Fox International’s Black Swan once again held on to the overseas crown – but only just – thanks to a confirmed $17.5m weekend haul from 3,950 screens in 45 markets.
The Oscar nominee has now amassed $123.4m and thus more than $226m worldwide. France added $2.8m from 363 in the third weekend for $13.7m and Spain took $2.5m from 325 in the second for $6.4m and first place.
The South Korean debut generated $2.1m from 295 and Black Swan ranked as the top Hollywood film in the market. Italy generated $1.5m from 294 for $3.7m after two weekends.
Elsewhere The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The DawnTreader opened top in Japan thanks to an excellent $6.4m debut. Overall it added $6.7m from approximately 1,000 screens in six markets for $284m.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son added $6.2m from 1,846 screens in 22 markets for $13.4m. The comedy added $1.6m in its second weekend in the UK for $6.5m. 127 Hours stands at $18.4m and Conviction $1.8m.
- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) reported that the DreamWorks action thriller I Am Number Four added $16.3m from 2,125 screens in 21 markets for the weekend as the early running total climbed to $19.3m.
The film ranked number one in 12 territories, among them China, where it grossed $1.9m from 450 screens. Russia generated $3.1m from 465 for number one, Australia grossed $3.1m including previews from 356, the UK grossed $2.7m for third place and South Korea took $2m for second place.
Tangled added $7.9m from 4,225 screens from 52 territories for $343m and is now Disney’s seventh biggest animated release overseas. Japan opens on Mar 12.
Gnomeo And Juliet grossed $3.3m from 987 screens for $9.1m and has amassed $17.6m in markets distributed by Pathe and its third party affiliates. Global box-office including Pathe territories, stands at $101.8m. Tron: Legacy added $2.1m from 1,387 screens for $223.5m.
- Paramount’s True Grit grossed $13.5m from 3,540 sites in 56 markets for $47.1m. It opened in 19 territories, among them France on $3.5m from 397 and Germany on $2.2m from 267. Italy generated $1m from 281 in the second weekend for $3m and the UK produced $1.5m from 425 for $10.4m after three.
No Strings Attached grossed $9m from 2,625 venues in 41 markets for $34m and scored a $1.6m debut in the UK from 360 sites. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never added $2.8m from 841 sites in five territories for $5.3m. It opened in second place in Brazil on $1.4m from 284 and debuted top in Argentina on $298,000 from 74.
The King’s Speech grossed a further $1m in Australia and New Zealand from 301 for a remarkable $28m. Morning Glory grossed $921,000 from 465 locations in 25 markets for $18.8m. The comedy opened in Japan on $800,000 from 193 sites.
- Just Go With It added $9.4m through Sony Pictures Releasing International from 2,112 screens in 19 territories for $25.1m. The rom-com launched in Germany on $3m from 511 in second place and opened in Spain on $2.1m from 337 in second place. The UK has generated $8.3m after three weekends and Mexico stands at $5.8m. The Green Hornet added $3.7m from 4,390 in 61 for $127.9m and The Tourist added $3m from 3,685 in 56 for $183.8m.
- Warner Bros Pictures International confirmed on Monday  that Yogi Bear grossed $8.3m from 3,635 screens in 42 territories and stands at $91.2m. The half-term holidays in the UK played its part in a $2.3m hold from 665 in the third weekend for $12.3m. New Line’s supernatural thriller The Rite took in a further $5.7m from 1,750 screens in 20 territories for $18.9m, while the thriller Unknown grossed $5.7m from 1,500 screens in 19 territories for $12.7m and opened in Italy on $896,000 from 238. Hereafter stands at $68.2m.
- Universal-Working Title’s comedy Paul ranked number two in the UK through UPI as $3.6m from 440 sites boosted the running total to an excellent $16.7m after two weekends. The rest of the world will start releasing Paul in March with France on Mar 2, the US on Mar 18 and Russia on Mar 24. Sanctum has grossed $7.1m through Universal territories and stands at $3.8m in Australia after 25 days and $3.2m in the UK after 24.