Around-the-World Roundup: 'Django' Leads for Third-Straight Weekend
by Ray Subers
February 5, 2013
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For the third weekend in a row, Django Unchained led all movies at the overseas box office.
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino's "Southern" added $30.3 million from 65 markets for a new total of $158.4 million. It held on to first place in Germany and France for the third-straight weekend with $6.4 million and $4.9 million, respectively. It also repeated in Australia ($2.6 million), Italy ($2.1 million) and Spain ($1.8 million). Including its domestic performance, Django Unchained has now earned $309.1 million worldwide, and should top Inglourious Basterds ($321 million) by Friday.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters expanded in to a handful of smaller markets and grossed $16.6 million this weekend. The movie has already taken in $63.9 million overseas, and will pass $100 million worldwide in the next few days.
In 43 territories, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln had its best weekend yet with $13.2 million. It had a very good $2.9 million start in France, and also continued doing decent business in the U.K. ($2.2 million) and Italy ($2.1 million). So far, Lincoln has made $32.6 million overseas, and this weekend it eclipsed $200 million worldwide.
Les Miserables continued its strong overseas run by adding $11.4 million from 40 markets this weekend. Its best opening came in Brazil where it took second place with $867,000. The movie has earned $198 million total so far, and still has to debut in another 27 markets.
Nearing the end of its run, Life of Pi added $10.5 million this weekend. It held nicely in Japan with $2.6 million in its second outing there; worldwide, Life of Pi is at nearly $550 million, which ranks 11th among 2012 movies.
Skyfall passed $50 million in China this weekend; to date, the international phenomenon has grossed $792.3 million overseas and nearly $1.1 billion worldwide.
Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date (in millions)
Silver Linings - $7.8 - $30
The Impossible - $7.7 - $131
Flight - $6.9 - $16.3
The Hobbit - $4.9 - $653.3
Jack Reacher - $4.5 - $112
Gangster Squad - $4.3 - $35.5
Wreck-It Ralph - $4 - $193.4
The Last Stand - $3.7 - $13.2
Zero Dark Thirty - $3.5 - $12.8
Ted - $3.2 - $303.8
Warm Bodies - $3 - $3
Mama - $2.3 - $5.7
Quartet - $1.8 - $23.8
Parental Guidance - $1.5 - $37.1
Rise of the Guardians - $1.4 - $197.5
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