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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