Sunday, May 15, 2011

Maytime Foreign Derby

... Where the parrots continue to frolic.

... Ranking No. 4 on the weekend was 20th Century Fox’s Rio, tallying $10.4 million from 7,331 screens in 67 markets. Foreign gross total of the family-oriented animation about a domesticated macaw has shot past the $300 million mark ($306.3 million). ...

Rio is doing less well domestically, but the feature will bump up against the half billion mark before it's through. Meanwhile Hop has earned $63.4 million beyond the seas, for a worldwide accumulation of $170.2 million. (Animated titles often roll up way higher grosses in foreign markets, but apparently the Easter Bunny loses something in translation.)


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