'Wanted' is tops overseas

Uni thriller nabs $33 million in 22 territories

Universal International's "Wanted" proved to be the international circuit's most desired title during the weekend, grabbing the No. 1 boxoffice spot with an action-packed $33 million from 1,922 screens in 22 territories.

Disney/Pixar's "WALL-E," the No. 1 title domestically, set a promising opening pace in a limited, six-market overseas bow, grossing an estimated $3.1 million from 400 screens in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador and Trinidad.

Finishing in the No. 2 weekend spot was DreamWorks Animation/Paramount's "King Fu Panda," which had powerhouse bows in six territories and landed with $21.5 million overall from 3,401 sites in 24 markets. Its international gross total stands at $98.5 million, while the worldwide tally is $277.8 million.

As the European soccer championships wound to a conclusion Sunday, third-place finisher "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" introduced itself to continental Europe, scoring strongly in the U.K. and France for an overall weekend estimate of $20.1 million from 4,200 screens in 34 markets. Its overseas cume is $161.8 million; globally, it's $298.8 million.

Coming in at No. 4 was Marvel/ Universal's "The Incredible Hulk," which dropped nearly 50% from the previous weekend to an estimated $12.1 million from 4,243 situations in 54 markets, good for an international cume of $85.5 million. Worldwide, its gross is $201 million.

Last weekend's No. 1 title, Paramount's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," finished out of the top five this round but remained strong in its second weekend in Japan ($5.2 million from 327 spots for a market cume of $24 million). Overall, "Skull" pulled in $11.4 million from 4,721 spots in 62 markets for an overseas cume of $413 million. (partialdiff)