The Final Destination led Hollywood’s overseas box office charge with a $17.3m haul from approximately 2,900 screens in 28 territories through Warner Bros Pictures International and independent distributors for a $55.25m running total.
The horror film launched at number one in Russia on an extraordinary $7.7m from 600 screens nationwide, 57% of which came from 176 3D screens.
The film took a further $2m from 400 German screens in its second weekend for $7m and ranks second, while $691,000 in Poland from 74 raised the tally there to $2.5m. Latest figures put the UK on $17.4m and France on $7.1m through indepepdents..
Comedy hit The Hangover added $3.4m from 2,290 screens in 52 territories for $174.1m.
- Inglourious Basterds will cross $100m on Monday after it grossed a further $9.4m through Universal/UPI from 3,014 sites in 36 territories for $99m. There are 26 territories still to go including Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and Korea. Globally Quentin Tarantino’s action film has taken more than $200m.
In the only new release, the film set a new opening for Tarantino in Poland after it debuted at number one on $678,000 from 78. It stayed top in France for the fourth weekend in a row and added $1.5m from 258 for $18.3m.
The animated adventure 9, which Universal is releasing in eight territories, opened day-and-date with North America in Russia, Ukraine and Estonia this weekend for $2.7m from 490 venues. Naturally Russia generated the lion’s share on $2.6m from 445 for Universal’s third biggest opening there this year.
Funny People grossed $2.2m from 815 locations in six territories for $9.1m, buoyed by an impressive $1.5m Australian launch from 199 in second place.
Public Enemies added $1.1m from 1,673 venues in 44 for $97m and Universal will look to successful debuts in Italy and Japan towards the end of the year to push Michael Mann’s gangster thriller over $100m.
- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Pixar release Up added $8.4m from 3,114 screens in 21 territories for $181.3m. The film expands into German-speaking Europe next weekend, when it will reach the full extent of its nationwide roll-out in Australia, where it already ranks number one and added $2.4m from 242 screens for $4.8m.
Up also ranked number one in Brazil where $1.5m from 322 raised the tally to $5m. After seven weeks the film has amassed $32.3m in Spain and ranks as the biggest animated release there this year. France has generated $36.2m after seven and the $875,000 debut on 65 Greek screens was the biggest Disney/Pixar launch ever.
Romantic comedy The Proposal consolidated its position as the biggest Hollywood romantic comedy overseas release this year as $3.6m from 2,191 screens in 44 territories raised the tally to an excellent $130.2m.
The film added $1.1m in its second weekend in Italy from 356 screens for $3.8m and opened top in Hong Kong on $516,000 from 48 for a new launch record for Sandra Bullock. The film has amassed $17.5m in Germany and Bullock record in South Korea of $1.3m. G-Force added $2.7m from 2,668 screens in 28 territories for $80.1m.
- Sony Pictures Releasing International’s (SPRI) District 9 took $7.6m from 1,765 screens in 19 markets for SPRI for $31.8m. Including territories sold by QED International, the sci-fi action took $8.1m overall and stands at $35.8m.
It opened top in Spain on $2.9m from 356, second in Germany on $1.9m from 407, fourth in Austria on $200,000 from 44, and grossed $170,000 in Germany-speaking Switzerland from 32 screens. District 9 took a further $1.9m in the UK from 552 for $7.7m after two weekends and has amassed $6.1m in Australia after five and $800,000 in South Africa after three.
The Taking Of Pelham 123 added $3.9m from 2,020 screens in 52 markets for $56.2m, while The Ugly Truth used a $3.9m haul from 1,375 screens in 28 markets to propel it to $34m, and Julie & Julia stands at an early $4m after launching in sixth place on $870,000 in the UK.
- Fox International’s Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs added $4.8m in Italy to stay top and elevate the local tally to $34.3m. The animated behemoth has amassed a staggering $670.2m internationally.
X-Men Origins: Wolverineh ad its final territory opening in Japan where it debuted on $2.6m in what was expected to be a number one ranking. The overseas tally stands at 4188m. Family title Aliens In The Attic added $2m for $23.2m.
- Paramount/PPI’s G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra grossed $3.5m from 3,506 locations in 57 territories to raise the running total to an even $145m. The action film opened in second place in Italy on $2m from 268 sites.