G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra held on to the overseas crown as $26.2m propelled the Paramount/PPI release towards the $100m international and $200m worldwide marks.
The action figures were active in 7,039 sites in 49 territories and have taken $91.5m so far, rising to $190.3m globally. The film opened in 14 territories, the highlights coming from Germany on $1.9m from 474 and the Netherlands with $486,000 from 77.
The best second weekend holds came from Japan with $1.5m from 261, South Korea on $3.1m from 377 for $10.4m, Russia on $2.6m from 510 for $9m, and China on $2.2m from 990 for $9.5m.
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is in its final stages and added $750,000 in its eight weekend from 1,742 venues in 63 territories for $427.3m.
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince continued to weave its magic, earning $14.5m through Warner Bros Pictures International from more than 8,000 screens in 64 markets for $577.7m international and $861.7m worldwide tallies.
According to figures releases on Sunday, the film has grossed $76.5m in the UK, $70.9m in Japan, $57.9m in Germany, $48.5m in France, $30.4m in Australia, $26.1m in Italy, $23.9m in China, $21m in Mexico, $19.1m in
Spain, $18.3m in Russia, $18.3m in Brazil, and $13.5m in South Korea. The final release will be Greece on August 25.
The Hangover crossed $400m worldwide as $8m overseas raised the tally to $136.6m. The comedy stormed to the top in Mexico on $1.4m from 550 screens including previews. Spain generated $1.5m from 325, while Argentina produced $163,000 from 42.
Fox International’s Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, already the biggest international animated release in history, crossed $600m as $11.2m from approximately 6,500 screens in 66 markets elevated the tally to $600.7m.
It overtook Titanic’s 11-year-record to become the biggest release ever in Brazil on $40.8m. Ice Age 3 is the second Fox film to reached the $600m milestone after Titanic and was buoyed by a $2.4m launch from 350 in South Korea, as well as generally strong holds everywhere. The final release will take place in Italy on August 28.
Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian delivered a massive result in Japan, where it opened top on $8.6m from 625 and pushed the overall international tally to $222.4m. This opening weekend in Japan was 136% ahead of the original as the film heads into the Obon holidays.
Family release Aliens In The Attic added $3.8m from 1,250 screens in eight markets including $2.3m from 436 in the UK for $5.4m. The number one release in the UK this weekend is believed to be Entertainment’s The Time Traveler’s Wife on £1.5 from 426 prints.
Universal/UPI’s gangster tale Public Enemies added $9.2m from 3,400 sites in 52 markets for $75.5m and according to UPI is currently tracking 10% ahead of Michael Mann’s earlier effort Miami Vice.
There were six new launches, led by a $2.4m number one result in Spain from 308 venues that delivered Mann’s second best launch behind Collateral and the best opening for Johnny Depp outside of the Pirates Of The Caribbean series. South Korea produced $1.7m from 224 venues. There are seven territories to go.
Coraline raised its running total by $1.3m from 800 locations to $43.1m, taking $420,000 from 263 in Germany and $90,000 from 59 in Austria, both debuts. Bruno has amassed $52.1m from eight Universal markets and $6.2m through Sony.
Universal’s Funny People stands at an early $1.3m, while Drag Me To Hell has taken $7.3m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International reported a fine $7m opening weekend haul for its sci-fi action tale District 9, which stormed to the top of the North American charts over the weekend.
District 9 played on 750 screens in nine markets, opening top in Russia on $4.5m from 453, second in Australia on $1.8m from 178, and top in New Zealand on $390,000 from 50.
Comedy The Ugly Truth added $3.5m from 705 screens in three markets for an early $13m tally and in its second weekend reached $6.9m in the UK and $5.9m in Australia, where it stayed top. Thriller remake The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 stands at $32.9m.