Magazine article Screen International

Inception Set to Cross $400M Overseas in Busy Weekend

Magazine article Screen International

Inception Set to Cross $400M Overseas in Busy Weekend

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Warner Bros Pictures International's Inception will ease past $400m over the next three days and should remain in the mix despite losing its overseas crown last weekend.

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller stands at $395.8m and although it ceded authority to Paramount/PPI's The Last Airbender it will still be a force when it opens in China. Results from that market are not expected until Monday.

Cats And Dogs 2 opens in Brazil and has grossed $6.3m to date, while the romantic comedy Going The Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long opens day-and-date with North America in Australia, Germany, Italy and Taiwan.

The Last Airbender has taken $128.6m and should rely on holdover business to push it towards the $145m mark. DreamWorks/PPI's comedy remake Dinner For Schmucks, meanwhile, opens in the UK and Norway.

PPI unleashed the Australian action-adventure Tomorrow When The War Began in Australia and New Zealand on September 2 in what will be a litmus test for Inferno Entertainment, which holds international rights and is commencing talks with buyers in Toronto next week.

Rachel Hurd Wood stars alongside Caitlin Stasey, Lincoln Lewis, Phoebe Tonkin, Deniz Akdeniz, Ashleigh Cummings, Chris Pang and Andy Ryan in the story of high school students who return from a camping trip in the Bush to discover their country has been invaded.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's Toy Story 3 remains a player and to date has amassed a staggering $612. …

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