Disney’s animated hit Tangled won the overseas crown thanks to an estimated $26.3m haul that beat Sony’s stewardship of GK Films’ The Tourist by the narrowest of margins.
Tangled played on 3,636 screens from 43 territories and currently stands at $179.3m with the UK, Spain, Scandinavia and South Korea still to come.
It scored record breaking debuts in all ten of its new markets, led by Brazil on $6m from 385 for the biggest Disney animated launch and produced the biggest non-sequel animated launches in Australia on $5.7m from 250, Argentina on $1.8m from 125 and Colombia on $1m from 95.
An $888,000 debut in Greece from 65 delivered the biggest Disney launch, while $633,000 from 75 in New Zealand was good enough for the same accolade in that territory. The film stayed top in Germany for the fifth consecutive weekend and has amassed $31.9m there.
Tron: Legacy launched in Italy on $7.2m from 425 including previews as the sci-fi action film grossed $17.6m from 43 territories for a $143.2m international running total.
- The Tourist continued an excellent run for an independent film as $26.2m from 5,000 screens in 61 markets saw it cross $100m to finish on $100.5m.
The romantic mystery scored a mighty $10.3m number one debut in Russia from 630 while Spain generated $2.2m from 364 in the second weekend for $8.5m.
The film added $1.8m in Germany from 622 in the fourth for $10.1m, $1.5m in Italy from 257 in the fourth for $13.9m and $1.5m in Australia from 270 in the third for $8.7m. Elsewhere The Tourist has amassed $8.1m in the UK after five and $6.4m in France after four.
Sony Pictures Releasing International reported that Burlesque generated a further $3.9m from 1,100 in 23 for a $17.7m running total.
- Fox International’s Gulliver’s Travels pulled in a further $20.9m as the overseas tally climbed to $81.2m, the distributo confirmed on Monday .
The film played on 5,130 screens in 39 markets and was energised by a $9.5m Russian debut from 934 screens including previews that ranked second behind The Tourist.
The family adventure took $2.4m from 495 for $16.9m in the second weekend in the UK, $1.9m from 403 in Australia for $11.6m after three and $1.3m from 520 in Spain for $9.2m after three. Mexico generated $1.3m from 1,062 for $8.8m after three.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader added $17.8m from 7,558 screens in 69 markets for $244.2m. It opened top in China on $5.1m from 1,300 screens. Germany, France, Italy and the UK produced $1.9m from 899 for $12.6m after four, $1.6m from 739 for $24.7m after five, $1m from 376 for $13.4m after four and $959,650 from 496 for $20.4m after five, respectively.
Unstoppable raised the tally by $8.4m from 1,697 in eight to $66.8m and the action film opened top in Japan on $3.3m from 338 and debuted in Australia on $2.3m from 280 Mexico on $1.4m from 690 and Brazil on $1.2m from 226.
Rom-com Love And Other Drugs grossed $5.7m from 1,325 in 18 for $22.9m and took $1.2m in the UK from 412 and $1.2m in France from 280.
- Little Fockers crossed $100 through PPI thanks to a further $20m from 4,848 locations in 50 territories for $110m.
The comedy opened in nine markets in Latin America and Asia-Pacific, the biggest of which was Brazil where the film recorded the biggest opening of the Meet The Parents franchise on $1.5m from 196 locales.
The 3D animation Megamind grossed $7.8m from 5,078 sites in 58 markets for $149.3m. Notable contributions included an excellent fourth weekend hold in Mexico, where it grossed $1.2m from 450 for $11.4m.
Morning Glory opened in Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan, grossing $2.3m from 323 locations.Australia generated $2m from 217 venues.
The King’s Speech continued its excellent run in Australia, adding $2.2m from 99 locations for $9.1m. FilmNation handled international sales on the film, which has opened in several other markets. Shrek Forever After stands at $510.5m.
- Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 took $8.8m through Warner Bros Pictures International from4,600 screens in 58 territories for a sensational $639.1m.
The family adventure has amassed $80.5m in the UK, $76.2m in Japan, $58.2m in Germany and $48.7m in France.
Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama Hereafter grossed a confirmed $7.3m and debuted on 895 screens in 11 territories. It opened in Italy on $4.5m from 368 over five days including previews.
- Universal / UPI reported that Un Altro Mondo raised its tally in Italy to $3.4m, while Robin Hood stands at $216.4m overall and $7.9m in Japan. Despicable Me has grossed $290.5m and Biutiful $3.8m in Spain after six weekends. Julia’s Eyes has grossed $9.8m in Spain after 11 weekends.