Magazine article Screen International

Overheard 2 Big in China as the Inbetweeners Storms the UK

Magazine article Screen International

Overheard 2 Big in China as the Inbetweeners Storms the UK

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Screen rounds up the biggest independent movers and shakers on the international scene

IM Global's local smash The Inbetweeners Movie posted the biggest international debut for any non-US film this year, taking $21.7m from 415 screens at a colossal average of $47,936 in the UK.

While the film is assured a huge UK take, the big question now is whether it will travel well, with deals already confirmed for Germany (Square One), France (French Connection), Australia (Village Roadshow), Canada (Maple), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Spain (Aurum) and Scandinavia (Nordisk), but no US deal as yet.

Comedy-Romance If You Are The One 2 was the last film to gross as much on debut when it made $31.7m at the end of December in China.

Bona Entertainment's sequel Overheard 2 was the second non-US film in the top five this week, grossing $13.5m from 1616 screens in China. The Hong Kong crime-thriller, sees most of the original players return for the sequel with Alan Mak and Felix Chong writing and directing, Derek Yee producing and Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu all starring again. …

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