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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
Summit Entertainment’s third instalment in the Twilight franchise sank its teeth into the number one spot on its international debut weekend, grossing $75.4m from 7760 screens.
The David Slade directed fantasy romance performed strongly across Russia and CIS, taking $11.2m from 1, 085 screens, and in Spain where it generated $6.6m from 716 screens. Eclipse opened in 39 territories over the 02 - 04 weekend and will reach France, UK and Germany on July 7, 9 and 15 respectively.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reprise their roles as Edward and Bella, the latter once again finding herself in danger when Seattle comes under threat from a malicious vampire.
BAYSIDE SHAKEDOWN 3: SET THE BOYS LOOSE
Toho’s comedy drama is the highest non-US new entry on the international chart, totalling $11.1m from 447 theatres across Japan. The third film in the highly successful local franchise scored an imperious $24,789 screen average. The first and second films based on the popular tv series earned $84m and $165m repectively at the Japanese box office.
I HATE LUV STORYS
I Hate Luv Storys enters the international chart in sixth position. UTV Communications’ romantic comedy took $7.4m from 1,044 screens in 18 territories. Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan star in writer-director Punit Malhotra’s story of an unlikely love affair.
Emperor Motion Pictures’ action thriller ranked seventh internationally on its debut weekend, taking $5.3m from 454 domestic prints. Derek Yees’ complex revenge story follows a cop who makes it his mission to bring down a media hero.