Around-the-World Roundup: 'Smurfs' Makes It Four in a Row
by Ray Subers
September 6, 2011
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The Smurfs led the foreign box office for the fourth weekend in a row, tying Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for the longest streak in 2011. Also for the fourth-straight weekend, Rise of the Planet of the Apes ranked second, while Final Destination 5 came in third. Meanwhile, Deathly Hallows Part 2 reached what should be its final milestone in its remarkable box office run.
The Smurfs added $25.1 million from 71 markets. It had a handful of smaller openings throughout the Middle East, Asia and Scandinavia. Its top new territory was the United Arab Emirates, where it debuted to a huge $1.8 million. The movie's foreign total reached $297.7 million, bringing its worldwide (domestic plus foreign) total to $431.4 million.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes scored $20.2 million from 51 markets, including a strong $5.1 million debut in Mexico. It also held extremely well in Brazil (down 30 percent to $2.7 million) and France (off 29 percent to $2.5 million). The prequel's overseas total reached $186.3 million, and, on Sunday, it passed the Planet of the Apes remake's $182.2 million (though it obviously still lags in attendance). With openings in Italy and Japan to look forward to, Apes still has a lot of money left to earn.
Final Destination 5 grossed $19 million from 35 territories for a foreign total of $58.6 million. It had a respectable $4.7 million first place start in France, and it also held the top spot again in Russia with $3.7 million. The movie had a poor debut in Australia, though, where its $1 million was just over half of what The Final Destination opened to two years ago. With a worldwide total just shy of $102 million through Monday, Final Destination 5 is set to expand in to South Korea this coming weekend.
Horrible Bosses had its best weekend yet with an $8.9 million haul. Its foreign total reached $69.5 million, and its poised to pass $200 million worldwide in the next few weeks.
One of the summer's biggest disappointments, Cowboys & Aliens, continued to drag along, adding $8.8 million from 42 markets for a total of $50 million. That included a decent $2.2 million first place start in Spain. Cowboys moves in to Brazil, Finland and Norway next weekend.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 earned $5.7 million, bringing its foreign total to a huge $937.2 million. That pushed its worldwide total past $1.3 billion, making it the third movie in history to reach that milestone.
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Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date (in millions)
Cars 2 - $6.5 - $351.7
Green Lantern - $5.7 - $98.2
Kung Fu Panda 2 - $5.7 - $486.1
Captain America - $5.4 - $165.5
One Day - $3.8 - $15.5
The Change-Up - $3.6 - $4.6
Crazy, Stupid, Love. - $3.6 - $16.4
What a Man - $2.7 - $8.3
Super 8 - $2.6 - $122.6
Transformers 3 - $2.6 - $762.3
Mr. Popper's Penguins - $1.7 - $104.2
The Help - $1.7 - $1.7
Bridesmaids - $1.4 - $112.6
O homen do future - $1.5 - 1.5
Zookeeper - $1.4 - $69.2
Friends with Benefits - $1.2 - $18.6
You Are the Apple of My Eye - $1 - $10.1
Tu seras mon fils - $1 - $3.2
• 'The Help' Works It Over Labor Day
• 'Smurfs,' 'Apes' and 'Death Duke It Out
• 2011 Worldwide Grosses
• All-Time Worldwide Grosses