Warner Bros Pictures International’s fantasy action sequel Wrath Of The Titans plundered a healthy number from 60 markets and according to the distributor ranked number one in 46 countries.
It opened top in Russia on $14m from 1,161 screens for 18% of the total international weekend. China is projected to open top and results will become available mid-week.
Elsewhere Wrath Of The Titans opened top in Mexico on $5m from 1,434, top in Brazil on $3.9m from 522, second in the UK on $3.5m from 1,053, top in France on $3.3m from 455, third in Germany on $2.7m from 535 and top in Spain on $2.6m from 540.
The film ranked third in Australia on $2.1m from 333, top in Italy on $1.7m from 361, top in Taiwan on $1.3m from 140 and top in Argentina on $1.1m from 153. Japan will debut on Apr 21.
Journey 2 added $2.2m from 47 markets for an excellent $214.5m while Project X brought in $2.6m from 27 territories to boost the running total to $24.2m.
- The Hunger Games lost its top berth after an approximate 41% drop based on a $34.8m gross in the second weekend that pushed the international running total through Lionsgate licensees to $113.9m. The lead performer was Australia, which returned $5.1m for a ravenous $17m, while a further $4.3m in the UK elevated the tally to $15.1m. The survival adventure grossed $3.3m in Germany for $8.7m, $2.5m in France for $6.7m and $2.5m in Russia for $11.3m.
- Universal/UPI reported that Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened in 17 territories and grossed $14.5m from 4,100 sites in 43 territories. The early international running total stands at $37.7m.
The family film placed second in Mexico on $2.7m from 542 venues, third in Australia on $2.5m from 274 and third in Brazil on $2.2m from 361. It opened in Spain in second place on $1.7m from 374. There are 25 territories to open over the next five months.
Safe House stands at $72.7m and Contraband $26.6m while Bel Ami opened in Russia on $1.8m from 375, where Universal is distributing the romance.
- Sony Pictures Releasing International reported a terrific $7.8m debut for Aardman Animation’s Pirates! Band Of Misfits from 2,749 screens in 12 markets led by the UK on $3.6m from 891 for second place behind The Hunger Games. This was more than double the November 2011 opening of the Aardman-Sony collaboration Arthur Christmas. Elsewhere the family title grossed $1.6m in France from 555 and $1.3m in Germany from 522.
MGM-Sony’s 21 Jump Street added $4m from 760 in 15 markets for $22.2m and the action comedy has reached $1.8m and $1.7m after three weekends in Australia and the UK, respectively. The Vow stands at $48.6m.
- Fox International’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel added $6.3m from 1,932 screens in 27 markets for a $43.8m running total. The popular drama added $2.7m in its second weekend in Australia from 327 screens and has reached $8.4m. The lead market remains the UK on $26.4m.
This Means War stands at $83.6m, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 3D $58.6m, We Bought a Zoo $31.6m and Chronicle $56.9m.
- Disney’s John Carter is understood to have grossed $6.2m over the weekend for an estimated $188m running total with China on $33.6m.
- DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots has reached $399.7m through Paramount/PPI and $10.2m in Japan. The Devil Inside stands at $46.4m while Hugo has reached $74.8m.