Cars 2″ beats “Kung Fu Panda 2″ in foreign race

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Cars 2

In the bat­tle of the sequels at the inter­na­tional box office, Pixar-Disney’s Cars 2 flew past the check­ered flag over the week­end, open­ing at $42.9 million.

Although it played in fewer coun­tries, Cars 2 out­grossed Dream­Works Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2.

Cars 2 was screened in 3,129 loca­tions in 18 over­seas coun­tries, mak­ing $13,710 per venue. Dis­ney called the results “25% of our poten­tial performance.”

This was also 127% ahead of the amount from the orig­i­nal Cars (2006), which grossed $217.9 mil­lion over­seas. Dis­ney pointed out that the Cars 2 open­ing beat by 80% that of Up (2009), which made a total of $438.3 mil­lion abroad.

The weekend’s for­eign tak­ings over­took by 77% those of Rata­touille (2007), which made a total of $417.3 mil­lion, and by 4%)those of last year’s Toy Story 3 ($648.2 million).

Accord­ing to Dis­ney, the open­ing three-day gross total world­wide reached $110.9 mil­lion. The largest over­seas mar­kets for Cars 2 mar­kets were Rus­sia ($9.3 mil­lion), Mex­ico ($8.1 mil­lion), Brazil ($7.6 mil­lion), Italy ($5.7 mil­lion) and Aus­tralia ($5.2 million).

Kung Fu Panda 2 was seen in over three times as many coun­tries over­seas this past week­end as Cars 2. Although it had led the for­eign box office for the pre­vi­ous two week­ends, the bruin sequel fell to No. 2, hav­ing made $32.9 mil­lion at 10,467 venues in 46 countries.

Released by Para­mount, the 3D ani­mated movie has made $336 mil­lion since it debuted over­seas May 26. In Aus­tralia this past week­end, it pre­miered at No. 2 (after Cars 2), col­lect­ing $4.87 mil­lion from 448 movie houses.

Still in the­aters over­seas, Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures’ Hop has made a total of $69.2 million.

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