“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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