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From Paris With Love

14 Blades

Daniel Lee’s 14 Blades was the highest new entry in Screen’s international chart, placing seventh after debuting in China, Taiwan and Singapore for almost $7m. Playing on 676 screens, the action thriller recorded the highest average of the week with $10,400 a screen. Handled internationally by Arclight, the kung fu movie is set in the Ming Dynasty and stars Donnie Ten as Green Dragon, a secret service agent in the emperor’s court. 14 Blades opens in Hong Kong on February 11.


Russian production Kandagar also began its international run, with a strong $6.2m opening weekend in Ukraine and Russia, the latter providing the lion’s share of the gross. With Central Partnership distributing, Andrei Kavun’s film played on 796 screens, for a $7,800 average.

Zeiten Ändern Dich

Zeiten Ändern Dich, Uli Edel’s biopic of German rapper Bushido, opened in three markets for $3.4m. Constantin is distributing the German production, which took $3m locally from 426 screens, placing it third behind Fox International’s Avatar and Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes.

From Paris With Love

French action thriller From Paris With Love debuted in seven markets, generating $1.7m from 556 screens, for a $3,100 screen average. Pierre Morel’s film stars John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers who join forces to avert a terrorist attack in the French capital. The film opens in France and Russia this weekend, and reaches Australia, Spain and the UK on February 25, 26 and March 5 respectively.