Cat’s pajamas: “Puss In Boots” reaches #1 overseas

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Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

For the first time since it opened abroad October 27, DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots has clawed its way to the top of the foreign box office.

Last weekend, the cat tale made $47.1 million at 6,749 locations in 40 countries.

It opened in 16 countries, at least nine of which had Puss In Boots at No. 1. Distributor Paramount International says that the foreign gross for the 3D spinoff of the Shrekfranchise now totals $143.7 million.

Puss In Boots topped the German box office, collecting $6.9 million from 680 venues for slightly over $10,000 per theater. In Brazil, the film was also No. 1, with $5.9 million from 434 screens. Australia contributed $3 million from 507 cinemas.

The movie was No. 1 in the United Kingdom, with $3.08 million from 510 movie houses in what Paramount called as a “soft market.” In its second weekend in France, Puss In Boots was No. 3, contributing $5.6 million from 671 screens for a cumulative total of $15.9 million in that country.

This week, Puss In Boots opens in Italy.

Sony/Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmaswas No. 3 overseas, with $15.1 million from 7,603 spots in 63 countries. In Russia, it opened in second place, with $3.4 million from 780 locations. Its international gross now totals $58.6 million.

Distributed by Village Roadshow, Warner Bros.’ dog of a film Happy Feet Two brought in $9.7 million from 6,725 screens in 47 countries. Its overseas gross has reached $48.9 million.

Steven Spielberg’s stop-motion animated movie The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorndrew $7 million from 3,945 movie houses in 58 countries over the weekend. Its total is now $232.7 million.

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