With no wide release of any Hollywood picture planned this weekend, the Oscar nominated drama starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett looks a good bet to hold on to its crown for one more weekend at least.
Yes Man has reached $115m and the Jim Carrey comedy will be try to tickle Teutonic audiences this weekend when it lands in Germany on February 19. The Japanese debut takes place in March. Clint Eastwood's drama Gran Torino stands at $6.8m from the early days of release and should get a healthy boost with launches this weekend in the UK, Russia and Spain.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's animated family picture Bolt was the second biggest Hollywood picture overseas last weekend and stands at $149.9m. It has no new releases this weekend but should have little trouble nearing the $160m mark.
Meanwhile romantic comedy Confessions Of A Shophaholic opened last weekend in Russia and Poland and got cash registers chiming to the tune of $3.9m. The Isla Fisher vehicle arrives in the UK on Feb 20 and is expected to perform solidly. The Adam Sandler comedy Bedtime Stories opens in Sweden and Norway and stands at $87m.
Fox International's two biggest recent earners Australia and Valkyrie stand at $147.3m and $74.6m, respectively. The latter tally is industry-wide and the wartime thriller storms into six new markets including India and Greece. Fox/EuropaCorp's kidnapping thriller Taken, which has performed beyond expectations in North America and done good business overseas too, lands in Germany and Austria this weekend. The comedy Bride Wars opens in Italy and family picture Marley & Me arrives in Taiwan.
New Line International's romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You stands at $23.9m and could coast past $40m this weekend though solid holdover business. The fantasy adventure Inkheart, on $27.7m, opens in Italy.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's banking thriller The International, currently on an early $3.1m, opens in Australia, Taiwan and Sweden, among others, while Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans opens this weekend in Italy. It has reached $22.97, $3.6m of which comes from the UK where Sony is not distributing the picture. The Pink Panther 2, which stands at $6.3m, gets a push in Russia, France and Brazil, while the Will Smith drama Seven Pounds, currently on $84.5m, arrives in Japan.
Universal's comedy Role Models on $19.2m opens through UPI in Mexico, while Milk opens in Brazil and The Wrestler opens in Spain on February 20.
DreamWorks-Paramount's family release Hotel For Dogs has reached $17.2m through PPI and opens in 12 including France on February 18, Russia and Argentina on February 19 and Italy and Brazil a day later. The thriller Eagle Eye opens in Italy on February 20 and has grossed $76.4m.