Universal's black comedy Intolerable Cruelty goes out in its second wave of international releases this upcoming weekend with medium-sized bows in four major territories.
The Coen Brothers film opens through UIP in Australia on 200 prints on Oct 23, Germany on 350 on Oct 23, Spain on 239 on Oct 24 and the UK on 380 the same day.
Intolerable Cruelty opened number one in Italy and Brazil in its first session last weekend and can rely upon its high-profile leads George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones to return some decent business. To date it has grossed $4.9m at the international box office.
With no major openings for Bad Boys II - currently on $89.2m - Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International's (CTFDI) biggest release is Daddy Day Care in France on 500 on Oct 22.
The family comedy has grossed $50.2m at the international box office and should do well bearing in mind the Eddie Murphy starrer Dr Dolittle 2 opened third there and grossed $1.3m in its first week in August 2001.
Action-comedy The Medallion, still in very early days, opens on 320 in Germany on Oct 23. Star Jackie Chan has a big following and when Rush Hour 2 opened number one there in February 2002 it grossed $3.7m in its first four days.
Hollywood Homicide, currently on $10.8m, opens in Spain on 275 on Oct 24 and Belgium two days earlier on 30.
The Rundown has been renamed Welcome To The Jungle for some international markets and continues its Asian roll-out with bows in the Philippines on 45 on Oct 22 and Thailand on 90 on Oct 23.
There is also a New Zealand opening for police action thriller S.W.A.T. on 52 prints on Oct 23, when the film will be aiming to build on its $25.9m cumulative score.
Buena Vista International (BVI) opens Once Upon A Time In Mexico in France on Oct 22 and Mexico on Oct 24. The film has grossed $14.6m to date.
BVI will open Kill Bill Vol. 1 in Italy on Oct 24, seeking to build on its $9.6m international running total, and opens the acclaimed children's adventure Holes in the UK on Oct 24, its first major market.
Fox International opens the director's cut of Alien in Germany on 121 on Oct 23, Mexico on 110 on Oct 24 and Spain on 160 on Oct 24. It opens in the UK on Oct 31.
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen gets its final five openings in small markets this weekend, including Sweden on 52 on Oct 24 and Turkey on 60 on Oct 24.
The fantasy-adventure's international running total is $87.3m and executives expect it to pass $100m within the next few weeks.
Comedy sequel Legally Blonde 2 opens in Russia on 120 on Oct 23 and has roughly eight markets to open after this weekend. Its total to date is $29.6m.
Horror story The Sin Eater (aka The Order), still in early days of release, has a small opening in Brazil on 61 on Oct 24, while another horror film, 28 Days Later, opens in Taiwan on 35 on Oct 25 and has grossed $34.9m to date.
New Line International will release its own horror title Freddy Vs Jason on 187 prints in Australia on Oct 23. The film's current international running total is $14.6m and it is scheduled to open in France on Oct 29 and Brazil on Oct 31.
The distributor will also release Secondhand Lions in the UK on 261 prints on Oct 24.The quirky drama is in very early stages of international release and is scheduled to open in Mexico on Nov 14 and Spain on Nov 21.