The blue wave continued to wash away all before it as the family film added an estimated $23.3m on 8,360 screens in 71 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) to reach $295.8m.
The Smurfs brought in $2m in its fifth weekend in France on 526 for $23m and $1.6m in the fourth session in the UK on 774 for $21.9m. An outstanding number one launch in the UAE at the start of the Eid Al Fitr holiday generated $1.9m on 37 for the second biggest debut of the year-to-date behind Pirates 4.
Elsewhere the film grossed $1.5m in its fifth weekend in Brazil on 449 for $28.4m for the biggest market outside North America so far. In other notable number one debuts it scored $1.1m in Singapore on 51, $950,000 in Sweden on 231 and $905,000 in Malaysia on 105. A number two launch in Norway produced $900,000 on 167.
Germany has generated $22.2m after five weekends, Mexico $19.8m after five, Spain $17.6m after six and Russia $12.3m after four.
SPRI’s Bad Teacher stands at more than $105m following a $1.2m launch in Italy on 276 and Zookeeper has reached $69.2m. Friends With Benefits is at $18.6m and opened in Vietnam on $55,000 from 15.
- Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes earned $19.4m through Fox International from 5,973 screens in 52 markets for $186.5m. It opened top in five Latin American markets led by Mexico on $5.2m from 1,403 and held on to number one in its second weekend in Brazil as $3.1m from 521 boosted the early tally to $8.2m.
France generated $2.3m from 640 in the fourth session for second place and a $24.1m running total, while South Korea produced $1.9m from 350 for third place and $14.9m. The film also ranks third in the UK, where a further $1.2m from 461 elevated the score to $28.8m.
Fox International Productions’ (FIP) What A Man grossed $2.7m from 422 screens in Germany for $8.3m following a 27% slip and FIP’s You Are The Apple Of My Eye added $1m from 118 in Taiwan to hold number one for the third consecutive weekend and reach $10.1m. Mr Popper’s Penguins added $1.3m from 1,042 in 18 for $104.6m
- Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI)/New Line’s Final Destination 5 grossed $18.7m from nearly 4,300 screens in 35 territories as the running total reached an early $58.3m. The horror saga opened top in France on $4.7m from 361 including previews and held on to number one in its second weekend in Russia on $3.6m from 1,056 for $14.8m.
In a several other notable second weekends Final Destination 5 added $1.4m from 355 in Germany for $4.7m, $1.3m from 384 in the UK for $6.3m and $1m from 438 in Spain for $3.7m. It opened in Australia on $1m from 157.
Horrible Bosses generated $8.1m from more than 2,600 screens in 52 markets for $68.7m. The comedy added $2.3m in Australia from 343 for $6.8m and opened in Germany on $1.2m from 357. France stands at $5.3m after three and the UK has produced $16.9m.
Green Lantern added $5.7m from more than 3,000 in 40 markets for $98.2m and opened in Italy on $1.9m from 369. The film has generated $8.7m in Brazil after three sessions and stands at $11.9m in Mexico and $10m in the UK.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 added $5.5m from more than 4,100 for a staggering $937m. Key market tallies include $116.5m from Japan, which has overtaken the UK as the lead market outside North America. The UK has generated $115.4m and Germany $79m.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. has reached $16.1m and Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo production The Skin I Live In opened in Spain on $1.8m from 287 screens. WBPI also holds Italian rights and has set a Sept 23 release date.
- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s (WDSMPI) Cars 2 added $6.5m in the eleventh weekend and stands at $351.7m internationally and $540.3m worldwide. Lead territories are Japan on $37.2m, Mexico on $25.4m, France on $26.2m, the UK on $24.5m, Australia on $21.4m and Brazil on $21m. China has generated $10m after two weekends.
DreamWorks’ The Help – a $115m-plus hit in North America – ventured into its first international market of Australia and grossed $1.7m
- Paramount Pictures International (PPI) reported that Cowboys And Aliens grossed $9m from 4,518 sites in 46 markets for a $50m tally. The sci-fi adventure debuted in Spain at number one on $2.1m from 376 venues, while the second weekend in France resulted in $1.6m from 498 for $5.6m. The UK and Mexico stand at $7.6m and $3.4m, respectively.
Kung Fu Panda 2 brought in a further $4.7m from 1,874 locations for $485.5m and the family 3D animation added $2.5m in the second weekend in Italy for $12.7m. Japan stands at $11.6m after three.
Captain America: The First Avenger is at $164.6m following a $4.7m weekend from 3,192 venues in 58 territories and took $1.5m in France from 656 for $9m after three sessions. Another strong launch in the UAE generated in the region of $750,000.
Super 8 stands at $122.5m and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is at a remarkable $762.2m overall. It has grossed an eye-popping $165.1m in China and $51.6m in Japan. Local title O Homen Do Futuro (Man From The Future) in Brazil on $1.5m including previews.
- Universal Pictures International reported that The Debt grossed an early $2m from three territories so far. The Change-Up added $3.6m from 542 in 10 territories for $4.6m and arrived in Russia in third place on $3.5m from 425, ranking as Universal’s biggest comedy launch in the market.
One Day added $2.4m from 590 in the UK and Australia for a Universal tally of $8.8m. It opened in sixth place in Australia on $650,000 from 161 and has amassed $8.1m in the UK, where it ranks second behind local smash The In-Betweeners.
Bridesmaids is at $112.5m and Tu Sera Mon Fils stands at $3.2m in France after two weekends. Paul is at $60m, Jane Eyre $3m, Senna $9.8m and Hanna $8.4m.
- Shark Night 3D opened in Russia through Central Partnership day-and-date with North America, grossing $2.6m from 550. The film is sold internationally through Sierra/Affinity.