Though it had tepid results in North America, DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians collected $40 million in 56 foreign countries over the weekend.
Distributed by Paramount, Rise of the Guardians was in second place abroad, surpassed only by the live-action Twilight: Breaking Yawn, Part 2, which gathered $48.4 million from 74 countries.
Apparently, the DWA movie will be No. 1 in 20 countries. France was the leader, with $4.7 million, followed by Mexico, where it garnered $3.7 million.
After two weeks, the foreign total for Guardians is $57 million. Worldwide, it’s grossed almost $106 million so far.
In North America, the movie tied with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln for third place at the box office. Each film made $13.5 million.
Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph was tied for sixth place domestically with Killing Them Softly, directed by and starring Brad Pitt. Each brought in $7 million.