"Titans" tops foreign box office again
By Frank Segers
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Clash of the Titans" ruled the foreign box office for a third weekend on Sunday, buoyed by opulent openings in Latin America and Italy.
The mythological epic grossed $53.6 million from 57 markets, taking the overseas haul for the 3D Warner Bros. release to $188.7 million.
"Titans" premiered in nine territories, led by Mexico with a top-ranked $7.1 million. An Italy bow drew a No. 1 ranking and $4.3 million. Strong holdovers included Russia (No. 1 with $5.2 million, $20 million total), France (No. 1 with $3.6 million, $12.7 million total) and Germany (No. 1 with $2.7 million, $10.2 million total). A Japan opening is due Friday.
"Alice in Wonderland," at No. 2, took in $34 million from 53 territories. Director Tim Burton's 3D reworking of the Lewis Carroll classic enjoyed strong openings in Japan ($14 million) and Spain ($10.1 million). The foreign gross stands at $503.5 million. A Brazil opening is scheduled for Friday.
The weekend's No. 3 title was renascent North American champ "How to Train Your Dragon," which boosted its overseas gross total to $176.5 million after four rounds thanks to a $15.5 million weekend in 58 markets.
Opening in six European countries and finishing No. 4 was "Date Night," which grossed $8.1 million from 41 markets in its second weekend, pushing its overseas take to $17.8 million. Best new market for the marital action comedy was Russia, where it generated $1.4 million.
Fifth on the weekend was "The Bounty Hunter," which grossed $7 million from 51 markets, pushing its overseas gross total to $51.5 million.
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