The many varieties of animation (hand-drawn, cg, hybrid) continue to prosper in venues across the seas:
... [D]ominating the foreign circuit, 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" squeaked out its 10th consecutive round as the No. 1 film overseas, generating $51 million -- down just 15% from last weekend -- from 7,600 screens in 71 markets.
Overseas gross total for director James Cameron's record-setting blockbuster was $1.780 billion with its worldwide tally weighing in at $2.468 billion ...
And Rupert's other hybrid animated feature is churning out foreign coin for News Corp. as well:
... Fox's "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" hoisted it overseas cume to $215.5 million thanks to a $3.7 million weekend at 2,500 screens in 30 markets ...
Though Sony smothered its most recent animated feature a little too early stateside, the opus rolls on overseas:
... "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" drew $3.2 million on the weekend from 1,470 screens in 21 markets for an international cume (collected since last Sept. 16) of $107.7 million.
To date, Cloudy has fun up a worldwide total of $232.6 million.
Meantime, Green Froggy continues to hop right along:
No. 5 was Disney Animation's "The Princess and the Frog," which cashed in on school holidays in France and the U.K. and grossed $12.1 million from 3,397 screens in 40 territories. Overseas cume stands at $131.5 million. France, with about two-thirds of the country observing school vacations, generated $4.1 million -- up 9% from last weekend -- from 697 locations for a one-month market cume of $23.1 million ...
So will TP&TF be a money spinner after all revenue sources have reported in? You betchya. It's already grossed $234.2 million on a worldwide basis. After factoring in the little silver disks and product merchandising, it should perform satisifactorily.