Magazine article Screen International

Holmes 2 Faces Underworld, Descendants at Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Holmes 2 Faces Underworld, Descendants at Box Office

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Sherlock Holmes 2 has dominated the international arena in recent weekends but will need to muster all its nous to prevail against Underworld and The Descendants.

Warner Bros Pictures International's sleuth has taken more than $270m and opens this weekend in France.

J. Edgar stands at $22m and gets a push into four majors, opening in Australia, Brazil, Japan and Spain. New Year's Eve stands at $91m while Journey 2 figures are expected by Sunday.

Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) unleashes Underworld: Awakening in 12 new markets including Australia, Mexico and Spain. The supernatural action release opened last weekend on $13.9m and by Tuesday stood at $15.8m.

SPRI pitches Moneyball into three new markets including Italy and the Oscar nominee stood at $31.2m.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo stands at $70.5m and is bearing down on the $94.5m North American running total. The thriller opens in nine including Brazil and New Zealand. …

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