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Frankenweenie Collects $4.9 Million Overseas



Tim Burton’s comedy-horror ani­mated movie “Franken­wee­nie” opened in nine over­seas coun­tries over the week­end to take in $4.9 million.

Directed, co-produced and co-written by Bur­ton, Disney’s Franken­wee­nie has made $5.3 mil­lion abroad so far. It’s grossed $22 mil­lion in the United States and Canada over two weekends.

Mean­while, Sony Animation’s 3D Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia opened in sec­ond place in the United King­dom, gath­er­ing $2.8 mil­lion at 704 loca­tions. This past week­end, it drew $13.7 mil­lion at 3,669 screens in 24 coun­tries. So far, Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia has grossed $49.3 mil­lion abroad.

Dream­Works Animation/Paramount’s Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted remains No. 1 in Aus­tria and Ger­many. In its sec­ond week­end in Ger­many, it took in $4.9 mil­lion at 742 locations.

Over­all, Mada­gas­car 3 made $10.1 mil­lion from 2,530 screens in 32 coun­tries this week­end for a cumu­la­tive for­eign gross total of $465 mil­lion. The movie opens this week in Britain.

The Fox block­buster Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift grossed $3.3 mil­lion at 721 the­aters in four coun­tries this week­end, rais­ing the cumu­lu­a­tive for­eign gross to $707.4 million.

This week, Universal’s Para­Nor­man opens in four coun­tries, includ­ing Turkey and Uruguay.

[Via The Hol­ly­wood Reporter www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/foreign-box-office-taken-2-frankenweenie-looper-ted-378856]

Ice Age 4 Sets Foreign Record for Animated Film

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift

After open­ing at the top of Italy’s box office this past week­end, Fox’s Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift — also known as Ice Age 4 — now holds the record for the highest-grossing ani­mated movie ever to be released abroad.

A $7.8 mil­lion debut at 906 venues in Italy has raised for­eign cumu­la­tive grosses for the sequel to $693.9 mil­lion. Bar­ring the unfore­seen, it’ll top the $700 mil­lion mark in for­eign lands.

Over the week­end, Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift made $8.7 mil­lion from 1,055 loca­tions in four over­seas countries.

The movie now has had the eighth-largest inter­na­tional release of any film — ani­mated or oth­er­wise — in history.

[Via Screen Daily — www.screendaily.com/box-office/ice-age-4-sets-animation-record-retribution-tops-intl-charts/5047189.article, The Hol­ly­wood Reporter — www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/foreign-box-office-resident-evil-retribution-hotel-transylvania-taken-liam-neeson-375216]

Hotel Transylvania A Monster Animation Success, Sucks Up $43M

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia

Talk about a mon­ster movie!

Ani­mated 3-D fam­ily film Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia debuted over the week­end at the top of the United States and Cana­dian box office with $43 mil­lion, set­ting an all-time record for a Sep­tem­ber open­ing of a movie.

Fea­tur­ing the voices of Adam San­dler and Selena Gomez, the hotel opened way ahead of live-action sci­ence fic­tion flick Looper, which col­lected $21.2 mil­lion between Fri­day and Sun­day for sec­ond place.

Strong results for both movies helped res­ur­rect a box office that has slowed over sev­eral weekd.

Domes­tic grosses for Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia were way ahead of dis­trib­u­tor Sony Corporation’s pre­dic­tion for at least $25 mil­lion in North Amer­ica. Another $8.1 mil­lion was made over­seas for a global open­ing of $51.1 million.

It’s absolutely an incred­i­ble result,” said Rory Bruer, pres­i­dent of world­wide dis­tri­b­u­tion for the Sony Pic­tures stu­dio. He said that the stu­dio had hoped for a gross around $30 mil­lion. Even that, he observed, “in this mar­ket would have been extraordinary.”

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia cost $85 mil­lion to produce.

Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion pre­miered Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia at 1,700 venues over­seas. It opened at No. 1 in Mex­ico, con­tribut­ing $3.6 mil­lion from 525 screens. In Aus­tralia, it opened at No. 3, bring­ing in $2.2 mil­lion from 465 locations.

The movie’s open­ing North Amer­i­can gross was far ahead of the pre­vi­ous Sep­tem­ber record-holder, Sweet Home Alabama, which debuted at $35.65 mil­lion a decade ago. How­ever, con­sid­er­ing the higher ticket prices these days, Sweet Home Alabama sold more tickets.

As well, Sony dis­trib­uted live-action time-travel tale Looper, star­ring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt.

Sony really kind of saved the day here, turn­ing things around after a full month of less-than-stellar box office,” said Hollywood.com ana­lyst Paul Der­garabe­dian. “The post-summer period didn’t exactly set the world on fire.”

Sony was able to dis­trib­ute two movies that didn’t have over­lap­ping audi­ences. That enabled it to take the step — unusual for a sin­gle stu­dio — of open­ing two wide releases on the same weekend.

Fox’s Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift opened in Italy this week­end, gross­ing an enor­mous $7.8 mil­lion at 906 the­aters. Over­all, the series entry made $8.7 mil­lion at 1,055 loca­tions sites in four coun­tries abroad. The fam­ily film sequel has made a cumu­la­tive for­eign total of $693.9 mil­lion, thus becom­ing the highest-grossing ani­mated movie ever released overseas.

Even after 17 weeks abroad, Dream­Works Animation’s Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is still gen­er­at­ing money. Over the week­end, it made $6.1 mil­lion at 1,514 loca­tions in 28 for­eign coun­tries. Over­seas, it’s made a total of $422.7 mil­lion, with open­ings in Ger­many and Aus­tria sched­uled this week.

Pixar’s Brave made $5.2 mil­lion in this, its 15th over­seas week­end, in 55 coun­tries. The total for­eign gross now stands at $281.9 million.

Dis­trib­uted abroad by Uni­ver­sal, Laika Entertainment’s Para­Nor­man col­lected $2.3 mil­lion at 1,900 venues in 36 coun­tries for a for­eign total of $32.4 million.

[Via Reuters — news.yahoo.com/monsters-rule-box-office-hotel-transylvania-160632797–sector.html, Asso­ci­ated Press — news.yahoo.com/hotel-transylvania-checks-43m-debut-154646517–finance.html, The Hol­ly­wood Reporterwww.hollywoodreporter.com/news/foreign-box-office-resident-evil-retribution-hotel-transylvania-taken-liam-neeson-375216]

Dracula To Take A Big Bite Out Of BO?

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia

Sony Pic­tures Ani­ma­tion is set to take a big bite out of week­end box office with the release of the ani­mated film Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia. Bets are on that the 3D film will slide to an easy vic­tory in the week­end race to sales, with esti­mates rais­ing as high as 35 mil­lion for the film.

Inter­est­ingly enough, one of the other two new releases this week­end is also from Sony, “Looper.” Star­ring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Rian John­son, Looper is expected to come in at sec­ond place at 22 mil­lion. The third film will be a dis­tant third, an expended box office bomb called, “Won’t Back Down.”

With a bud­get of about 100 mil­lion, Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia has had a long and trou­bled past. Var­i­ous direc­tors have included Anthony Stac­chi, David Feiss and Jill Cul­ton, with Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky helm­ing the final ver­sion. In Feb­ru­ary of 2012 Selena Gomez replaced Miley Cyrus as Mavis.

Wel­come to the Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia, Dracula’s lav­ish five-stake resort, where mon­sters and their fam­i­lies can live it up, free from med­dling from the human world. But here’s a little-known fact about Drac­ula: he is not only the Prince of Dark­ness; he is also a dad.

Over­pro­tec­tive of his teenage daugh­ter Mavis, Drac­ula fab­ri­cates tales of elab­o­rate dan­gers to dis­suade her adven­tur­ous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia, where his daugh­ter and some of the world’s most famous mon­sters — Franken­stein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invis­i­ble Man, a fam­ily of were­wolves, and more — can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, cater­ing to all of these leg­endary mon­sters is no prob­lem — but his world could come crash­ing down when one ordi­nary guy stum­bles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Frank is also known as Franken­stein. Eunice is his in-your-face, over-the-top and larger-than-life Bride. Qua­si­modo, once the hunch­back of Notre Dame, is now a crazy, pas­sion­ate gourmet chef always look­ing for his next piece de resis­tance. Wayne and Wanda are a pair of mar­ried, har­ried were­wolves, par­ents to an ever-increasing lit­ter of pups, who are look­ing for­ward to their fam­ily vaca­tion at the hotel.

Mur­ray, a bois­ter­ous Mummy, was once enter­tainer to the great Pharaohs, and is now the life of the party, and always feel­ing the urge to let loose and sing. Jonathan is a 21-year-old reg­u­lar guy, care­free and full of life, whose world trav­els land him at the Hotel.

ParaNorman Retains First Place in UK; Nemo Finding Fourth



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.

More Moviegoers Find Resident Evil Than Nemo

Finding Nemo

Find­ing Nemo

Find­ing Nemo” nar­rowly lost the swim­ming race with Res­i­dent Evil: Ret­ri­bu­tion at the North Amer­i­can box office this past week­end, accord­ing to stu­dio esti­mates released Sunday.

A 3D ver­sion of the 2003 Pixar-Disney smash hit, Find­ing Nemo charted at No. 2 spot in the United States and Canada to open at $17.5 mil­lion, accord­ing to Disney.

By con­trast, live-action hor­ror sequel Res­i­dent Evil: Ret­ri­bu­tion ruled the roost with $21.1 million.

The 3D ver­sion of Find­ing Nemo has col­lected $5.1 mil­lion in seven over­seas coun­tries, includ­ing $1.3 mil­lion over the past week­end. The ini­tial release of Find­ing Nemo brought in $527.9 mil­lion abroad.

The win­ner of the Acad­emy Award for best ani­mated fea­ture film, Find­ing Nemo grossed $868 mil­lion world­wide dur­ing its first run, mak­ing it one of the most suc­cess­ful releases from Disney’s Pixar ani­ma­tion stu­dio. The under­wa­ter com­edy fea­tured the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Willem Dafoe.

This weekend’s 3D re-release cost lit­tle, with the Mouse House spend­ing under $5 mil­lion to con­vert the movie to 3D. Box office results were a bit lower than Disney’s ini­tial pro­jec­tions. How­ever, accord­ing to Dave Hol­lis, Disney’s exec­u­tive vice-president for motion pic­ture dis­tri­b­u­tion, the gross was sim­i­lar to those of ear­lier 3D re-release openings.

It’s great for fam­i­lies dur­ing the day, and then cou­ples at night,” said Hol­lis. There was a bal­ance of age and gen­der among those see­ing the movie this week­end, he added.

Hollywood.com box office ana­lyst Paul Der­garabe­dian said he was some­what sur­prised that the lat­est incar­na­tion of Res­i­dent Evil would top the box office. He thought that Find­ing Nemo would be the win­ner, what with the con­tin­ued suc­cess of Pixar films and last year’s strong open­ing Disney’s 1994 ani­mated movie The Lion King in 3-D, which debuted at No. 1 with $30.1 mil­lion — and which even­tu­ally brought in $94 million.

This week­end, ani­mated children’s movie Para­nor­man, dis­trib­uted by Uni­ver­sal, was in fifth place in North Amer­ica with $3 mil­lion. In Britain, it reached No. 1 or No. 2, mak­ing $2.2 mil­lion from 481 venues.

Para­nor­man opened abroad in eight mar­kets, mak­ing $3.8 mil­lion over­all at 2,700 the­aters in 36 coun­tries. So far, the Focus Fea­tures film has made $25 mil­lion overseas.

On Mon­day, Seth MacFarlane’s partly ani­mated comedy-fantasy Ted is expected to beat 2009’s The Hang­over as the biggest-grossing orig­i­nal R-rated com­edy released abroad. So far, Ted made $189 mil­lion overseas.

Ted debuted this week­end to col­lect $2.1 mil­lion at 463 venues. Over­all, it gen­er­ated $8.1 mil­lion from 2,800 screens in 43 coun­tries. It’s made $406 mil­lion around the world and still hasn’t been shown in 17 for­eign countries.

Dream­Works Animation’s Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted opened at No. 1 in Aus­tralia, col­lect­ing $4.4 mil­lion (includ­ing pre­views) at 265 loca­tions. It reached $405 mil­lion abroad after mak­ing $6.9 mil­lion at 2,134 venues in 33 lands.

Tad: The Lost Explorer, the lat­est entry in the Tadeo Jones ani­ma­tion series, remains No. 1 in Spain. Released by Para­mount to 333 the­aters, it’s made $2 mil­lion in its third week­end, rais­ing the cumu­la­tive total to $11.7 mil­lion in Spain — the only coun­try where the film’s been screened so far.

[Reuters — news.yahoo.com/resident-evil-retribution-swims-past-finding-nemo-172727782–sector.html?_esi=1, Asso­ci­ated Press — news.yahoo.com/resident-evil-rules-box-office-21-1m-155335844–finance.html?_esi=1, The Hol­ly­wood Reporter www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/foreign-box-office-resident-evil-retribution-madagascar-3-ted-seth-mcfarlane-370653]

Brave takes top position at British box office



Pixar’s “Brave” col­lected an esti­mated $4.3 mil­lion from about 565 screens in the United King­dom, lead­ing that country’s box office in its fourth weekend.

Over­seas, Brave proved a money-maker in gen­eral. Dis­trib­uted by Dis­ney, it was No. 3 at the for­eign box office, mak­ing $14.6 mil­lion in 48 coun­tries dur­ing its 10th week­end abroad. The cumu­la­tive off­shore take is now $212.3 mil­lion, while global rev­enues have reached $442.4 million.

Dream­Works Animation’s Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted opened in Italy for a first-place show­ing, gar­ner­ing $7.7 mil­lion over five days. The three­quel made $11.7 mil­lion at 2,933 screens in 39 coun­tries, rank­ing No. 5 over­seas. In total, Mada­gas­car 3 has made $369 mil­lion abroad.

Laika Entertainment’s 3D stop-motion ani­ma­tion Para­Nor­man, dis­trib­uted by Focus Features/Universal, brought in $3.9 mil­lion abroad this week­end from 2,230 the­aters in 17 coun­tries. So far, it’s had for­eign grosses of $12.5 million.

Mean­while, Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox announced that it’s the first of Hollywood’s six major stu­dios to make over $2 bil­lion this year over­seas. That point was reached Saturday.

Fox thus “becomes the only dis­trib­u­tor to have achieved this mile­stone six times and in four con­sec­u­tive cal­en­dar years” (2009 through 2012), the stu­dio said.

Help­ing Fox’s suc­cess were such films as Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift (total­ing $665.1 mil­lion) and Alvin and the Chip­munks: Chip­wrecked ($136 million).

This past week­end, Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift made $7.6 mil­lion at 5,988 loca­tions in 48 over­seas countries.

ParaNorman not Expendable, makes $14 million



Laika Entertainment’s “Para­Nor­man,” an ani­mated com­edy thriller star­ring a small-town boy who bat­tles zom­bies, opened at third place in the North Amer­i­can box office this week­end with $14 million.

Dis­trib­uted by Focus Fea­tures and Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures Inter­na­tional, Para­Nor­man made another $2 mil­lion overseas.

The 3D puppet-animated film fared con­sid­er­ably behind the live-action The Expend­ables 2, which opened at $28.8 mil­lion (and another $17.3 mil­lion abroad), and The Bourne Legacy, which gar­nered $17 mil­lion (plus $18.2 mil­lion over­seas) in its sec­ond weekend.

Various 3D printed Norman faces

Var­i­ous 3D printed Nor­man faces

Para­Nor­man has the inter­est­ing dis­tinc­tion of being the first 3D stop motion ani­mated film that is also com­puter gen­er­ated. Twenty seven major char­ac­ters had their faces “built” in a com­puter. Through com­puter mod­el­ing, it was easy to manip­u­late the char­ac­ters faces for expres­sions and speak­ing. Once cre­ated, each pose was then out­puted to a 3D printer. The 3D print­ers build up each character’s face by deposit­ing hun­dreds of lay­ers of fine white plaster-vinyl pow­der, which is then sprayed with ink. Over 31,000 parts were cre­ated this way… each thirty sec­onds would require almost 300 faces per character.

In inter­na­tional the­aters for films dis­trib­uted over­seas by Hol­ly­wood stu­dios, Pixar’s Brave was in fifth place with $14.4 mil­lion, accord­ing to Ren­trak. Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift was at No. 7 with $10.1 million.

Fox’s Ice Age: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift has made $150.1 mil­lion domes­ti­cally since it opened July 13.

Over­all, domes­tic rev­enues reached $139 mil­lion, up 12% from the same week­end last year, when The Help topped the box office with $20 mil­lion, track­ing com­pany Hollywood.com said. Busi­ness had been down the pre­vi­ous three week­ends this summer.

Accord­ing to Hollywood.com, rev­enues have reached $3.9 bil­lion since the first week­end of May down 5% from the same period last sum­mer, when the sea­son closed with an all-time high of $4.4 billion.

We’re wind­ing down the sum­mer, and we’re in the dog days of August. They’re called that for a rea­son, because we’re expe­ri­enc­ing the typ­i­cal sum­mer slow­down, only it seems worse this year,” Hollywood.com ana­lyst Paul Der­garabe­dian said.

Esti­mated ticket sales for Fri­day through Sun­day at United States and Cana­dian the­aters were released by Hollywood.com. Final domes­tic fig­ures are sched­uled for release Monday.

Nightmare at DreamWorks: quarterly profit down 63%

DreamWorks Animation SKG

Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion SKG

Second-quarter net income at Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion SKG Inc. fell by a whop­ping 63 per­cent, the Glen­dale, California-based com­pany announced Tuesday.

The stu­dio blamed in part the delayed release of Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted in sev­eral over­seas coun­tries, as well as higher dis­tri­b­u­tion costs.

Net income fell to a level below ana­lysts’ expec­ta­tions. Mean­while, shares dropped over 8 per­cent in after-hours trad­ing Tuesday.

Results for the stu­dio were aided by box office rev­enues from Mada­gas­car 3, which has grossed over $500 mil­lion in the­aters around the world since it was released June 8. By com­par­i­son, Kung Fu Panda 2grossed $600 mil­lion a year ear­lier, although that movie’s rev­enues were helped by a release two weeks ear­lier in the quarter.

DWA’s net income in the three months ended June 30 was $12.8 mil­lion (15 cents per share), com­pared with $34.1 mil­lion (40 cents per share) last year. Rev­enue in the sec­ond quar­ter was $162.8 mil­lion, down 25 per­cent from the same period in 2011.

Ana­lysts polled by Fact­Set, on aver­age, had pre­dicted income of 25 cents per share on rev­enue of $185 million.

Some of the rev­enue for Mada­gas­car 3 was recorded after the quar­ter ended. As well, dis­trib­u­tors took a greater cut of ticket sales to pay for film prints and adver­tis­ing than expected, said stu­dio chief finan­cial offi­cer Lew Coleman.

He also noted that the Lon­don Olympics caused the film’s delayed release in such major over­seas mar­kets as the United King­dom, Ger­many, Aus­tria and New Zealand. Cole­man added that mar­kets that had released Mada­gas­car 3, such as Rus­sia and China, have been pay­ing DWA a smaller share of ticket sales than aver­age, which hurt revenue.

Though he blamed tim­ing prob­lems for neg­a­tively affect­ing second-quarter rev­enue, Cole­man pre­dicted that Mada­gas­car 3 would be a “very prof­itable film.”

Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion shares closed up 2 cents to $19.20 in reg­u­lar trad­ing. But they fell $1.60 (8.3 per­cent) to $17.60 after the quar­terly report’s release.

Ice Age 4″ surpasses $500 million

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.