Around-the-World Roundup: 'Tangled' Swats 'Green Hornet'
by Ray Subers
January 19, 2011
Tangled held off decent competition from The Green Hornet to retain the top spot overseas over the weekend. With the exception of The King's Speech, most releases saw modest declines, and overall business trailed last year when Avatar led with $128.9 million (more than the Top Ten combined this week).
Without any significant openings, Tangled dipped 41 percent to an estimated $15.6 million. Its top territory was Australia ($3.1 million), followed by Brazil ($2.3 million) and Germany ($1.9 million). Playing in just 55 percent of the foreign markets, Tangled has thus far earned $212.5 million for a worldwide (domestic plus foreign) total of $393.5 million. It will easily pass $400 million worldwide this weekend before opening in the United Kingdom and South Africa on Jan. 28.
In its first weekend, The Green Hornet grossed $15.1 million in 35 territories. It debuted in first place in Germany with $4.1 million and second place in the U.K. and France with $3 million and $2.4 million, respectively.
Tron Legacy added an estimated $14.6 million, with around $8.1 million coming from its debut in China. While the China opening was impressive, these figures indicated that the rest of Tron's territories declined by an average of 63 percent. The sci-fi sequel has thus far generated $170.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $328.8 million, and it is set to expand in to Belgium this weekend before adding German-speaking territories at the end of the month.
Little Fockers grossed $14.2 million in 52 markets for a total of $133.5 million. In a further sign that it's lagging behind Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers' $3 million opening in Italy was just over half of its predecessor's debut six years ago.
The Tourist made off with an estimated $13.9 million in 68 markets. It had strong first place openings in Mexico ($1.5 million) and Greece ($1.2 million). The Angelina Jolie-Johnny Depp thriller also added $2.6 million in Russia, which is now the movie's highest-grossing territory. Its overseas total currently sits at $122.1 million, and its worldwide haul should reach $200 million this weekend.
Gulliver's Travels enjoyed another solid showing, grossing $11.6 million in 42 territories. It had a strong $2.2 million start in Brazil, along with respectable holdover earnings in Russia ($2.2 million) and the U.K. ($2 million). Since opening in December, Gulliver has earned just shy of $100 million overseas.
Italian comedy Che Bella giornata added $10.6 million to bring its impressive total to $42.1 million. Excluding Avatar ($83 million), it's already Italy's highest-grossing release of at least eight years.
The King's Speech earned $9.4 million in just four territories for a total of $33.2 million. In the U.K., it rose 28 percent to $7 million, and also added $1.8 million in Australia. The Colin Firth-Geoffrey Rush period drama is set to open in Finland and New Zealand this weekend.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader dropped 48 percent to $9.2 million in 65 territories. Its $3.6 million weekend in China brought its total there to $12.6 million, making it China's highest-grossing entry in the Narnia series. With an foreign total of $257.6 million, Dawn Treader stood just over $20 million away from eclipsing Prince Caspian's total.
Foreign Top Ten - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date
1. Tangled - $15.6 - $212.5
2. The Green Hornet - $15.1 - $15.1
3. Tron Legacy - $14.6 - $170.3
4. Little Fockers - $14.2 - $133.5
5. The Tourist - $13.9 - $122.1
6. Gulliver's Travels - $11.6 - $99.7
7. Che Bella giornata - $10.6 - $42.1
8. The King's Speech - $9.4 - $33.2
9. Chronicles of Narnia 3 - $9.2 - $257.6
10. Love and Other Drugs - $8.9 - $34.1
Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date
Season of the Witch - $7.6 - $17.7
Megamind - $7.1 - $158.6
Yogi Bear - $5.7 - $13.3
Burlesque - $4.9 - $24.7
Unstoppable - $4.4 - $76.1
Harry Potter 7 - $4.3 - $647
Hereafter - $4.1 - $13.8
Morning Glory - $3.9 - $7.3
The Social Network - $2.3 - $108.1
The Dilemma - $1.7 - $1.7
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