The latest scorecard for animation-type movies in foreign lands:
... Real Steel remained strong in Russia ($2.1 million in its third weekend for a market cume of $18 million) and in Australia ($1.1 million in the third round, cume $9.3 million). Steel’s foreign gross total stands at $86.1 milion.
... Rise of the Planet of the Apes continues forcefully in Japan ... pushing the foreign gross total to $264.5 million.
Lion King 3D, $44 million over 11 frames ... Rango, $121.5 million ...
For those of you doing box scores at home, Rango now has a grand total of $245 million (Rounded.) We must always remember that the lizard's saga is a "hit" while Kung Fu Panda 2, which has outgrossed the original, is considered a "disappointment." And Apes has accumulated $439.9 million.
Lion King 3D has added 136.6 million to its almost billion dollar total. Pretty good for a seventeen-year-old, hand-drawn feature.