An excellent weekend for Paramount Pictures International (PPI) saw Kung Fu Panda 2 cruise past $200m to dominate the overseas arena on a confirmed $56.7m weekend haul alongside a $6.7m debut for Super 8 from Australia and a handful of territories.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides added $41.4m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and has reached an extraordinary $678m and $886.8m worldwide. It is now Disney’s second biggest overseas performer behind Alice In Wonderland on $690.2m and will pass that milestone by next weekend.
- DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 played in 11,867 sites in 45 territories and currently stands at $206.1m. It opened top in all 17 of its new territories, led by $10m in the UK from 516, $8.3m in Mexico from 527 and $5.8m in Brazil from 404.
Super 8 took $2.7m in Australia from 652 venues and grossed $800,000 in Malaysia from 83 and $700,000 in Taiwan from 54.
- Fox International confirmed that X-Men: First Class grossed $41.8m in its second international weekend from 10,573 screens in 66 markets or approximately 90 countries for $123.9m. The UK is the lead market on $3.9m from 924 for $16.6m followed by France on $3.3m from 687 for $11.5m. At $10.6m in South Korea the film is already the biggest of the franchise. Of the new openers, Germany generated $2.9m from 666, India brought in a notable $2.2m from 474, Japan produced $2.1m from 519 and Italy generated $1.9m from 558.
Rio stands at $328.4m and Black Swan has reached $216.9m overall and more than $24.1m in Japan. Water For Elephants stands at $55.4m.
- Pirates 4 ranks as the biggest in the franchise and is the sixth biggest overseas release in history. The top territory is Japan on $74.5m followed by Germany and Switzerland on $66.7m, China on $65.2m, Russia on $60.7m and the UK on $48m. Japan led the weekend on $6m, Germany and Switzerland on $5.3m and China on $3.9m. The UK added $2.6m.
- Warner Bros Pictures International’s The Hangover Part II took $39.4m from 7,175 screens in 55 markets for $216.4m, according to confirmed results. It took 18 days to surpass the original’s final overseas gross of $191.6m.
Germany generated $7.8m in the second weekend from 872 for $23.8m and top place, while the UK produced $4.5m in the third from 840 for $43.1m. Australia has produced $26.9m and a number one ranking after three, France $15.8m after three and Russia $9.7m after two.
- Universal’s Fast And Furious Five generated $6m through UPI from 4,703 engagements in 58 territories for $378.6m. The global tally has reached $583.7m.
- Sony Pictures Releasing International reported that Priest stands at $44m while Hanna has taken $14.7m.