Ice Age 4″ surpasses $500 million

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Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift

Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift” grossed $50.7 mil­lion at 15,932 screens in 69 for­eign coun­tries over the week­end, rais­ing its over­all gross abroad to $516.3 million.

The sec­ond highest-grossing movie over­seas this past week­end, Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift – the fourth install­ment of the computer-animated fran­chise — has now made nearly as much as 2009 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, the series’ most suc­cess­ful entry, which made a total of $693.9 mil­lion abroad.

Open­ing in first place in China this week­end, Con­ti­nen­tal Drift made $15.7 mil­lion in about 3,500 locations.

National records for a Fox ani­mated film were set dur­ing open­ing week­ends in South Korea ($3 mil­lion at 501 venues) and in India ($1.6 mil­lion on screens).

Lead­ing the for­eign box office this week­end was Warner Broth­ers’ live-action The Dark Knight Rises. It made $126.2 mil­lion at 17,200 loca­tions in 57 coun­tries dur­ing its sec­ond weekend.

Pixar’s Bravewas No. 5 inter­na­tion­ally, mak­ing $9.6 mil­lion for a total for­eign gross of $92 mil­lion. It was seen in 24 coun­tries, which dis­trib­u­tor Dis­ney says is about 38% of the inter­na­tional mar­ket. North Amer­i­can rev­enues now total $217.3 million.

Dream­Works Animation’s Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wantedopened in first place in Spain ($2.6 mil­lion at 395 the­aters) and Por­tu­gal ($1.1 mil­lion at 67 loca­tions for an aver­age of nearly $16,000 per venue). Over the week­end, it made a total of $6.9 mil­lion at 2,366 venues in 41 coun­tries for a cumu­la­tive for­eign total of $291.7 mil­lion. Dis­trib­u­tor Para­mount will open movie this week in seven coun­tries, includ­ing Japan and Hong Kong.

Universal’s 3D ani­ma­tion Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened in sec­ond place in the United King­dom, where a month of school hol­i­days began. There, it made $2.9 mil­lion at 502 venues. It opened in China to gar­ner $964,000 mil­lion on 1,060 screens. Over­all, it made $5.9 mil­lion at 3,506 venues in 13 coun­tries this week­end, con­tribut­ing to a for­eign cumu­la­tive total of $110.6 million.

Another Uni­ver­sal release, the partly ani­mated Ted, made $2.7 mil­lion this week­end at 497 loca­tions in 10 coun­tries for a for­eign total of $44.1 million.

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