Lionsgate International top brass expect The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 to dominate the arena yet again as they look to build on the running total, now well over $200m. Separately, Pixar’s Brave has crossed $300m.
Aurum Producciones confirmed on Wednesday (21) that the franchise finale overtook The Impossible’s recent $11.5m debut through Warner Bros to set a Spanish three-day opening record of $11.8m (€9.2m).
That result was one of several all-time marks established during last weekend’s $199.5m international opening salvo in 61 territories.
Latest date from Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) puts Sony, MGM and Eon’s Skyfall on $518.5m through all markets, of which $446.5m comes through SPRI and $72m through MGM.
The James Bond smash opens this weekend in Australia and New Zealand and the next several days of wide release in all markets will push the global tally past $700m.
Hotel Transylvania stands at $141.5m. SPRI released the 2012 reissue in China on Tuesday and opens Premium Rush in Mexico and Fin in Spain this weekend.
Fox International opens Ang Li’s Life Of Pi in India, China and Taiwan. Crow’s Thumb opens in Japan and Chasing Mavericks arrives in Spain. Den Skaldede Frisor opens in Germany. EuropaCorp/Fox’s Taken 2 stands at $222.5m and Ice Age 4 has amassed $717.4m.
Paramount Pictures International debuts DreamWorks Animation’s Rise Of The Guardians in Russia, Argentina, Hong Kong and Singapore. Paranormal Activity 4 has grossed $82.7m and arrives in Italy.
Universal Pictures International opens Jesus Christ Superstar (Live 2012) in South Korea, Hidden Moon in Mexico and The Man With The Iron Fists in Spain. The Bourne Legacy stands at more than $161.6m through UPI markets and Japan.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International reported that Brave has reached $300.7m while Wreck-It Ralph stands at $37.1m, Finding Nemo 3D $15.9m, Frankenweenie $32.1m and Tinker Bell Secret Of The Wings $40.1m.
As reported exclusively earlier this week, Endgame Entertainment’s Looper is nearing the $100m mark and is expected to reach the milestone officially by mid-January.
The sci-fi thriller stands at $97m mostly through FilmNation licensees and distribution sources said it was on course to bring in a further $1m from France and approximately $750,000 from other markets.
It is possible that Looper has already crossed $100m if the running total in China through DMG Entertainment has reached $23-25m. The last figure reported was $20.2m.
Warner Bros Pictures International reported that Argo stands at $41m. Trouble With The Curve opens in France and Japan this weekend.