Toy Story on top again in overseas markets

MUMBAI: Pushing its overseas gross total to $351 million, Pixar/Disney‘s Toy Story 3 roped in $62 million in the last weekend from 3,897 screens in 43 locations.

Following Toy Story, was Warner Bros.‘ Inception which drew $56.7 million from 5,840 venues in 38 territories. Director Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi-thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio had No. 1 debuts in Japan ($8.9 million from 523 screens), France ($8.1 million from 717 locations), Russia ($6.75 million from 906 locales) and Australia ($6.4 million from 413 situations). 

Sony‘s SALT grossed $5.1 million overseas day-and-date release with its domestic release at 779 screens in 17 secondary markets to end its opening weekend tally at $5.1 million.

Director Phillip Noyce‘s Cold War thriller starring Angelina Jolie as a suspect CIA agent premiered No. 1 in Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. It finished second in India, the best opening in the market for a Jolie title. Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia openings are due this week.

The 3D version of Toy Story 3 had record openings in UK and Spain. While the animation threequel grossed a huge $30.6 million (including previews) in the UK, in Spain the debut tally was $7.9 million.

The film‘s foreign earnings qualifies the title as Disney‘s sixth biggest-grossing animation title ever offshore. With a worldwide gross total of $730.5 million, makes it the seventh biggest-grossing animation title of all time from any distributor.

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