'Tangled' Bumps 'Green Hornet' Out of No. 1 Spot at Int'l Box Office
UPDATED: Disney's animated film had an exceptionally strong No. 1 debut in the United Kingdom.
Director Clint Eastwood's Hereafter from Warner Bros. grossed $10.2 million from about 2,200 screens in 32 markets. A No. 1 second weekend in France drew pushed the supernatural drama's market cume to $10 million. Total foreign cume is $42.3 million.
Fox's Gulliver's Travels, grossing $9.4 million from $3,080 situations in 41 territories, has compiled an overseas cume of $126.6 million. A No. 1 opening in South Korea for the Jack Black vehicle produced $4.5 million from 492 situations, which Fox said was its eighth-biggest weekend opening in the market ever.
Warner's family-oriented animation title Yogi Bear grossed $7.8 million at about 2,625 screens in 26 markets, hoisting its foreign cume to $34.7 million. A Mexico debut is due this week.
Making a powerful No. 1 debut in Japan was Nikkatsu-Toho-Nippon Television's coproduction Gantz, a live-action adapation of Hiroya Ya's popular manga and tv animation, directed by Shinsuike Sato. Opening round at 410 locations provided $7.2 million for a per-screen average of more than $17,600.
Sony and other distributors' The Tourist with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie grossed $6.4 million on the weekend from 2,450 situations in 57 markets for a foreign cume of $149.5 million. Fox's romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs came in with $6.5 million from 2,548 screens in 39 territories for an overseas gross total of $52.9 million.
Italy's No. 1 title for the second consecutive stanza was Qualunquement, director Giulio Manfredonia's comedy starring Sergio Rubini about a shady businessman returning to Calabria to run for public office. Second frame for the 01 Distribution release provided an estimated $4.9 million from some 589 screens for a market cume of $15.1 million.
RED, Summit International's spy-action with Bruce Willis, resurfaced in Spain and Japan for a weekend tally of $4.4 million. The No. 2 Japan bow, handled by Disney, drew $2.7 million from 297 spots. The Spain figure was $1.7 million from 348 sites, for a market rank of No. 2.
Paramount's comedy Little Fockers pushed its foreign cume to $152.2 million thanks to a $3.45 million weekend at 2,504 screens in 47 markets. Sony's romantic comedy How Do You Know drew $4.1 million from 1,550 sites in 11 markets for a foreign gross total of $6.9 million.
Universal's The Dilemma, a comedy from director Ron Howard starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, secured $3.8 million from 1,152 sites in 21 markets for a foreign cume of $10.6 million. Sony's Burlesque with Cher bagged $4.1 million from 1,676 screens in 40 territories for a cume of $37.4 million.
Biggest news out of France was Pathe's limited opening of actor-director Danny Boon's Rien a declarer (Nothing to Declare), about cultural frictions between French and Belgium customs officers. The comedy played at 86 locations in northern France on the weekend, grossing a hefty $2.5 million or nearly $30,000 per-screen on average. Boon is the creative force behind 2008's Bienvenue chez les ch'tis (Welcome to the Sticks), one of France's biggest-grossing local-language hits.
Opening No. 2 in France was Metropolitan Filmexport's release of director Peter Weir's The Way Back, which collected an estimated $2.7 million from some 497 situations. The market's top local-language newcomer was Pyramide Distribution's release of director Alex Delaporte's Angele et Tony. A No. 9 opening round for the romantic drama set in a Normandy fishing village was an estimated $494,573 from about 79 sites.
Taking the No. 2 spot in South Korea was Jo-seon Myeong-tam-jeong (Detective K: Secret), director Seok-yoon Kim's costume comedy about a wacky detective and sidekick investigating a series of murders. Opening round for the Showbox release generated an estimated $4 million from some 525 locations.
Universal opened Barney's Version, director Richard J. Lewis' interpretation of a Mordecai Richler book, in the U.K. ont a 141-screen run. Opener for the Paul Giamatti-Duston Hoffman vehicle drew an estimated $173,255.
Other international cumes: Fox's The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, $271.2 million; Universal's Devil, $26.3 million; Sony's The Very Best Movie, $8.6 million from Russia only; Focus Features/Universal's The American, $31.4 million; Warner Bros.'s Due Date, $109.2 million; Focus Features' Another Year, $9.4 million; and DreamWorks Animation/Paramount's Megamind, $168.9 million.
Also, Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, $653.6 million; Gaumont's Le fils a Jo, $7.5 million over three rounds in France only; Paramount's Morning Glory, $15.7 million; Lionsgate's Season of the Witch, estimated $30 million; Fox's Vallanzasca, $2.86 million in Italy only; Universal's Last Night, $1.8 million in Russia only; Mars Distribution's La chance de ma vie (The Chance of My Life), $7.4 million over four stanzas in France only; and Fox's Unstoppable, $85.6 million.