19 March 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters sailed passed the $200m. at the international box office over the weekend. And coming off the back of its success, Paramount have officially announced that a sequel is in the works.

Deadline report that the film’s international box office numbers have been a key to the decision to move on with a sequel.

Released back in January in the Us, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opened in the top spot at the box office in the States. Its performance has been moderate-to-successful in the Us, settling at just over $54m.

The film has taken more than three quarters of its revenue abroad, however, and the international figures have clearly impressed the studio enough to move ahead with the follow-up.

As of yet, it’s not known whether Wirkola will be back on board for the second film, after writing »

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