July 15, 2008 / 1:00 AM / 10 years ago

"Hancock" still hot at foreign box office

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Hancock” led the foreign box office for a second weekend, earning a huge $70.4 million from 67 markets, according to final data issued Monday.

Cast member Will Smith gestures at the movie premiere of "Hancock" at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California June 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Will Smith’s superhero comedy opened at No. 1 in 12 markets, including Russia ($11.4 million), France ($9.9 million), and Mexico ($4.6 million). After two weekends, the U.K. has contributed $33.4 million, Germany $24.2 million and Korea $14.7 million. Its foreign total rose to $180.6 million.

Meanwhile, “Kung Fu Panda” reached an international total of $218.4 million as it pulled in $42.2 million from 44 territories. New markets for “Panda” included France ($7.4 million), and Spain ($6.3 million).

Rookie release “Mamma Mia!” had audiences singing along to the tune of $24.3 million from 12 territories. The ABBA-inspired musical opens in North America on Friday.

The U.K., where the stage musical “Mamma Mia!” originated nine years ago, welcomed the film version at No. 1 with $13.1 million. Other No. 1 bows included Australia ($5.2 million) and ABBA’s Swedish homeland ($1.7 million).

“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” meanwhile, went up to $216.5 million overseas after an $11 million weekend from 33 countries. “WALL-E” picked up $7.5 million from 12 markets as it continues a gradual rollout that will end in December in Japan.

John Woo’s period war epic “Red Cliff” — at $80 million, the most expensive Asian film ever made — brought in an estimated $20.8 million from six markets in the region.

The Angelina Jolie thriller “Wanted” registered $9.2 million to hoist its foreign gross to $80.5 million, and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” hit an impressive $440.8 million as it enticed $5.3 million from 44 markets.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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