The Black Swan led the Hollywood exports over the weekend thanks to an estimated $18.6m haul through Fox International that beat out Sony’s The Green Hornet by a whisker.
Darren Aronofsky’s ballet psychothriller opened top in Paris and suburbs on $4.1m and scored Fox Searchlight’s best ever launch in Mexico on $3.3m. It opened in Russia on $1.6m as the overall international total climbed to a magnificent $72m. The lead market is the UK on $20.3m after four weekends.
Gulliver’s Travels added $7.7m for 149.5m and opened in second place in Germany on $3.5m and launched top in Austria on $617,000.
127 Hours opened in seven markets on $3.1m, taking $1.2m for second place in its first weekend in Australia. The running total has reached $6.2m. Love And Other Drugs stands at $61.4m.
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader opened top in Venezuela on a dazzling $425,000 and the overall tally has reached an outstanding $275m.
- The Green Hornet and Disney’s Tangled have been battling away in the international arena for the past month and the former appears to have prevailed this weekend after drawing a further $18.3m according to estimates.
That puts the action adventure on $107.2m now with plenty to come from several key markets. The big driver of the weekend was China, where the opening weekend generated approximately $11.5m from 3,905 screens.
Russia produced a further $1.1m from 676 for $5.1m and the film has amassed $10.6m in Germany, $8.6m in the UK and $7.1m in France, all after five. The overall weekend haul came from 8,235 screens in 78 markets.
The Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston rom-com Just Go With It opened day-and-date with the number one North American launch and took in $5.1m from 962 in 16 markets. The highlights were $2.6m from 363 in the UK and a number one $1.8m in Mexico from 502.
GK Films’ The Tourist added $2.7m from 1,660 in 56 for an excellent $162.7m international running total. Brazil has amassed $8.6m after four weekends. Burlesque took $2.3m for $45.8m from 47 markets.
- Tangled soared past the $300m mark as it generated $17.3m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International from 5,198 screens in 52 territories to bring the tally to $310m. This is now Disney’s seventh highest animation overseas, the ninth biggest non-sequel animated release and the 15th biggest animated film in history.
The family hit scored a superb $2.8m South Korea launch from 185 that ranks as the second biggest Disney animated launch ever behind Toy Story 3, while $1.2m from 195 in Sweden was good enough for the company’s third biggest animated debut. Tangled stayed top in its second weekend in Spain on $4.5m from 611 for $10.6m and added $3.2m in the UK from 448 for $19.5m after three.
Tron: Legacy added $6.4m from 2,098 screens from 54 for $212m and opened in France on $4m from 425. Red in Japan added $1.4m from 297 for $11.1m and maintained its status as the top Hollywood export.
- Yogi Bear grossed an estimated $9.3m through Warner Bros Pictures International from almost 4,800 screens in 42 territories for $61.2m. The family film debuted in the UK on $2.7m from 453 while it added $1.8m in the second weekend in Mexico from 1,056 for $6.2m. it opened in France on $402,000 from 370 including previews. Spain opens on Friday .
German title Kokowääh continued to perform strongly and added $7.9m from Germany and Austria for $21m. It stayed top in Germany as a mighty $7.1m from 853 boosted the tally to $18.5m. Kokowääh is a Barefoot Films production in co-production with Béla Jarzyk Production and Warner Bros Film Productions Germany
Hereafter grossed $4.4m from more than 1,800 screens in 34 territories for $56.4m and opened in Australia opened on $1.1m from 196. The supernatural drama opens in Japan on Feb 19.
New Line’s supernatural thrillerThe Rite opened in eight territories including strong openings in Brazil, Taiwan and Argentina, grossing an estimated $2.9m.
- Following on from its Thursday night launch at the Berlinale, Paramount’s western True Grit grossed $8.3m through PPI from 1,747 sites in 16 markets as the early tally climbed to $14.5m. The film opened in 13 territories, the biggest of these being the UK on $2.7m from 384. It opened in second place in Spain on $2.1m from 272.
No Strings Attached ventured into in 22 territories, grossing $5.9m from 942 locations for an early $6m. It opened top in Australia on $2.2m from 214 and top in Taiwan on $646,000 from 53.
In its second weekend in the UK and Ireland, The Fighter grossed $1.6m from 387 for $6.5m. Paranormal Activity 2 opened in Japan on $1.4m from 169 venues over three days.
The King’s Speech continued its excellent run in Australia and New Zealand with $1.4m from 278 for $24.1m down under, $21.8m of which comes from Australia. FilmNation licensed rights to PPI and sold the film internationally. Little Fockers stands at $159.3m.
- Universal’s underwater adventure Sanctum added $1.5m through UPI from 569 sites in Australia and the UK for $5.6m, grossing $860,000 in Australia from 219 for $2.9m. The UK produced a further $660,000 from 350 for $2.7m.
The Dilemma grossed $1.3m from 800 in 21 territories for $16.4m. Germany stands at $3.8m after 18 days and there are 18 territories to go.
London Boulevard, which Universal is distributing in Russia only, opened well on $750,000 from 208 sites to rank fifth. Julia’s Eyes has amassed $2.2m in Mexico after two weekends and stands at $12.1m from Mexico, Spain and France.
Devil stands at $28.2m from 13 territories and CBS Film’s The Mechanic is on an impressive $8.1m after 18 days in Russia.