Harry Potter battles The Apes for international crown
Warner Bros’ behemoth could have another big weekend in it but faces a strong challenge from Sony’s The Smurfs and Fox’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
The Harry Potter finale has amassed $822m to date and while there are no further launches, observers expect solid holdover business for what has become the third biggest film in history and the biggest release of the year at the North American, international and global box office.
Meanwhile Horrible Bosses stands at $29m and Green Lantern has reached $48m and opens this weekend in Australia, Mexico and France.
Fox International’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is one of the best-reviewed films of the summer and top brass will hope to translate critical acclaim plus buzz from last weekend’s number one launch in North America into solid international results.