Magazine article Screen International

GI Joe Set to Battle Croods

Magazine article Screen International

GI Joe Set to Battle Croods

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Paramount top brass have high hopes for G.I. Joe Retaliation heading into the holiday weekend and with more than 50 territories ready to launch, the action-adventure will challenge The Croods.

The sequel to 2009's much maligned G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (which made $152.3m internationally and $302.5m worldwide) touches down day-and-date with North America in seven of the top 10 international markets.

Highlights are anticipated in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Russia, Brazil and South Korea as well as Mexico, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Hong Kong.

DreamWorks International's The Croods stood at $70.5m through Fox International as of Monday and will soar past the $100m this weekend when it arrives in Australia and Belgium, among 20 or so new territories.

Fox International Productions' Dragonball Z opens in Japan and Danny Boyle's Trance debuts in the UK.

A Good Day To Die Hard has grossed more than $222.5m, Life Of Pi $484. …

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