DreamWorks Animation’s latest release stands at $104.9m through Paramount Pictures International and crossed the milestone on Wednesday (13) after less than a week in release in most of the initial wave of 28 territories.
Now the emphasis will be on consolidating the early gains and PPI executives will look to robust launches in around 14 territories this weekend including South Africa.
Privately, executives at DreamWorks Animation expect the film to finish in the $600-800m range worldwide and there can be no denying the strength of a flying start that has propelled Madagascar 3 past $184m in less than seven days.
Thus far it has amassed $25.8m in Russia, $13.1m in Brazil, $11.5m in China, $11m in France and $9.1m in Mexico.
Paramount’s The Dictator has taken $71.9m and strides into Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland and Singapore.
Rock Of Ages opens day-and-date with North America in four heavy-hitters this weekend, launching in the UK, Germany, Russia and Australia through Warner Bros Pictures International. Dark Shadows has reached $131m.
Snow White And The Huntsman is one of several titles expected to cross $100m. The fantasy adventure stands at $92.4m through Universal Pictures International and opens in Russia, France and Belgium. The Jaws 2012 re-release will bite a chunk out of the UK box office this weekend and Wanderlust opens in Spain.
Fox International opens Prometheus in Mexico and Brazil this weekend alongside 12 other territories and Ridley Scott’s sci-fi is also on its way towards the first major milestone and sits on $92.7m after two weeks.
This Means War on $99.7m should get a push from China past $100m this weekend. The Big Year arrives in Germany.
Sony Pictures Releasing International’s MIB 3 has crossed $350m, while 21 Jump Street opens in around five territories including Italy.
The Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy (I Hate You Dad) arrives in six day-and-date with North America including Australia.
Damsels In Distress opens in South Korea and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stands at $83.2m.
Marvel Studios’ The Avengers, the boss of them all so far this year, stood at approximately $824m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International by the end of Sunday (10).