INT’L WEEKEND PREVIEW: The Legend of Tarzan muscles into three more major international markets this weekend, while Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates makes its international debut.
After starting its international swing in two markets last weekend, The Legend of Tarzan (pictured) arrives in the UK, France, Australia, Mexico and 23 other new territories this weekend, putting it on around 9,500 screens in 46 markets.
The Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) release had amassed $28.3m internationally as of Wednesday (July 6). WBPI’s The Conjuring 2 had reached $185.5m by the same day and the studio’s Me Before You, released in Russia on Thursday, $91.8m.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates hit Russia and Australia through Fox International on Wednesday, just before the raunchy comedy from Chernin Entertainment opened in North America. Zac Efron and Adam Devine star as two brothers who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding.
Fox International also had Ice Age: Collision Course reaching Brazil on Wednesday and Independence Day: Resurgence touching down in Japan on Saturday (July 9). As of Tuesday (July 5), Ice Age had grossed $21.9m internationally and Independence Day $187.4m.
Central Intelligence, from Universal Pictures International, opens in Russia and Spain this weekend, with $32.3m banked internationally as of Monday (July 4). Universal’s Neighbors 2 (with $47.1m internationally as of Monday) moved into France on Wednesday and Julieta spread to Brazil on Thursday (July 7) and Mexico on Friday (July 8).
Finding Dory, from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, had reached $188.2m internationally by Thursday and opens this weekend in Korea. Disney also reported that as of Thursday The Jungle Book had taken $575.3m internationally, Zootopia $679.2m, Alice Through The Looking Glass $188.2m and The BFG $7.2m (in Disney territories only).
Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) introduced Maggie’s Plan to Australia on Thursday and the UK on Friday; Money Monster (with $46.6m internationally as of July 3) to Spain on Friday; The Shallows to Russia on Thursday; Eat That Question to Australia on Thursday; and will open War Room in Japan on Saturday. SPRI’s The Angry Birds Movie had taken $232.5m internationally as of Thursday.