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Sweeney Todd slays competition to lead international box office

DreamWorks' blood soaked musical adaptation Sweeney Todd grossed knocked I Am Legend off its perch and grossed approximately $18.7m through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) from 1,760 screens in 11 markets for an early $30m running total.Weekend business was boosted by a suitably red-blooded number one UK launch that generated $8.7m (£4.5m) from 436 venues, including previews.

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