Warner Bros Pictures International’s crime saga was active in 58 markets over the weekend and has reached $378.4m.
According to the distributor the weekend session means The Dark Knight Rises is 31% ahead of The Dark Knight at the same stage of release based on 2008 exchange rates, rising to 49% ahead of its predecessor based on current exchange rates. However WBPI did not provide an inflation-adjusted comparison.
The UK led the holdovers as $6.8m (£4.3m) boosted the tally to $63.9m (£40.9m) after three weekends, followed by France on $6.1m (€5m) for $20.5m (€16.8m) after two.
Mexico generated $5.5m (Ps 72.7m) in the second weekend for a $20.8m (Ps 281m) running total and Germany produced $5.3m (€4.4m) for $20.8m (€17m) after the same timeframe.
The Dark Knight has added $5.3m (KRW 6bn) in South Korea for $35.8m (KRW 41bn) after three, $4.6m (R$9.4m) in Brazil for $15.2m (R$31m) after two and $4.4m (A$4.2m) in Australia for $33.7m A$32.8m) after three.
In other second weekends results the film added $3.1m (Rbl 100m) in Russia for $14m (Rbl 456.2m), $2.6m (¥205.8m for $12.9m (¥1bn) and $1.9m (Ps 8.5m) in Argentina for $6.1m (Ps 27.9m).
- Ice Age: Continental Drift brought in a further $32.8m through Fox International from 13,678 screens in 62 markets as the tally climbed to $586.9m.
The animation held at number one in its second weekend in China on $11.1m from 3,500 for $41.7m and stands at $7.5m in South Korea after two, $52.8m in Germany after five, $45.9m in France after six, $44.4m in Russia after four, $44.3m in Mexico after six, $43.4m in Brazil after six and $38.7m in the UK after four.
Ice Age 4 has amassed an astonishing $27.9m in Argentina after six to consolidate its status as the biggest industry release in history. It has grossed $27.2m in Australia after the same timeframe.
Stefan vs Kramer, the first local title distributed by Fox Chile, scored the biggest opening weekend in history on $2.2m from 109 screens.
Prometheus opened top in Spain on $4.4m from 782 for the biggest launch of the year-to-date and 50% market share. The action sci-fi grossed $4.6m overall from 949 screens in three markets and stands at $184.7m with launches to come in Germany, Japan, China and Italy.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days took $2.8m from 693 screens in five markets, debuting in third place in the UK on $2.7m from 568. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stands at $37.2m.
- Universal Pictures International’s Ted took a giant significant stride towards the $100m mark in a terrific session that brought in $32m from 2,380 sites in 20 territories to boost the early international running total of $77.3m
The adult comedy opened in ten territories led by the UK where, despite a historic victory for tennis star Andy Murray and other Olympic Games distractions, the film mustered a mighty $14.3m (£9.1m) from 508 theatres to claim gold at the local box office. This was Universal’s third biggest launch in the market behind Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and King Kong. Germany’s number one debut generated $7.4m from 449 for Universal’s best opening so far in 2012.
Ted pulled off the biggest Hollywood comedy launch in Russia on $5.5m from 630 and debuted in Austria on an excellent $1.5m from 76. Snow White And The Huntsman stands at $234.9m, while Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has grossed $117.7m and
Laika Entertainment’s Animation’s ParaNorman went out in its first market anywhere in the world, Mexico. Laika’s follow-up to Coraline ranked second on $2.3m from 531 sites and fared better than Coraline. ParaNorman will open next in Colombia and Peru, day-and-date with North America on Aug 16.
Step Up Revolution, which Universal releases in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Switzerland and Latin America, kicked off in Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad this weekend for $2.3m from 253. It opened in third place in Australia on $1.9m from 198.
Universal is distributing What To Expect When You’re Expecting in Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Latin America and the early tally stands at $3.4m after the film arrived in Brazil on $750,000 from 171 sites.
- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International reported that Pixar’s Brave grossed $16.5m from 31 territories for an early $118m international running total after seven weeks in release. The studio had not returned emails at time of writing to provide individual territory updates.
- Paramount Pictures International (PPI) reported that DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 added $15.8m from 2,745 cinemas in 44 countries for $312m after nine weeks. The biggest debut came from Japan on $4.5m from 302 cinemas.
There were impressive debuts also in Poland and Hong Kong on $2m from 131 sites and $1.2m from 60 cinemas, respectively. Madagascar 3 added $1.5m in the second weekend in Spain, however PPI did not provide a running total.
Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator grossed $1.1m from 880 sites in 29 territories as the tally climbed to $108m. Katy Perry: Part Of Me stands at $5.9m.
- The Total Recall reboot grossed $6.2m through Sony Pictures Releasing International from an initial wave of 12 markets. The sci-fi thriller opened top in Taiwan on $1.3m from 150 screens and top in Malaysia on $1m from 130.
The Amazing Spider-Man has reached $427.1m thanks to a $6.1m session from 6,660 screens in 79 markets. The superhero reboot has generated $39.1m in the UK after five weekends, $37.9m in Japan after six, $29.4m in Brazil after five, $28.2m in Mexico after five and $21m in France after five.
- Step Up Revolution brought in $7.9m from 20 markets where Lionsgate licensed rights, pushing the early running total for the independent production to $17.5m.