Battle: Los Angeles still reigns foreign box-office

MUMBAI: Sony‘s Battle: Los Angeles commanded the foreign theatrical circuit by generating $29 million from 8,220 screens in 55 markets. It said that the special-effects extravaganza premiered at 3,968 locations in China and raked in $11.8 million there. In Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Hungary also the film stood at the no. 1 spot.

The film‘s overseas gross accumulated over 12-day period stood at $51.9 million. The latest weekend gross was the highest of any No. 1 weekend tally recorded this year on the foreign circuit.

Meanwhile, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, also a Fox release, passed the $300 million mark overseas while Black Swan managed to cross the $175 million barrier.

Finishing at the second spot was Paramount‘s Rango, which stood first the previous weekend. A strong Russia debut ($4.2 million from 650 spots) and a first-place Israel bow for the animation title voiced by Depp spurred the total weekend tally to $20 million from 5,810 situations in 54 markets. The foreign take is $73 million since 2 March.

Warner Bros.‘ The Rite, the supernatural drama starring Anthony Hopkins grossed $7.2 million from 2,500 screens in 39 other markets, sufficient for a No. 3 ranking overall. Its international cume stands at $46.1 million.

At the No. 4 spot was Black Swan, which collected $5.8 million from 3,200 screens in 43 markets, driving the Natalie Portman starrer to a foreign cume of $175.2 million.

Lastly, at the fifth spot was Universal‘s The Adjustment Bureau that pushed its foreign total to $32.3 million thanks to a $5.6 million weekend at 2,629 screens in 38 territories.

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