'Titans' Still Tops at Overseas Box Office

'Alice' is No. 2 on international circuit, followed by 'Camping 2'

Rounding out a month as the No. 1 title on the foreign theatrical circuit, "Clash of the Titans" claimed $33.5 million from 10,150 screens in 61 markets on the weekend, raising its overseas boxoffice total to $242.6 million.

"Titans' " offshore domination ends this week as an early-to-arrive summer season (due to the June 11-July 11 World Cup) kicks off. Paramount's "Iron Man 2" begins its overseas run on Wed. in six markets, including France, Belgium, Sweden and Norway, before fanning out to an additional 48 territories.

A Japan opening at 479 screens generated $3 million -- including paid previews -- for the 3D update of MGM's 1981 action fantasy based on Greek mythology. A No. 1 second weekend in Mexico did better with $3.67 million generated from 721 locations for a market cume of $13.7 million.

"Titans' " Korea cume over four rounds totals $19 million. In all, said distributor Warner Bros., 67% of the total weekend gross came from 3D venues, which represented 46% of total screens played.

Taking second place on the weekend was Disney's "Alice in Wonderland," which tallied $27.4 million in its eighth round on the foreign circuit from 6,964 venues in 54 markets. A Brazil bow generated $5.7 million from 649 locations, Disney's biggest market gross ever for this market.

Director Tim Burton's 3D re-imagining of the Lewis Carroll classic has rolled up an overseas boxoffice total so far of $549.4 million, making "Alice" the 17th most popular offshore grosser ever, beating 2006's "The Da Vinci Code" ($540.7 million) and 2004's "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" ($546.1 million).

Worldwide, "Alice" has grossed $876.8 million, which translates to a No. 18 ranking all-time, just behind 2002's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" ($878.6 million).

Logging in at No. 3 on the weekend was the strong first-place finisher in France, Pathe's local language "Camping 2."

Director-coscripter Fabien Onteniente's comedy about an insurance company worker taking his girlfriend camping costars humorist Franck Dubosc and Mathilde Seigner, and drew $10.8 million from 781 situations in its opener for a per-screen average of $13,853. The film is a sequel to 2006's "Camping," which grossed more than $40 million in France alone.

Finishing fourth on the weekend was DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon," which lured $9.7 million from 5,650 situations in 49 markets.

In its fourth round in France via Paramount, "Dragon" drew $1.8 million from 699 locations for a market cume of $16.1 million. So far, the animation title has grossed a total of $192.6 million overseas.

20th Century Fox's "Date Night" finished No. 5 on the weekend, with $7.47 million on the weekend drawn from 3,120 spots in 48 markets. Overseas cume so far for the marital action comedy costarring Steve Carell and Tina Fey stands at $28.3 million. A No. 1 opening in the U.K. produced $1.96 million from 384 screens.

Weekend offshore newcomers included Sony's "The Back-Up Plan," the romantic comedy costarring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin, which opened No. 2 in Mexico and No. 4 the Philippines for a total of $881,414 from 391 spots.

Fox opened MGM's comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine" in Australia (where it ranked No. 1) and New Zealand for a total of $1.28 million from 256 screens for an overseas cume of $1.48 million.

"Bounty Hunter," Sony's romantic comedy costarring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, shoved its overseas gross total to $57.6 million, thanks to a $4.45 million weekend from 2,647 screens in 56 territories.

Director Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island," being distributed offshore by Paramount and other distributors, grossed an estimated $3 million on the weekend, hoisting its cume to $160.5 million, of which $117.8 million came from Paramount-handled markets.

Opening in the No. 7 slot in France was "Mammuth," costarring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani. The Ad Vitam Distribution release, which drew favorable response at this year's Berlin Festival, concerns a 60-year-old retiree battling to obtain his rightfully due pension. Debut round at 165 locations generated $1.5 million.

Other international cumes: Fox's "Avatar," $1.976 billion; Pathe's "Tout ce qui Brille" ("All that Glitters"), $10.5 million over five rounds in France only; Lionsgate/Universal's "Kick-Ass," $21.6 million (thanks to a $2.5 million weekend at 1,090 sites in six Universal territories); Sony's and other distributors' "The Book of Eli," $57.4 million; Universal's "Green Zone," $47 million due to a $2.6 million weekend at 1,340 screens in 31 markets; Sony's "As Vidas de Chico Xavier," $13.4 million in Brazil only; EuropaCorp Distribution's "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec," $8.3 million over two frames in France only; Universal's "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang," $43.5 milllion after a $2.3 million weekend at 2,242 sites in 19 territories; and Universal's "L'Arnacoeur" ("Heartbreaker"), $23.21 million in France only, the market's highest local-language grosser of 2010.

Also: Universal's "The Wolfman," $77.4 million; Disney's "The Last Song," $7.2 million; Paramount's "Up in the Air," $80 million; Universal's "It's Complicated," $109.9 million; DreamWorks/Paramount's "The Lovely Bones," $49.9 million; Universal's "Repo Men," $3.3 million; DreamWorks/Paramount's "She Out of My League," $6.7 million; Paramount's "Beneath Hill 60," $826,245 in Australia only; Disney's "When In Rome," $7.1 million; Universal's "Die Teufelskicker," $3.9 million; and Focus Features/Universal's "Serious Man," $21.7 million; Weinstein Co./Sony's "Nine," $36 million; and Paramount's "Case 39," $15.6 million.

And: Focus Features' "Love Happens," $12.4 million; Fox's "Fantastic Mr. Fox," $24.2 million; Paramount's "Dear John," $5.5 million in U.K. only; Fox's "My Name is Khan," $33.4 million; Paramount's "Case 39," $15.6 million; and Paramount's "Tension Sexual," $2.7 million in Spain only.

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