“The Lorax” at #5 abroad, “The Pirates!” at #10

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Universal’s 3-D animated film “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” was in fifth place overseas this past weekend, drawing $11.7 million from 3,925 venues in 49 countries.

Adapted from the famed children’s book, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened in seven countries, including Hong Kong, where it was seen on only 34 screens. It brought in $341,000 for an average of over $10,000 per venue. The film has made a total international gross total of $59 million so far.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits, co-produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation, came in 10th overall overseas. It grossed $6.7 million this past weekend at 1,959 theaters in 29 countries.

Featuring the voices of Hugh Grant and Selma Hayek, the family film opened in Italy at 434 locations to make $1.2 million. It opened at No. 9 in Australia, garnering $925,000 at 286 venues. The overseas gross total for The Pirates! now stands at $22.2 million.

In No. 1 spot at the French box office is director-writer-actor Alain Chabet’s Sur la piste du marsupilami (Houba! On The Trail Of The Marsupilami). Combining animation with live action, the Pathe adventure is based on a series of comic books about the finding of a mythical long-tailed marsupial. In its opening five days, the film drew an estimated $8 million from about 700 venues.

Disney’s partly animated John Carter made $2.6 million in 54 countries abroad over the weekend for an overseas total of $195.6 million.

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