It wasn't the young wizard that took the overseas crown.
Most had expected Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" or Par's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" to be the top grossing pics at the international B.O.
Instead, it was 20th Century Fox's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" that stole the crown, thanks to the franchise's enduring popularity and the added boost of 3-D.
Through Aug. 16, the 3-D toon had cumed $601.7 million at the international B.O. for a worldwide tally of $792.6 million.
As regards the other major 'toon release:.
"Up," Disney-Pixar's summer 3-D toon, also continues its strong run. While "Dawn of the Dinosaurs" largely opened day and date, "Up" is rolling out more slowly and into the fall.
During the Aug. 14-16 frame, "Up" grossed an estimated $10.1 million from 2,162 playdates in 22 markets for a foreign cume of $126.9 million and worldwide tally of $415.1 million. "Up" remained No. 1 in France for a third consecutive frame, bringing the cume to $21.2 million.
And the White Doggie? He's still in release in Japan, pushing Bolt's worldwide cume higher. The canine is now, per Box Office Mojo, sitting at $305.5 million, which places it one notch above Polar Express and two about Mulan.
No doubt this will change ...