The Weinstein Company's (TWC) slate of films grossed more than $210m overseas, according to figures release by the company today [Jan 15].

The amount represents a rise of 170% over TWC's launch year in 2006 and was powered by a $49m take for the horror tile 1408, $41m for the animated action film TMNT and more than $28m for Quentin Tarantino's exploitation homage Death Proof.

TWC International president Glen Basner cited horror remake Halloween, drama The Nanny Diaries and Michael Moore's US healthcare documentary Sicko as significant revenue earners alongside the major titles.

'We are thrilled with the growth we enjoyed in 2007 especially as it was spread across a wide array of films,' Basner said, adding that the goal was to build the world's leading independent international sales and distribution company.

The 2008 roster includes Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters, comedy Superhero Movie, the CG-animated Igor, Rian Johnson's adventure The Brothers Bloom, Wayne Kramer's immigration drama Crossing Over with Harrison Ford and Sean Penn and Richard Kelly's horror-thriller The Box starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden.