Magazine article Screen International

'Ready Player One' to Launch in 62 Markets over Long Weekend

Magazine article Screen International

'Ready Player One' to Launch in 62 Markets over Long Weekend

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Pacific Rim Uprising crosses $150m at international box office.

Warner Bros Pictures International executives reported on Thursday (March 29) that Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One had grossed $3.2m including previews from its first international opening days.

The pop culture sugar rush heads into 62 markets this weekend - a holiday weekend in many territories - and as of Thursday it stood at $2.9m excluding Tuesday evening previews. It arrived in second place in South Korea on $980,000, and opened at number one in France with 45% share of the top five nationwide on $794,000.

In Italy Ready Player One arrived top on $323,000. The tentpole arrives in a further 37 markets on Thursday, among them the UK, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Friday brings debuts in China and 13 additional markets.

Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Win Morisaki, Philip Zhao, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Susan Lynch, and Ralph Ineson star in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s bestseller.

Warner Bros and MGM’s adventure reboot Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander has reached $182.3m, while the comedy Blockers debuts in the UK and Australia and New Zealand one week ahead of its North American debut.

Legendary Entertainment’s Pacific Rim Uprising has crossed $150m internationally. …

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