Brave takes top position at British box office

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Pixar’s “Brave” col­lected an esti­mated $4.3 mil­lion from about 565 screens in the United King­dom, lead­ing that country’s box office in its fourth weekend.

Over­seas, Brave proved a money-maker in gen­eral. Dis­trib­uted by Dis­ney, it was No. 3 at the for­eign box office, mak­ing $14.6 mil­lion in 48 coun­tries dur­ing its 10th week­end abroad. The cumu­la­tive off­shore take is now $212.3 mil­lion, while global rev­enues have reached $442.4 million.

Dream­Works Animation’s Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted opened in Italy for a first-place show­ing, gar­ner­ing $7.7 mil­lion over five days. The three­quel made $11.7 mil­lion at 2,933 screens in 39 coun­tries, rank­ing No. 5 over­seas. In total, Mada­gas­car 3 has made $369 mil­lion abroad.

Laika Entertainment’s 3D stop-motion ani­ma­tion Para­Nor­man, dis­trib­uted by Focus Features/Universal, brought in $3.9 mil­lion abroad this week­end from 2,230 the­aters in 17 coun­tries. So far, it’s had for­eign grosses of $12.5 million.

Mean­while, Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox announced that it’s the first of Hollywood’s six major stu­dios to make over $2 bil­lion this year over­seas. That point was reached Saturday.

Fox thus “becomes the only dis­trib­u­tor to have achieved this mile­stone six times and in four con­sec­u­tive cal­en­dar years” (2009 through 2012), the stu­dio said.

Help­ing Fox’s suc­cess were such films as Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift (total­ing $665.1 mil­lion) and Alvin and the Chip­munks: Chip­wrecked ($136 million).

This past week­end, Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift made $7.6 mil­lion at 5,988 loca­tions in 48 over­seas countries.

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