The Smurfs added $10.7 million from 67 markets for an outstanding $380.7 million total. It was up 21 percent to $3.4 million in Australia, and dipped 41 percent to $2 million in Italy. The movie also had an impressive $904,000 debut in South Africa, which ranks near the top 10 there.
Abduction added $9.96 million to bring its total to $19.8 million. The Taylor Lautner thriller opened in second place in France ($2 million) and the United Kingdom ($1.5 million), and took first place in Mexico ($1.3 million).
Johnny English Reborn earned $8.6 million in 22 countries for an early total of $36.4 million. It took first place in Spain with $2.1 million and had the best comedy opening of 2011 in Hong Kong with $1.3 million. The Rowan Atkinson spy spoof will make a run for the top spot next weekend when it expands in to 10 more territories including the United Kingdom and Germany.
Friends with Benefits grossed $8.5 million in 58 territories this weekend. It had a solid $1.3 million debut in Brazil, which was ultimately good for first place there. Through two months in theaters, the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis romantic comedy has earned a very respectable $67.4 million.
After wrapping up its run in nearly all of its markets, Fast Five finally reached Japan this weekend. It debuted to $6.6 million, which is over double the opening of Fast and Furious and represents a new high mark for the series. Fast Five has now earned $406.4 million overseas for a huge worldwide (domestic plus foreign) total of $616.2 million.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. had its best overseas weekend yet with $6.6 million. It's only major opening came in Australia ($2.9 million), and with a $44.8 million total so far the movie is set to launch in Spain next weekend.
The Three Musketeers expanded in to 14 markets this weekend and grossed an estimated $4.9 million. It had a solid $1.4 million start in Spain, and has already earned $20.4 million overseas ahead of its Oct. 21 U.S. opening.
Final Destination 5 earned another $4.7 million from 50 markets for a total of $105.8 million. It's now the second Final Destination movie to pass $100 million overseas, and with a few more openings on the horizon it still has a solid chance of reaching the last movie's $119.7 million.
Domestic disappointment What's Your Number? also opened in 12 overseas markets this weekend to the tune of $2.16 million. It failed to break out in Russia ($829,000), the U.K. ($500,000) and Mexico ($440,000), and doesn't appear poised for a very noteworthy foreign campaign.
Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - $3.3 - $234.8
Horrible Bosses - $1.9 - $92.3
The Lion King - $1.8 - $19
Fright Night - $1.7 - $18.8
The Change-Up - $1.6 - $17.5
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• 'Smurfs' Passes $500 Million Worldwide
• 2011 Worldwide Grosses
• All-Time Worldwide Grosses