It was quite a reversal last weekend at the international box office with The Amazing Spider-Man taking the #1 spot from Ice Age: Continental Drift. Those two juggernauts absolutely dominated the chart, with nothing else coming even close to their level.
The Amazing Spider-Man took a massive $127.5 million in its 2nd weekend, up 60% for a total of $201.6 million so far. This haul puts the wall-crawler on track to pass the totals of Spider-Man ($418 million internationally) and Spider-Man 2 ($410.2 million). Spider-Man 3‘s $554.3 million might be a harder to match, but not impossible. Worldwide The Amazing Spider-Man has grossed $354.8 million so it should double its $230 million production budget sometime this week. In the past Spidey flicks ended up with numbers between $783.8 million (Spider-Man 2) and $890.9 million (Spider-Man 3) worldwide. The Amazing Spider-Man seems good for maybe $800 million worldwide when all is said and done.
Ice Age: Continental Drift ended up in 2nd place with $82.4 million, up 3% for a new cume of $200.1 million, basically neck-a-neck with The Amazing Spider-Man after both had 2 weekends in theaters. Now this new Ice Age comes after the absurdly popular Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs which made a whopping $690.1 million internationally and $886.7 million worldwide. That was a series best and Continental Drift has a lot of ground to cover in order to match its predecessor. Can it do that? My answer is no, so we might see a first for the Ice Age series since each one so far managed to out-gross the one that came before it.
Chinese film Painted Skin: The Resurrection maintained its spot with $36.8 million, down 23%. So far this film I know close to nothing about has made $84.6 million, most of that from China, one of the strongest markets in the world when it comes to box office numbers.
Bol Bachchan, a film from India, made $11.4 million on its opening weekend, good for 4th place.
Ted rounds out the top 5 with $11.1 million for a total of $15.5 million internationally. Now this is only from 3 countries so expect a lot more for Ted in the coming weeks.