"Jumper" scales heights at foreign box office

Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:10am EST
 
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By Frank Segers

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The sci-fi thriller "Jumper" ruled the international box office for a second weekend, earning an estimated $22 million from 40 markets.

The movie, starring Hayden Christensen as a man who teleports himself around the globe, finished No. 1 in at least nine markets, including the U.K. Its foreign total stands at $61.2 million.

Newly crowned Oscar best-picture winner "No Country for Old Men" reached a foreign total of $37 million, thanks to a $4.8 million weekend from 35 territories. The violent drama also won Oscars Sunday for director, adapted screenplay and supporting actor.

The Daniel Day-Lewis saga "There Will Be Blood," which won Oscars for lead actor and cinematography, has earned $10.1 million after about two weeks. The teen comedy "Juno," which won for Diablo Cody's original screenplay, has rolled up a total of $35.8 million internationally.

New domestic champ "Vantage Point" -- a thriller about various views of an attempted presidential assassination -- opened in a half-dozen overseas markets for an estimated gross of $1.8 million.

"Sweeney Todd" was the weekend's No. 2 title overall, with sales of $8.8 million from 51 territories. The weekend tally included $2.6 million from Italy, and $1.4 million from Germany. The total rose to $81.5 million.

"National Treasure: Book of Secrets" was No. 3 with $8.3 million; the total for the Nicolas Cage adventure rose to $213.8 million.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>Actors Samuel L. Jackson (L) and Hayden Christensen attend the premiere of the movie "Jumper" at the Zeigfeld Theater in New York February 11, 2008. The sci-fi thriller "Jumper" ruled the international box office for a second weekend, earning an estimated $22 million from 40 markets.REUTERS/Marko Georgiev</p>