Magazine article Screen International

Dragon 2 Bids to Retain Title

Magazine article Screen International

Dragon 2 Bids to Retain Title

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DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2 finished top of the pile last session thanks to a sterling debut in China that delivered a little over $26m.

Currently at $386.1m, mostly through Fox International, the animation is likely to sweep past $400m by the end of the weekend.

Whether or not it can stay top is another story, given the triple threat that endures in the international arena.

Marvel Studios' Guardians Of The Galaxy remains potent and has soared to $215.4m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

Paramount Pictures International's (PPI) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and independently financed The Expendables 3 are in their infancy and will both pack a punch for a while yet.

The former has raced to $77.1m and debuts in the Netherlands, while The Expendables 3 took around $15m in its opening weekend through Nu Image licensees and debuts this week in France, Brazil, South Korea, Colombia and Chile, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Further launches in Germany and Austria through Fox International and holdover business in the Universal markets of Russia and Spain will keep Sylvester Stallone and friends in the thick of the action.

PPI's Transformers: Age Of Extinction stands at $814. …

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