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International Box Office: Tangled Returns to Top

February 3rd, 2011

Tangled opened in first place in the U.K. and that helped it climb back into first place internationally this weekend. In the U.K., it earned $8.11 million on 445 screens, which is roughly equivalent to its opening here. It's a little complicated comparing the two, as it opened on a Wednesday domestically, and it also opened on a major holiday. It was a better opening than Despicable Me, and that film earned just over $30 million in the U.K. along and almost $300 million internationally. Overall Tangled added $17.34 million on 4,534 screens in 37 markets for totals of $256.54 million internationally and $446.12 million worldwide. At this pace, $500 million worldwide is practically a lock.

The Green Hornet was pushed to second place with $15.39 million on 6,287 screens in 57 markets for a total of $60.01 million. It opened in South Korea and Italy, but bombed in both, earning fifth place with $634,000 on 336 screens over the weekend and $785,000 in total in South Korea. In Italy it earned eighth place with just $558,000 on 235. It should still hit the century mark overall.

Black Swan was rose 2% and that helped it climb to third place with $11.56 million on 1,293 screens in 16 markets for a total of $29.29 million after just two weeks of release. It grew by 5% in Germany adding $2.92 million on 392 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.79 million. It rose to first place in Australia with $2.10 million on 199 screens over the weekend and $6.14 million in total. While in the U.K. it was down just 7% to $4.07 million on 429 screens over the weekend and $11.60 million after two.

The King's Speech rose to fourth place with $11.47 million on 1233 screens in 15 markets for a total of $68.39 million. It opened in fifth place in Italy with $1.30 million on 170 screens, but I was expecting more. On the other hand, it added $5.77 million on 536 screens over the weekend for a total of $39.54 million after four weeks of release, which is equivalent to $200 million here. Of course, "home field advantage" does help.

Yet another Chinese film opened in the top five. This time it was My Own Swordsman with $10.96 million on 435 screens in its native market, which gave it the best per theater average in the top 30.

Tron: Legacy returned to the chart in sixth place with $10.44 million on 5003 screens in 42 markets for a total of $195.13 million internationally and $361.86 million worldwide. It opened in first place in Germany with $4.70 million on 482 screens, while it debuts in France next weekend.

Hereafter added $10.34 million on 2092 screens in 31 markets for a total of $44.06 million internationally. The film bombed during its opening in both the U.K. (seventh place with $955,000 on 274 screens) and in Germany (11th place with $449,000 on 143). On the other hand, it remained in top spot in France with $3.61 million on 482 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.07 million after two. It also managed that feat in Spain adding $2.66 million on 308 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.32 million, also after two.

The second Chinese film on the chart was Shaolin with $10.07 million on 898 screens in 8 markets over the weekend for a total of $31.39 million after two.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Green Hornet, Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, Hereafter