We got North America and then there’s the world and that world is big. Starting this week we’re going to also take a look at international box office, you asked for it (well one of you at least, a very long time ago) and now you got it, raw and uncut, more after the break.
Tangled, mostly thanks to a great UK opening of $8.1 million, took the number one spot last weekend with $17.3 million for a total of $254.3 million and $449.2 million worldwide (International plus North America).
The Green Hornet was a close 2nd with $15.4 million for little over $60 million so far and a grand total of $139.8 million worldwide. Unfortunately it will finish with only about $100 million or so Internationally, add to that another $110 in North America and a $210 million worldwide total is definitely a disappointment for a $120 million movie.
On the other end of the disappointment scale is Tron Legacy with $12 million and $196 million so far, $363 million worldwide on a $170 million budget and still not out of fuel. Black Swan is a surprising 4th place with $11.6 million for $28.9 million and when all is said and done this should finish way past the $100 million mark thanks to fantastic holds all over the world. This might just be the movie that makes ballet popular once again. Black Swan is slowly but surely turning into a worldwide phenomenon that will bring director Darren Aronofsky the attention he deserves.
The King’s Speech was 5th with $11.3 million and thus far it has banked $67.4 million, yet another magnificent movie that deserves every last cent made so far and more.
In 6th and 7th place Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter made $10.2 million for $42.3 million so far while Gulliver’s Travels with $9.4 million and $125.8 million is somewhat saved here after the awful performance pulled in North America (only $41 million).
Yogi Bear made $7.8 million and $34.7 million so far for a worldwide total of $127.4 million, definitely not the next Alvin and the Chipmunks. And now for the only non-US movie in the top 10, Gantz coming all the way from Japan (only) made it to 9th place with $7.3 million in just 3 days. IMDB is not very popular in Japan it seems but wikipedia will give you a lot more info on this anime inspired flick.
Finally in 10th place The Tourist with $6.6 million and $150.3 million so far. Foreign box office has definitely been the saving grace of this movie, now standing at $216.8 million worldwide on a $100 million budget.