Sunday, June 05, 2011

Overseas Steeple Chase -- June 5th

Jack Sparrow is still the big news internationally.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, ... narrowly took the No. 1 spot on the foreign theatrical circuit for a third consecutive weekend, grossing $69.4 million from more than 19,000 screens in more than 100 markets. ...

Disney's foreign booty now stacks up to a nice round $600-million out of at total of $790.7 million. Meantime, DWA's panda bear continues to perform:

... Fourth on the weekend was DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D ... which grossed $40 million on the weekend overall from 9,104 locales in 28 markets ...

For those keeping score at home, the second installment now has a world total of $225 million. The Mojo of Box Office notes:

... Kung Fu Panda 2 didn't take the same beating [domestically] as Hangover Part II, but it was still battered in its second weekend. Retreating 49 percent, the animated sequel generated an estimated $24.3 million, increasing its sum to $100.4 million in 11 days. The percentage drop was more extreme than Madagascar (41 percent) and any Shrek movie at the same post-Memorial Day point. The first Kung Fu Panda was down 44 percent in its second weekend (which was a week later on the calendar)...

So for whatever reason, the bear is tracking a smidge less than his predecessor.

Then there is Rio with a world total of $463.2 million. Not half bad.


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