There wasn’t much of a fight last weekend with Puss in Boots expanding to some new major markets and thus finally claiming the top spot after seven weeks in release. Former leader The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was a distant second.
The furry lover made $47 million for a total of $143.7 million internationally and $284.3 million worldwide. That’s more than double the $130 million production budget and chances are Puss in Boots might be back for another adventure in a sequel sometime in the future.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 grossed $19.8 million in 2nd place and its tally is now $374 million internationally. Previously New Moon made $413.2 million while Eclipse $398 million, all of this outside the US. With that in mind, while it might not top either of those in North America, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 could potentially make more money internationally. Worldwide the flick sits at $634.8 million, 5th overall this year and soon to be 4th place (where it will ultimately stop since it needs over $1 billion to go higher).
Holiday themed Arthur Christmas finished 3rd with $15 million and $58.5 million internationally. Worldwide the Aardman animated flick has $91.6 million ranking last among other features made by the studio (Chicken Run with $224.8 million, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $192.6 million and Flushed Away had $178.1 million).
New Year’s Eve opens just as disappointing internationally as it did in North America, with $12.7 million. That being said, if Warner Bros. aren’t twisting the truth regarding the $56 million budget, then New Year’s Eve won’t lose them money.
For a 6th time in-a-row French comedy Intouchables ranks in the top 5, making it the first film coming from that part of the world to do so since Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (2008). With $10.7 million Intouchables has $123.4 million so far and in France it ranks as the all-time 4th highest grosser with $115.2 million, behind Titanic ($129.1M), Avatar ($158.3M) and Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis ($193.7M).