Paramount and New Line's horror remake Friday The 13th will be the one
to beat when it opens day-and-date with North America in more than 30
territories through PPI this weekend.
Highlights are expected to come from France on February 11, Germany
and Russia on February 12 and the UK, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Spain,
Brazil and Austria on February 13.
Meanwhile the Ricky Gervais comedy Ghost Town arrives in Australia on
February 12 and the teen picture Hotel For Dogs checks into the UK on
Warner Bros Pictures International's The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, now at$86.7m, should zip past $100m this weekend to take the global tally well past $200m.
David Fincher's time-bending drama arrives in South Korea on February
12, Italy on February 13 and Taiwan on February 14. Meanwhile the Jim
Carrey comedy Yes Man has reached $109.3m.
New Line International's romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You
was the number one release in North America last weekend and has
already grossed $4.7m. It arrives in France on February 11, Germany,
Australia and South Korea on February 12 followed by Taiwan a day
later. The fantasy adventure Inkheart stands at $26.8m.
Universal's The Tale Of Despereaux on $24.7m arrives in five
territories through UPI including France on February 11 followed by
South Korea on February 12.
Fox International's epic adventure Australia has taken more than $142m
and opens in Russia on February 12 while the comedy Bride Wars walks
down the aisle in France on February 12. Rapper biopic Notorious
arrives in the UK on February 13.
Wartime thriller Valkyrie didn't launch in any new territories last
weekend but returns to the fray with 18 sorties, among them Argentina,
Hong Kong and Singapore on February 12 followed by Mexico and Brazil
on February 13 and Taiwan a day later.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
has grossed more than $16.6m and has a shot at crossing $20m this
weekend. Quantum Of Solace stands at more than $401m.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's animated romp Bolt
stands at more than $111m and will surge past $115m with the UK debut
on February 13. The Adam Sandler comedy Bedtime Stories has taken more than $85m.