Warner Bros’ overseas champion The Final Destination will be showered with Sony’s challenger Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs this weekend.
Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) releases its animated family film day-and-date with North America in 23 territories.
The film opened in Mexico on September 16, and will be followed by Middle Eastern territories on September 17 and the UK a day later.
Meanwhile The Final Destination has grossed more than $55.6m through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) and New Line International’s independent distributor network.
SPRI’s romantic comedy The Ugly Truth on an early $3.4m arrives in Russia, South Korea and Japan this weekend, while the lighthearted drama Julie & Juliaopens in France, French-speaking Switzerland and Argentina.
The Taking Of Pelham 123 stands at $56.4m and will be stopping in Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland, while the action release District 9 has amassed $35.7m through all distributors and opens in French-speaking Switzerland.
Inglourious Basterds stands at $104.1m through Universal/UPI and opens in Singapore, Israel and Lebanon on September 17 followed by Spain a day later.
Funny People has reached $9.9m and launches in seven new territoties, among them Germany on September 17, Switzerland and German-speaking Switzerland the same day, and Austria on September 18.
Fox International’s hopes of crossing $200m with X-Men Origins: Wolverine look slim as the superhero spin-off heads into the second weekend of release in Japan, its final market.
Thus far the film has grossed a nonetheless impressive $186.8m. According to some estimates the studio may have lost up to 20% of its potential global box office revenues due to the online piracy leak last April. The global tally stands at $368m.
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, on the other hand, is an unqualified success story and has reached $667.9m.
Family title Aliens In The Attic on $22.9m opens in New Zealand on September 17 and Poland a day later, while the romance 500 Days of Summer opens in Australia on September 17 and stands at $4.2m.
Paramount/PPI’s GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra launches in Greece on September 17 and has grossed $145.7m. Imagine That debuts in four territories including Australia on September 17 and most of Scandinavia a day later.