Magazine article Screen International

Sony's Hornet Looks to Sting Rivals in Italy, Korea, Taiwan

Magazine article Screen International

Sony's Hornet Looks to Sting Rivals in Italy, Korea, Taiwan

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Sony Pictures Releasing International's The Green Hornet arrives in around 17 markets this weekend and studio chiefs will look to retain Hollywood's overseas crown.

Big things are expected of the action film in South Korea, Italy, Taiwan and Singapore and the running total stands at $37.5m.

How Do You Know gets a hefty push in the key markets like the UK, which hosts a highly competitive weekend, Australia, France, Spain and Switzerland.

The Social Network has generated $113.5m and GK Films' The Tourist has amassed $139.1m Burlesque is on $31.2m and opens in Russia and Mexico.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International launches Tangled in the UK and South Africa and the animated hit has reached $237.6m.

Tron: Legacy on $181.9m arrives in Germany and Austria and while graphic novel adaptation Red opens in Japan.

Fox International opens Love And Other Drugs in Brazil, Russia, Argentina and seven other territories and the rom-com stands at $44.6m.

Black Swan stands at an early $12.8m and opens in New Zealand and a handful of other territories. …

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