Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Foreign Derby

And let's not forget the overseas horse races:

Buoyed by a substantial first-place U.K. debut, Pixar/Disney's "Up" reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the foreign circuit over the weekend, generating $21 million overall from 3,500 locations in 25 markets and pushing its overseas gross total to $257.1 million.

... The U.K. gross for "Up" ($9.7 million from 550 spots) accounted for nearly half the film's total tally, and beat the comparable market opening grosses of Pixar predecessors "Wall-E" (by 39%) and "Ratatouille" (by 41%) ...

Fourth was "G-Force," Disney's animation outing from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, which grossed $7.8 million from 2,575 locations in 21 territories for an international cume to date of $111.4 million. A France opening is set for this week.

Other international cumes: Fox's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," $685 million

Animation continues to more than hold its own in lands across the sea.


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