'Eye' has it at overseas b.o.
EmptyThanks to openings in seven territories during the weekend led by Japan and the U.K., DreamWorks/Paramount's thriller "Eagle Eye" ensnared an estimated $12 million from 3,779 screens in 49 markets, finishing No. 1 on the international circuit for the first time.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox's video game-inspired "Max Payne," the No. 1 film domestically, was fifth on the weekend overseas with $6.4 million from 1,305 screens in 32 mostly small markets. The action vehicle starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis premiered in first place in at least six of those markets and debuted at No. 3 in Spain with $1.3 million from 302 sites.
At No. 2 overall was "Burn After Reading," the Coen brothers' espionage satire, which opened in five new territories (three handled by Universal). Overall, its weekend take was an estimated $8.7 million, hoisting its overseas cume to about $30 million. Universal reports that the U.K. opening ($3.3 million from 396 sites) was the biggest boxoffice bow of any Coens title in the market.
Placing No. 3 for the weekend was Fox's release of the Russian-language "Admiral," director Andrei Kravchuk's historical drama that opened No. 1 internationally last frame. Playing Russia and the Ukraine, the historical drama tallied $8.2 million from 1,223 screens for a two-market cume-to-date of $27.6 million.
In fourth overall was Pixar/Disney's "Wall-E," which premiered at No. 1 in Italy, garnering $3.8 million from 250 locations for a robust per-screen average of $15,200. The weekend produced $7 million from a total of 2,844 screens in 22 markets for a resulting overseas cume of $247 million.