Magazine article Screen International

PPI Reports $43M Int'l Holiday Weekend for MI:4

Magazine article Screen International

PPI Reports $43M Int'l Holiday Weekend for MI:4

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ruled the roost for the second weekend thanks to an estimated $43m haul that drove up the running total to $140m through Paramount Pictures International (PPI).

Number one debuts in Brazil and Mexico delivered $2.8m and $2.5m respectively, while the action film stayed top in South Korea where it has generated $24.5m after two weekends. It remained number one too in Japan and has reached $24m after the same amount of time.

Russia and France have produced in the region of $10m apiece after two weekends. The film opened in the UK on Dec 26 and rolls out in China, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland, and Argentina in January.

DreamWorks Animation's Puss In Boots added $17m for $223m through PPI and is yet to arrive in Scandinavia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Poland, Turkey and Japan.

Fox International said Alvin And The Chipmunks Chipwrecked grossed a confirmed $16.5m weekend for from 5,607 screens in 53 for an early $38.5m running total.

The family sequel opened top in France on $4.6m from 591 and launched at number three in Germany on $1.4m from 630. It added $1.8m in the second weekend in the UK from 764 for $8.8m.

Action sci-fi The Darkest Hour debuted outside North America in four markets, taking $3.6m from 1,238 screens in four markets. The lead market was Russia on $3.4m from 1,151 for second place behind local hit Yolki 2.

New Regency's sci-fi thriller In Time crossed $100m as $1.5m from 1,200 in 19 markets boosted the tally to $100.4m. The film has taken $8.5m after five weekends in France and $7.3m in Germany and $6.9m in Spain, both after four.

Cameron Crowe's drama We Bought A Zoo began its international roll-out in four markets led by Mexico on $314,612 from 354. It grossed $998,024 overall.

Arthur Christmas moves ever closer towards the $100m milestone and added an estimated $9.7m through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) from 5,925 screens in 74 markets to reach a round $90m. …

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