The Smurfs still No. 1 spot at overseas b-o

Mumbai : Sony Animation‘s The Smurfs captured the No. 1 spot in the overseas market with a gross of $35.3 million, down 34 per cent from last week, running on 10,590 screens in 54 markets.

The family-oriented 3D outing about those lovable blue creatures finished in the top spot in at least nine territories including Poland ($1.45 million), Colombia, Israel, Chile, Portugal, Austria and in Brazil ($3.9 million) respectively.
The film, that topped the foreign circuit for the second consecutive weekend, has collected a total offshore gross of $211.4 million since it opened overseas on 27July. It collected $329 million worldwide.
The weekend‘s No. 2 spot was again held by 20th Century Fox‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, that amassed $29.6 million from 6,271 venues in 48 markets. The seventh installment of the 47-year-old feature film series has so far collected $123.7 million overseas.

Climbing down to the third position was Warner Bros.‘ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 that generated $14.3 million on the weekend from 60 territories.

With debuts in six markets including a No. 2 opening in France ($3.5 million from 480 locations), lifted the overall weekend tally for Marvel Studios‘ Captain American: The First Avenger to $12 million from 4,718 venues in 51 territories and increased the 3D superhero comic book adaptation‘s overseas total to $147 million. The film was ranked fourth.
At the fifth position was Warner‘s Green Lantern that generated $11.4 million from about 4,200 venues in 35 territories in the last weekend. A Brazil opener provided $3.3 million from 352 locations. Globally, the film collected $78.6 million.

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