Sunday, August 21, 2011

Your Foreign Derby

The small blue people -- seeing as how Part II of the tall blue people is still dancing in Jim Cameron's head -- once again take the prize.

The Smurfs captured the No. 1 spot overseas with a gross of $35.3 million – down 34% from the prior stanza – at 10,590 screens in 54 markets.

.... The weekend’s No. 2 was, again, 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which collected $29.6 million from 6,271 venues in 48 markets.

So lessee. Two hybrid animated features finished Number One and Number Two in the overseas sweepstakes.

And the comfortably-built Chinese bear is still performing martial arts at the turnstiles:

... Although DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 has been playing the foreign circuit since May 26, the 3D animation sequel keeps on chugging at the box office. A No. 4 Japan debut generated $3.2 million from 305 venues. Weekend overall came up with $5.5 million from 1,522 situations in 61 territories for an international cume of $459 million. ...

The worldwide total for KFP2 is $622,943,000 (74% of that foreign.) For Cars 2 the accumulation stands at $501,345,000 (63% from overseas.)

Illumination Entertainment's Hop has gathered in $76,500,000 at the foreign box office.


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