Wrath of the Titans fared a lot better internationally on its opening weekend than it did in North America. Meanwhile The Hunger Games was 2nd after a not so negligible drop while The Lorax came in 3rd.
After a disappointing debut in North America, Wrath of the Titans managed to save face Internationally this past weekend thanks to a $76.1 million take from 60 territories. That brings the sequel to a $115 million total worldwide. To give you an idea what that means, Clash of the Titans had $120.3 million worldwide at the same point in its run and it opened in just 15 territories internationally versus the 60 Wrath of the Titans has. It’s safe to say this sequel will come nowhere near the $493.2 million worldwide made by Clash of the Titans. I’m thinking $350 million seems to be the number Wrath of the Titans is headed for worldwide.
Former leader The Hunger Games came in 2nd with $35.3 million for a 40% drop. That means the Suzanne Collins adaptation has gathered $115 million internationally, that’s not even half what it did in North America at this point. Worldwide the film stands at $373.3 million and it’s looking like it should at the very least gross $600 million when all is said and done. To put that number in perspective, the original Twilight finished with $392.6 million worldwide.
3rd was Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax with $14.5 million for a $37.7 million total thus far. It’s no secret that Dr. Seuss adaptations are nowhere near as popular overseas so all things considered, The Lorax isn’t doing badly. So far the little orange hero has made $228.8 million worldwide, while the number to beat here is $345.1 million, or how much money How the Grinch Stole Christmas made worldwide, the current Dr. Seuss highest grosser. On the animation front we’ve got Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! with $297.1 million, a number The Lorax will undoubtedly pass.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits sees Aardman Animations returning to their stop-motion roots after a few computer generated endeavors (Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas). Their latest stop-motion animation opened with $7.9 million from 12 territories. The Pirates! Band of Misfits opens April 27th in North America.
Rounding out the top 5 was Intouchables with $6.9 million, an absolutely fantastic French drama about two men, completely different, becoming more then just friends. Intouchables has made $301.6 million so far and the film opens May 25th in North America. If you haven’t seen this already, I strongly recommend you do.