Inception pushes Toy Story 3 to second spot overseas

MUMBAI: Upon registering a boisterous opening in Germany, the UK, France and South Korea grossing $53.7 million on the weekend from some 7,500 screens in 51 markets, the Leonard Di Caprio starrer Inception climbed up to the No. 1 spot on the foreign theatrical circuit edging out Pixar/Disney?s Toy Story 3 to the second spot.

Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi thriller raked in an accumulated gross total overseas of $170 million. In Germany the film bagged $7.1 million from 715 locations at a per-screen average of about $10,000.

In France, the film finished No. 1 in its second market round, grossing $4.8 million from 715 sites. The UK provided $5 million from 750 locations in the film‘s third frame for a market accomulation of $31.5 million. In South Korea the film roped in $5.1 million from 395 sites.

Dipping nearly 40 per cent from its prior weekend‘s No. 1 gross figure, Toy Story 3 drew in $39.1 million from 8,213 screens from 48 markets and $826.1 million worldwide.

The animation threequel finished No. 1 in its second UK making the film the third biggest-grossing animation title ever to play the territory. Toy 3 also continues to be at the top spotin Japan where in the fourth weekend the film grossed $7.1 million from 529 venues.

Stretching out overseas with openings in at least nine markets was the weekend‘s No. 3 title, Sony‘s Angelina Jolie-starrer Salt which grossed an overall $24.5 million from 2,850 screens in 29 territories.

Director Phillip Noyce‘s Cold War thriller took the No. 1 spot in six territories, including South Korea ($6.5 million from 531 sites), Russia ($5.5 million from 706 situations), the Philippines ($1.25 million from 80 screens) and Malaysia ($1.135 million from 110 spots). In Japan, the film opened with $3.9 million from 334 locations while in Brazil, the film came up with $2.3 million from 252 screens.

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