Up swept past $300m at the international box office on Thursday [October 22] and will be among the vanguard of Hollywood overseas releases this weekend.
The Pixar film stands at $300.6m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) and has a good chance of staying atop the pack if as expected it delivers solid holdover business.
WDSMPI’s sci-fi thriller Surrogates, meanwhile, has passed the $50m mark and should make some decent gains with Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, New Zealand and Thailand all set to go this weekend.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s romantic comedy The Ugly Truth could cross $100m this weekend with solid holds expected to boost the $94.1m running total.
Elsewhere Sony’s Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs stands at $35m and opens in France, Russia, and a smattering of Latin American markets. Drama Julie & Julia on $16.2m arrives in Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland, Mexico, India and New Zealand, while thriller remake The Taking Of Pelham 123 alights in China.
The sci-fi action hit District 9 has amassed $77m industry-wide and horror-road movie Zombieland has grossed an early $6.9m and opens this weekend in Scandinavia. Fantasy The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus opens in Spain.
Lakeshore Entertainment’s Fameadded a further $7.2m last weekend and currently stands at more than $34.5m internationally and $56.2m worldwide.
The dance remake opened in second place in Norway and Finland and has grossed an extraordinary $21.7m in the UK, $5.1m in Australia, $4m in France after two weeks, $3.7m in South Korea, $2.1m in Italy and $900,000 in Belgium.
Universal/UPI’s Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant opens day-and-date with North American in Russia on October 2 and the UK a day later. Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterdsstands at $168.4m and Fighting has grossed $7.7m and launches in South Korea on October 22
Fox International’s Fantastic Mr Fox opens nationwide in the UK following the world premiere opening night screening at the 53rd The Times BFI London Film Festival.
Comedy horror Jennifer’s Body opens in France, Belgium and Brazil and to date has grossed $4.8m. The indie romance 500 Days Of Summer arrives in Germany, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Austria and stands at $15.5m, while the comedy All About Steve lands in Australia
Horror release The Final Destination has reached $102m through Warner Bros Pictures International and New Line International’s network of distributors.
Staying with horror, Saw VI goes on wide release in North America this weekend and opens through Mandate Interantional in the UK, Australia, Mexico, Greece, Poland, New Zealand, Romania and Venezuela.
Summit International’s Japanese animated children’s adaptation Astro Boy opens day-and-date with North America in C.I.S. and Taiwan and in China and Hong Kong through other distributors. Summit’s Red Cliff arrives in Italy.