Disney/Pixar's "Up" continues to live up to its name, as the toon remains the dominant title of the fall overseas. For the second time in three sessions, "Up" easily won, this time with $21.8 million for the Oct. 9-11 frame at 3,500 playdates in 25 markets, led by a $10.2 million British debut and a $2.3 million Benelux launch.
"Up" is now the fifth best international performer of the year ... Foreign cume ,,, has reached $258.5 [ok, not weekend] million as of Oct. 13, or $35 million short of the domestic total. It has now joined 92 other films that have cleared the quarter-billion-dollar mark in overseas grosses this year and looks likely to wind up its run in the more exclusive club of 37 pics with at least $400 million in international grosses ....
"G-Force" also showed some pull for family audiences with $8.4 million at 2,575, led by a $3.8 million Spanish launch, to lift the foreign cume past $112 million ...
Domestically, cartoons are also holding their own, with Cloudy Mit Meatballs and Toy Stories both in the Top Five.
As of Thursday, Cloudy had hit the century mark, and the Toy Story reboots had collected $25.5 million. The chart (as of yesterday):
Couples Retreat -- $45.4 million
Zombieland -- $54 million
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs -- $100.2 million
Paranormal Activity -- $13.5 million
Toy Stories 3-D -- $25.5 million