International preview: All hands will be on deck at Fox International this weekend as the second biggest film of all-time returns in its new format, although there will be a couple of major obstacles to navigate.
Titanic opens virtually everywhere outside of Latin America day-and-date with North America. Highlights are expected to come from the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Italy, Australia and South Korea.
The epic romance will face competition from the reigning champion Wrath Of The Titans, which stands at $104m through Warner Bros Pictures International and will fight to retain its crown in what is expected to be a strong holdover session.
Then there is Universal/UPI’s American Reunion, set to open day-and-date with North America in around 30 territories. The latest entry in the American Pie franchise arrives in Russia, Mexico, Australia and Singapore and is expected to pack a punch.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax arrives in Hong Kong.
Sony Pictures Releasing International opens Aardman’s family title The Pirates! Band Of Mischief in Australia, Italy and around other 17 territories. Xingu opens in Brazil.
Latest figures from Fox International put This Means War on $84.3m, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on $41.9m, We Bought A Zoo on $31.6m and The Descendants on $89.5m.
Disney sources said John Carter had reached an estimated $188m by the end of last weekend.