Sony's 2012 grosses $160m overseas

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI)has given a major surprise with its film 2012 releasing in 12,685 screens in 105 markets to rope in $160m - the biggest international opening of all-time for a non-sequel.

The fi;m ranks fifth in the all-time overseas opening weekend grosses.It grossed $65m number one North American launch to recoup its $200m production cost in its first worldwide weekend with a $225m global haul.

The film pulled off a remarkable feat by ranking numero uno in all its markets.

It grossed $17.2m in France from 750 screens, $15.3m in Russia from 840 in the second biggest opening ever behind Ice Age 3, $12.4m in Germany from 1,002 and $12.3m in China from 1,946 screens.

Elsewhere the disaster movie grossed $10.8m in the UK from 828, $9.9m in South Korea from 622, $8.1m in Spain from 585, $6.9m in Italy from 520, $5.5m in Australia from 405, $5m in Brazil from 551 and $4.9m in Mexico from 781.

In India the film amassed $4m xfrom 674 in the second biggest ever industry opening behind Sony‘s Spider-Man 3, $3.9m in Poland from 141, $3.4m in Taiwan from 205 in the tenth biggest ever industry opening, $2.8m in Thailand from 185 in the fourth biggest ever industry opening, $2.3m in Malaysia from 136 in the second biggest ever industry opening behind PPI‘s Transformers 2, $2.1m in Turkey from 178, $2.1m in Belgium from 88 in the tenth biggest ever industry opening, $2.05m in Holland from 127, and $2.04m in Hong Kong from 55.

The film amassed $1.9m in Greece from 138 in the seventh biggest ever industry opening, $1.9m in Switzerland from 121, $1.7m in the Philippines from 100 in the tenth biggest ever industry opening, $1.6m in Austria from 97, $1.6m in Singapore from 95, $1.6m in Sweden from 110, $1.2m in Indonesia from 75 in the sixth biggest ever industry opening, $1.2m in Denmark from 74, $1.2m in Norway from 90, $1.1m in Ukraine from 91, $1.1m in UAE from 39, and $1m in Chile in the eighth biggest ever industry opening.

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