decks before the autumn season arrives and for many this will be a
weekend of consolidation.
Fox International can expect healthy sustained play on The Simpsons
Movie with five new releases including Russia and Holland on Aug 16
and Brazil a day later. The film stands at $244.3m and should sweep
past $250m in the next few days.
Die Hard 4.0 ventures into four territories including Argentina on Aug
16 and has grossed $207.7m, while Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver
Surfer has taken $127.7m.
Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) Harry Potter And The Order
Of The Phoenix has taken more than $552.7m and is expected to hold
well in all its markets. Latest figures put Ocean's Thirteen on $169m
and Zodiac on $48.5m.
Paramount/PPI's fantasy yarn Stardust opens in South Korea on Aug 15
as well as two smaller markets and has grossed $2.9m from the early
stages of its run.
The paranoia thriller Disturbia opens in Italy on Aug 17 and stands at
$10.8m, while the hit action adventure Transformers has amassed
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's (WDSMPI)
Ratatouille has amassed $132.3m and opens in 14 smaller markets this
weekend, when it is expected to build solidly and could cross $150m
Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End stands at $648.4m and as
previously reported ranks as the fourth biggest overseas release in
Universal/UPI's spy thriller The Bourne Ultimatum gets a major
international push when it opens in seven territories including
Singapore on Aug 16 and the UK on Aug 17. The early tally stands at
Evan Almighty opens in eight territories including France on Aug 15
and has grossed $25m, while I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry opens
in Australia on Aug 16 and stands at $2.8m, and Mr Bean's Holiday,
currently on $179.9m, opens in South Korea on Aug 16.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's animated feature Surf's Up has
taken $13.2m and opens this weekend in a number of territories
including Spain on Aug 14 and Argentina on Aug 16.
Vacancy has grossed $9m and opens in Mexico on Aug 17. Hostel: Part II
stands at $14.5m.