Magazine article Screen International

300 Sequel Battles Speed

Magazine article Screen International

300 Sequel Battles Speed

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300: Rise Of An Empire is expected to still be the one to beat heading into its second session, although it can expect a spirited challenge from DreamWorks' Need For Speed.

The action film is up to $115m through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) with Japan set for June.

Video game adaptation Need For Speed opens day-and-date with North America through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) in Australia, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this weekend.

Need For Speed also arrives through a slew of Mister Smith licensees, bowing in the UK and Benelux through eOne, Italy through Leone Group and Scandinavia - except Denmark, which opens on March 20 - through Nordisk.

WBPI's The Lego Movie stands at $137m with Australia and Germany set for April, while The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug has reached $682m. Gravity is at $440m.

RoboCop has amassed $139m through Sony Pictures Releasing International and MGM markets, which have claimed $31. …

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