With opening dates in 16 major countries yet to be determined, Universal Studios’ 3D-animated Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax made $8.6 million at 3,753 venues in 51 overseas countries this past weekend.
That ups the ecological tale’s total foreign gross to $74.3 million.
Meanwhile, Aardman Animations/Sony Pictures Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits opened this past weekend in Venezuela and was in a strong fourth place in the United Kingdom, where it made $2.5 million in 8,990 cinemas for a cumulative national total of $20.7 million. Over the weekend, The Pirates! collected $8.4 million in booty from 4,200 screens in 34 countries. Overseas, it’s made a total of $44.4 million so far.
In France, Pathe’s partly animated Sur la Piste du Marsupilami (Houba! On The Trail Of The Marsupilami) stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend, down only 15% from the first. This past weekend, it brought in an estimated $8.2 million from 805 venues. Created by Alain Chabet, the adventure has made a total of $21.8 million in France.