Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) celebrated a return to the top of the overseas charts as Up led the way on an estimated $13.7m.
The Pixar hit was active in 2,718 theatres in 23 territories and will soar past $200m within a week bearing in mind that the current tally stands at $196.7m.
Up launched in Germany on $5.1m from 625 sites and stayed top in Australia as $2.8m from 287 following a 28% climb that raised the running total to $8.5m heading into a week of school holidays.
Elsewhere the film added $1.3m from 624 cinemas following a 1% slip in its eighth weekend in France for $38m and ranked third in its third weekend in Brazil as $1.1m from 329 theatres boosted the tally to $6.7m. Up has now grossed 20% more than Wall-E’s total run in Brazil and is tracking 11% ahead of Ratatouille at the comparable stage.
The film stands at $32.4m in Spain as an extraordinary run has confirmed Up’s status as the biggest animated release in the territory. The final phase of releases continues next weekend as Norway enters the mix.
- G-Forceadded $3m from 2,269 theatres in 30 countries for an $84.1m running total and will take further strides towards $100m next weekend when it opens in Italy and New Zealand. It opened in Australia’s Victoria and Queensland territories on $532,000 from 135 sites.
The Proposal continues to delight WDSMPI executives with its unexpectedly strong overseas run and added a further $2.5m from 1,810 theatres in 41 territories for $134.9m. The romantic comedy has taken $5m in three weeks in Italy and is projected to cross $140m. It opens next weekend in France.
- Universal/UPI’s Inglourious Basterds grossed $11.2m from 2,900 sites in 40 territories to raise the tally to an excellent $115.7m. The film has surpassed the $111.4m final tally of Kill Bill: Vol 1 to become Quentin Tarantino’s top grossing film overseas, rounding out a historic weekend for the director who achieved a similar feat at the domestic box office.
Leading the charge was Spain with a terrific $4m number one launch from 378 venues that took 38% market share and gave Tarantino his biggest debut there. There was another career best in Singapore, where Inglourious Basterds launched on $222,000 from 25 and also recorded Universal’s biggest R-18 debut in the territory.The film stands at $21m in France, $18.8m after three weekends in Germany, $16.4m in the UK, and $9.7m in Australia. Inglourious Basterds is set to open in Italy on October 2, Brazil and Mexico on October 9, South Korea on October 29 and Japan on November 20.
Funny People added $2m from 800 sites in 15 territories for $12m and launched in seventh place in Germany on $577,000 from 228. The comedy has generated $3m after two weekends in Australia and ranks second.
9, which Universal is releasing in eight territories, grossed $1m from 488 sites in its second weekend in Russia, Ukraine and Estonia for a total of $4.2m. There are five more territories to open including the UK on October 30, Spain on January 1 and Germany on February 25.
Universal is distributing Dutch film De Storm in the Netherlands and Belgium and reported a $620,000 number one launch in the Netherlands with 23% market share.
Public Enemies has reached $98m and UPI executives will look to launches in Italy on November 6 and Japan on December 12 to push their gangster tale past $100m.
- Sony Pictures Releasing International’s The Ugly Truth added $9.4m from 2,300 screens in 41 markets for a $44.9m running total, buoyed by a $3m launch in Russia on 416 screens that ranked third.
The romantic comedy opened second in Brazil on $1.3m from 165, second in South Korea on $935,000 from 172, ninth in Japan on $515,000 from 163, and top in Singapore on $415,000 from 31. After four weekends France stands at $5.2m, while Mexico has generated $3m after three and Australia $10.2m after seven.
District 9 is fast approaching the $50m mark as $8.5m including non-SPRI territories raised the tally to $47.8m through all distributors. SPRI territories yielded $4.3m from 1,630 screens in 17 markets for a $39m running total.
Holdover business powered the weekend as District 9 added $1.4m from 487 in the UK following a 27% slide to rank second on $10.4m after three. The tally in Spain is $5m after two, $3.5m in Germany after two, and $6.4m in Australia after six. The sci-fi action tale opened top in French-speaking Switzerland on $80,000 from 14 screens.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs opened day-and-date with North America in 15 markets, grossing $6m from 1,238 screens. The family film opened top in the UK on $2.8m from 537 screens and also dominated the competition in Mexico with $2.3m from 405. It opened in seventh place in Japan on $300,000 from 129 and scored number one debuts in Chile on $170,000 from 50, the UAE on $115,000 from 21, and Ecuador on $110,000 from 38.
The Taking Of Pelham 123 grossed $3.7m from 1,930 screens in 41 markets for $62.3m as it debuted in third place in Italy on $1.2m from 325.
Julie & Julia grossed $2.2m from 1,065 screens in seven markets for an early $6.4m on the back of a $1m debut in France on 274 screens that placed seventh. The film has taken $2.4m in the UK after two weekends and $2.2m in Germany after three.
- The Final Destination took $9.2m from more than 2,300 screens from 35 territories through Warner Bros Pictures International and New Line International territories and has amassed $70.4m.
Despite a Category 3 (18+) rating for its Digital 3D version, The Final Destination opened top in Hong Kong on $787,000 from 60 screens, securing the fourth biggest launch in the territory for a digital 3D film.
After two weekends the horror film has taken $10.4m in Russia and stands at $18.9m in the UK and $8.4m in France after four, and $8.6m in Germany after three.
The Hangover grossed $2.5m from roughly 1,964 screens in 48 territories for $178.6m.
- Fox International’s Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs held on to pole position in Italy for the fourth consecutive weekend as $3.4m from 701 screens following a 29% slide raised the tally to $39.3m. Overall the film added $4.7m from roughly 2,000 screens in 28 markets for $677.2m
(500) Days Of Summer grossed $1.1m in Australia from 226 screens to rank third and kept things ticking along in the UK, where it has taken $5.1m. Aliens In The Attic stands at $25.5m, while X-Men Origins: Wolverine crossed $190m following a strong second weekend in Japan that saw it add $929,595 from 514 for $5.1m.
- Paramount/PPI’s G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra grossed an estimated $2m from 2,490 sites in 58 territories for $148m. The largest contribution came from Italy, where the film grossed $850,000 from 317 locations in its second weekend for $3.2m. The film debuted in Greece on $300,000 from 48 venues.