Both PPI’s Thor and UPI’s Fast & Furious Five have already crossed $100m overseas and are expected to dominate the landscape this weekend.
Marvel Studios’ Thor has surged to $124.9m heading into the second wide weekend and usurping it from the throne will prove a formidable task, especially given that it opens in China.
That said, Universal’s heist thriller (pictured) has raced to $100.3m and launches in 45 markets. The crowd-pleaser should have the muscle to make an impact and big things are expected in Brazil, where the story takes place, not to mention France, Mexico, Italy, Argentina, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa.
Universal’s stoner comedy Your Highness arrives in New Zealand and the thriller Hanna arrives in the UK.
Fox International’s hit animation Rio has amassed $268.1m and should have little trouble crossing $280m en route to the magical $300m milestone.
The romance Water For Elephants opens in around 24 markets including the UK, France, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, Holland and Singapore.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s comedy remake Arthur lands in Germany this weekend.
Sony Pictures Releasing International unleashes the supernatural action film Priest starring Paul Bettany in the UK, Russia and Spain following the world premiere in Russia last week. Thriller The Roommate opens in Belgium
Just Go With Itfinished last weekend on $107.6m and Battle: LA stood at $118m.