Pirates! Band of Misfits” opens at No. 4 abroad

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

A co-production by Britain’s Aard­man Ani­ma­tions and Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion, The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits opened to col­lect $7.8 mil­lion over the week­end, plac­ing fourth among films overseas.

Fea­tur­ing the voices of Hugh Grant (in his ani­ma­tion debut) and Selma Hayek, the stop-motion tale was seen on 2,749 screens in 12 coun­tries. Accord­ing to Sony, the fam­ily com­edy film was in sec­ond place in the United King­dom, gross­ing the equiv­a­lent of $3.6 mil­lion in 891 theaters.

In third place abroad, Universal’s 3-D ani­ma­tion Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened in 17 coun­tries, includ­ing Mex­ico, where it was No. 2 with $2.7 mil­lion from 542 loca­tions. Over the week­end, The Lorax made $14.5 mil­lion at 4,100 loca­tions in 43 coun­tries. So far, it’s made $37.7 mil­lion over­seas and $227.3 mil­lion worldwide.

Mean­while, Disney’s partly ani­mated John Carter col­lected $6.2 mil­lion over the week­end in 54 over­seas coun­tries. So far, it’s made $188.3 mil­lion abroad in com­par­i­son to $66.2 mil­lion in North America.

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