March 17, 2008 / 3:48 AM / in 10 years

"10,000 BC" leads foreign box office

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The prehistoric epic “10,000 BC” led the foreign box office last weekend, thanks to No. 1 finishes in at least 30 of its 51 markets.

A scene from "10,000 BC". The prehistoric epic led the foreign box office last weekend, thanks to No. 1 finishes in at least 30 of its 51 markets. REUTERS/Warner Bros. Pictures/Handout

All told, director Roland Emmerich’s caveman saga pulled in an estimated $38 million, propelling its international haul to $73 million after two weekends. Top bows included the U.K. ($3.8 million) and Korea ($3.3 million).

New domestic champ “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” opened at No. 2 internationally with $14.2 million from 29 territories. It was No. 2 in Britain, where it played in sneak previews, and in Germany.

The political thriller “Vantage Point” was No. 3 with $8 million from 35 markets; its international total rose to $40.3 million.

Muscular Japan openings powered “Enchanted,” the weekend’s No. 4 title, and “No Country for Old Men,” which finished in fifth place.

“Enchanted,” debuted at No. 1 in Japan with $5.4 million, accounting for just about all of the weekend’s $5.6 million take from 23 markets. The overseas total for the musical fantasy stands at $188.9 million.

“No Country” racked up an estimated $492,000 in limited Japanese release, pushing its overall weekend take to $4.7 million from 52 markets. The best picture Oscar winner has grossed $68 million internationally thus far.

Other foreign totals: “Jumper,” $104.9 million; “27 Dresses,” $42.7 million; and “There Will Be Blood,” $26.3 million.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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