Thor grossed $8m from its opening days in 25 markets through Paramount Pictures International for a $23m international running total including Australia and previews in the UK, Italy and elsewhere.
Among the highlights are $3.9m from two days in the UK including Monday previews; $1.55m in France on opening day and $2.9m from the first two days; $1.5m in Germany including Wednesday previews; and $1m from the opening day in Russia rising to $1.4m including previews.
Elsewhere the god of thunder amassed $725,000 from South Korea; $260,000 from Malaysia for Marvel Studios’ biggest non-holiday opening day; $200,000 from opening day in Hong Kong; and $110,000 from its first day in Argentina. After one week in Australia the total box office exceeds $9.7m.
Thor opens in more than 20 markets today  and will be active in 56 markets this weekend heading into public holiday Monday in many markets.
Meanwhile Rio stood at an excellent $213.9m through Fox International by the end of Monday and could breeze past the $240m mark in the coming days.
Fox’s period romance Water For Elephants stands at an early $2.9m and opens in around ten territories including Brazil, Germany and Mexico. The Fox Searchlight comedy Cedar Rapids opens in the UK.
Universal’s Fast & Furious Five has grossed $34.6m through Universal Pictures International to date and is expected to follow up last weekend’s dazzling initial forays by launching in a further 11 markets including Germany, Russia and Spain.
Summit International’s Source Code stands at $28.4m and opens this weekend through licensees in Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland, India and Vietnam. Horror tale I Spit On Your Grave arrives in Peru and Bolivia.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s African Cats opens in Argentina. Latest data puts Gnomeo & Juliet on $34m, the DreamWorks action title I Am Number Four on $87.1m, Mars Needs Moms on $18.3m and Winnie The Pooh on $3.4m. Tangled stands at $386m.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s Hall Pass stands at $31m, while Red Riding Hood has generated $39.3m, Sucker Punch $51.4m and The Rite $63.3m.
By the end of last Sunday  Sony Pictures Releasing International’s Just Go With It had amassed $103.7m while Battle LA stood at $115.7m.