Michael Jackson’s This Is It will dominate the international landscape this weekend if the $12.7m opening day gross through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) is anything to go by.
The tribute film launched in 99 countries on Wednesday , taking $1.9m in the UK, $1.4m in France, $1.2m in Japan, $1.1m in Germany, $730,000 in China, $490,000 in Sweden, $390,000 in Holland, $370,000 in Mexico, $350,000 in Brazil, and $330,000 in Australia.
The film opened in a further ten territories on Thursday and has amassed more than $20.1m worldwide factoring in the $7.4m North American opening day.
Latest data from SPRI puts Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs on $44.2m, The Ugly Truth on $102.3m, Julie & Julia on $21m, District 9 on $81.6m through all distributors, The Taking Of Pelham 123 on $83.5m, and Zombieland on $8.9m.
Disney/Pixar’s Up will relinquish its number one berth this weekend and has amassed more than $325m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.
Lakeshore Entertainment’s Fame remake added a further $4.8m last weekend to stand at $39.5m and $61.7m worldwide.
Summit International’s thriller Knowing on $103.2m opens in China this weekend. Astro Boy has amassed an early $9.6m.
Unversal/UPI’s 9 arrives in the UK on October 30, while Coraline opens in Singapore on October 28, Inglourious Basterds storms into in South Korea on October 29, Cirque du Freak:The Vampire’s Assistant opens in Mexico on October 30, and Sin Nombre debuts in Spain on October 30
Paramount/PPI’s Dance Flick arrives in three, kicking off with France and Belgium on October 28 followed by Spain on October 30. Prime Mover opens in Australia on October 29 and Imagine That reaches Germany on October 29.
Fox International launches the Fox International Productions Japanese adaptation of Sideways in Japan on October 31. 500 Days Of Summer opens in Mexico and has amassed $17.8m to date, while Aliens In The Atticon $32.7m opens in France and Jennifer’s Body on $7.2m arrives in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. Ice Age 3 has reached $683.7m.