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International Box Office: Smurfs Still Large Overseas

September 14th, 2011

The Smurfs have taken top spot on the international chart for the fifth weekend in a row, this time earning $14.78 million on 6,425 screens in 80 markets for a total of $321.17 million internationally and $457.18 million worldwide. The film opened in Japan over the weekend, but was a non-entity placing fifth with $857,000 on 235 screens over the weekend and $994,000 in total. It opens in Australia and Italy this weekend and if it can do well in those two markets, it should reach $500 million worldwide before long.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes returned to second place with $12.96 million on 5,200 screens in 60 markets for totals of $208.06 million internationally and $375.91 million worldwide. The film is coasting on holdovers at the moment, but it opens in Italy later this month and in Japan early next month. When it gets there, it should have more than $400 million worldwide.

Final Destination 5 rose to third place with $11.33 million on 4,242 screens in 45 markets for a total of $78.00 million. The film fell 60% during its second weekend in France earning $1.47 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.59 million after two.

Friends with Benefits shot into fourth place with $9.35 million on 1,772 screens in 25 markets for a total of $29.56 million internationally. The film debuted in first place in France, but only managed $1.63 million on 254 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in the U.K., but with $3.08 million on 432 screens, and in Germany with $2.46 million on 434 screens over the weekend for a total opening of 2.78 million.

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan opened in fifth place with $8.15 million, but no further details were given.

Captain America: The First Avenger rose to sixth place with $7.89 million on 8,675 screens in 41 markets for a total of $174.89 million internationally and $348.35 million worldwide. It has now made more internationally than it did domestically, and that wasn't entirely expected. This week it made $5 million on 7,000 screens in China, while it opens in Japan in a month's time.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Smurfs, Captain America: The First Avenger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Friends with Benefits, Final Destination 5, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan