'Tangled' Tops Int'l Box Office for Third Time This Year With $25 Million
Opening overseas day-and-date with its No. 2 domestic debut was Universal's Sanctum 3D, the James Cameron-produced underwater adventure, which generated $3 million from 590 locations including 13 IMAX venues in Australia and the U.K. (which contributed $125,000 or 4 percent of the weekend gross). The No. 2 Australia opening produced $1.6 million from 219 sites while the No. 5 U.K. debut kicked in another $1.38 million from 371 spots.
Universal reports that The Mechanic drew $1.6 million in its second Russia market round for a local cume of $7 million over 11 days. U.K. box office for the Jason Statham action title from Millennium Films-Nu Image Entertainment came to $858,723 (via Lionsgate) from 308 locations for a market cume of $3.1 million.
Warner's family animation title Yogi Bear pushed its foreign cume to $47 million due to a $9.7 million weekend at some 3,200 screens in 35 markets. A No. 1 Mexico opening drew $2.8 million from 1,056 screens. Director Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, also from Warner's, upped its foreign gross take to $50.4 million thanks to a $5.5 million weekend at about 2,000 screens in 33 markets.
The top three titles in Italy -- 2010's ninth biggest offshore market for the Hollywood majors -- were local language productions with Medusa Films' Femmine Contro Maschi (Females Against Males) taking the No. 1 spot. Director Fausto Brizzi's second battle-of-the-sexes comedy opened to $5.4 million drawn from some 624 situations.
As a result of a strong showing in German-speaking territories in Europe, Tron: Legacy drew $5.1 million on the weekend from 3,943 locales in 43 markets, pushing its overseas gross total to $203.7 million. The 3D sequel to 1982's Tron grossed $3.1 million in its second Germany round at 518 venues for a market cume of $9.2 million.
Sony and other distributors' The Tourist drew $3.6 million from 1,796 situations in 53 markets for an overseas cume of 157.5 million. Fox's Love and Other Drugs boosted its overseas take to $58.5 million thanks to a $3.2 million weekend playing 1900 screens in 40 territories.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps resurfaced on the foreign circuit in Japan -- 2010's biggest overseas market for the U.S. major studios. Opening market round for the Oliver Stone sequel drew $1.86 million from 348 sites (for an average of $5,344 per screen) raising its overall overseas gross total to $81 million.
Other international cumes: Focus Features' Somewhere, $11.6 million; Nikkatsu-Toho-Nippon TV's Gantz, $17.8 million after nine days in Japan only; Sony's Burlesque, $42.1 million; DreamWorks Animation/Paramount's Megamind, $169.9 million; Fox's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, $273.8 million; Paramount's Morning Glory, $16.8 million; Gaumont's Le Fils a Jo, $8.6 million France only; Universal's The Dilemma, $14.3 million; Paramount's Barney's Version, $315,013 in U.K. only; and Fox's Vallanzasca, $3.5 million in Italy only.
Paramount's Little Fockers, $156.7 million after a $3 million weekend at 1,432 screens in 42 territories; Focus Features' The American, $31 million; Focus Features' Another Year, $10.9 million; the Weinstein Co.'s The Fighter, $11.2 million; Disney's The Borrower Arrietty, $4.7 million in four rounds, France only; Paramount's Let Me In, $1.2 million; the Weinstein Co.'s Shanghai, $9.5 million; Fox's Unstoppable, $86.7 million; Universal's Devil, $27.4 million; Mars Distribution's The Chance of My Life, $8,2 million France only; Universal's Julia's Eyes, $10.8 million; and the Weinstein Co.'s A Little Bit of Heaven, $717,389 in its opening weekend in the U.K. at 321 sites.