a handful of other markets.
Meanwhile the musical Burlesque opens in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Argentina. The Social Network arrives in Japan.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International executives reported that Tangled stood at a little over $195m while Tron: Legacy was poised on $154.8m and opens this weekend in China and Portugal.
The distributor will launch the Indian co-production Once Upon A Warrioron Jan 14 and Ghilbi Studio’s TheBorrowers in France and Taiwan.
Fox International’s Gulliver’sTravels has amassed $85m to date and arrives in Brazil and three other markets this weekend.
Love And Other Drugs opens in around ten including Germany, Spain and South Korea and stands at $23.6m. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader stands at $245.1m. Conviction arrives in the UK and Unstoppable on $69.9m opens in Argentina
The King’s Speech is enjoying an extraordinary run internationally through FilmNation and PPI and has grossed more than $23.4m from four territories so far.
The Golden Globe nominee has raced to $9.3m in the UK through Momentum following last weekend’s mighty launch, and stands at $2.7m in Spain and $565,000 in Greece. It has grossed $10.8m in Australia through PPI.
Little Fockers has grossed $117.7m through PPI and the comedy arrives in Italy and Sweden. DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind on $150.4m opens in South Korea.
Morning Glory has taken $3.3m and opens in eight including Germany, Russia, Switzerland, German-speaking Switzerland and Austria.
Comedy The Dilemma opens day-and-date with North America in Australia and New Zealand through Universal/UPI.
Devil has taken $23.8m and opens in Germany and Austria. Last Night opens in Russia and Back To The Future is re-released in Argentina.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 stands at $642m through Warner Bros Pictures International. Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama Hereafter has taken $9m and Yogi Bear on an early $7.7m arrives in Australia and Italy.