Magazine article Screen International

Thor, Fast & Furious Five Line Up for International Showdown

Magazine article Screen International

Thor, Fast & Furious Five Line Up for International Showdown

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Both PPI's Thor and UPI's Fast & Furious Five have already crossed $100m overseas and are expected to dominate the landscape this weekend.

Marvel Studios' Thor has surged to $124.9m heading into the second wide weekend and usurping it from the throne will prove a formidable task, especially given that it opens in China.

That said, Universal's heist thriller (pictured) has raced to $100.3m and launches in 45 markets. The crowd-pleaser should have the muscle to make an impact and big things are expected in Brazil, where the story takes place, not to mention France, Mexico, Italy, Argentina, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa.

Universal's stoner comedy Your Highness arrives in New Zealand and the thriller Hanna arrives in the UK. …

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