Universal’s “The Lorax” makes $8.6 million abroad

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

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.

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