The vampries, to nobody's surprise, frolic a Number One. But animation is still bopping along.
... No. 2 on the weekend was Sony-Paramount’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in 3D, which grossed $21.7 million from 13,039 screens in 53 markets. A China opening via Paramount posted $7.4 million from 7,030 locations. Total foreign gross comes to $187.6 million ...
Happy Feet 2, opening in Mexico and four smaller markets, was $2.6 million from 969 sites. It was No. 1 in Malaysia ... Real Steel has grossed a total of $159.9 million overseas thus far. Its seventh weekend registered $6.9 million from 42 markets. It ranks No. 5 on the weekend. ... Disney’s The Lion King 3D grossed $3.6 million in its 15th weekend on the foreign circuit in 40 markets, pushing its overseas cume to $64.6 million. ... Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, $304.9 million ...;
The seasonal family title Arthur Christmas, opened No. 9 in Germany ... Early cume is $9 million. ... DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots is playing just five offshore markets, but has managed to roll up a foreign cume of $53.1 million
Puss has a worldwide accumulation of $175 million to date. Whether it reaches that total domestically (I doubt it) remains to be seen. If pre-existing gross ratios continue, the cat will double its U.S.-Canadian grosses before the turnstiles stop twirling.
Meanwhile, Lion King is up around $161 million globally. Happy Feet the Second seems to be softer than HF the 1st.