February 25, 2008 / 3:13 PM / 10 years ago

"Jumper" scales heights at foreign box office

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.

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

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

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