Box Office Report: 'Ice Age 4' Off to Sizzling Start Overseas

Ice Age Meltdown Film Still - H 2012

Ice Age Meltdown Film Still - H 2012

The 3D animated tentpole is rolling out internationally two weeks ahead of its North American debut.

Scrat is back in full form.

Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift is off to a great start at the international box office, where it has earned $11 million in only two days from 12 markets, including strong performances across Latin America and in France.

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The fourth installment in the family franchise secured the the second-highest opening day for an animated film in France ($4.5 million), Colombia, Argentina and Chile and the second-highest opening day for a Fox animated title in Mexico ($1.6 million) and Central America.

Continental Drift -- which doesn't open in North America until Jul 13 -- is rolling out in a total of 37 markets this weekend, inlcuding the 11 territories where the film began unspooling mid-week or on Thursday.

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Fox insiders said the $11 million is particularly noteworthy considering school holidays haven't begun in many of those markets.