ParaNorman Retains First Place in UK; Nemo Finding Fourth

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Thanks to a No. 1 finish in its second weekend in the United Kingdom, Laika Entertainment’s ParaNorman made $3 million from 2,200 venues in 39 overseas countries this past weekend.

Distributed abroad by Universal, the animated comedy made $1.9 million at 479 British locations for a cumulative total of $4.7 million in the country over 10 days.

ParaNorman had strong openings in Sweden, Poland and Denmark over the weekend as well. Its total foreign gross has now reached $29.2 million.

Meanwhile, Seth MacFarlane’s partly animated comedy-fantasy Ted has grossed a total of $202.8 million internationally, though it’s still to be seen in 12 countries. It’s the third Universal movie so far this year to gross over $200 million abroad.

This past weekend, Ted grossed $9.3 million at 2,800 locations in 43 countries, debuting in Brazil to make $1.3 million at 247 theaters. In its second weekend in Mexico, Ted experienced a 7% increase in grosses, collecting $2.3 million on 465 screens to make $6.2 million over 10 days south of the border. This week, the movie opens in five countries, including South Korea and Hong Kong.

Pixar-Disney’s Brave brought in $5.7 million from 55 countries this weekend. It’s now made $508 million around the world, including $274.4 million overseas.

A 16-week veteran of foreign screens, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted finally opened in New Zealand — at No. 1 — and stayed at the top of the box office in its second weekend in Australia. The threequel grossed $2.6 million from 277 screens for a cumulative total of $8.1 million in the market.

Distributed by Paramount, the DreamWorks Animation movie made $4.6 million at 1,712 venues in 33 countries, grossing a foreign total of $411.9 million since it first screened overseas.

Paramount’s release of Tad, the Lost Explorer stayed at No. 1 in the Spanish box office for the fourth weekend in a row. The latest entry in the the Tadeo Jones animation franchise made $1.6 million at 323 venues over the weekend, contributing to a $13.8 million total in Spain. The movie opened in South Korea this weekend, reaching No. 5.

In domestic box office, End of Watch and House At The End of the Street tied with 13 million each, closely followed by Trouble With The Curve with 12.7 million.The Finding Nemo 3D re-release placed fourth with  9.5 million,  beating out Resident Evil at fifth.

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