Magazine article Screen International

Inception Faces off against Salt, Toy Story 3 Overseas

Magazine article Screen International

Inception Faces off against Salt, Toy Story 3 Overseas

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Inception has grossed $334m through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) and goes into the weekend as a strong defending international champion.

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller is going to have to work to hold on to its title as it faces a strong challenge on paper at least from Sony's Angelina Jolie action thriller Salt.

WBPI's Cats And Dogs 2 has grossed $27m and has a challenging weekend ahead with launches in the tough markets of Spain and Japan, as well as Argentina.

Toy Story 3 has amassed a sensational $562.6m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and ranks comfortably as the second biggest animation overseas behind Ice Age 3. The Sorcerer's Apprentice opened in Italy yesterday and stands at $80.3m.

Salt should cross $100m this weekend and gets a big push through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) with launches in the UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Spain and stands at $86.4m.

SPRI's The Karate Kid on $111.5m arrives in France and Russia, while Grown Ups has reached $52. …

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