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Madagascar 3 still no. 1 for second week too

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MUMBAI: Posting a fall of a modest 31 per cent from its opening foreign launch, DreamWorks Animation‘s Madagascar 3: Europe‘s Most Wanted stood at the No. 1 offshore box office spot for the second consecutive weekend with $53 million drawn from 10,957 locations in 43 markets. That puts the overseas gross total of the sequel in the animation franchise at $157 million.

 

The film opened in 15 mostly medium-sized territories, taking the top spot in each. But it was the holdover territories that provided most of the box office impetus. Russia recorded $9.2 million, in France, the film collected $6.2 million while in Mexico, the film collected a modest $5.2 million.

 

Director Adam Shankman‘s Warner Bros.-distributed film Rock of Ages played at 1,850 screens in 10 territories and drew $4.1 million with a UK debut garnering $1.6 million from 471 sites. That‘s My Boy, Adam Sandler‘s latest R-rated comedy premiered on 223 screens in Australia for $1.4 million.

Taking the No. 1 weekend spot in Japan and the No. 2 berth overall was Universal‘s Snow White and the Huntsman that grossed $31.2 million from as many as 6,768 locations in 57 territories. In Japan, the film generated $4.7 million from 335 locations taking a 45 per cent market share while in France, the film drew $5.1 million from 610 situations for a 27 per cent market share.

 

In Russia, Rupert Sanders‘ period action fantasy drew $6.1 million from 721 spots. The film has grossed a total of $124.6 million so far overseas with openings in Australia, New Zealand and Chile due this week.

 

The weekend‘s No. 3 spot was occupied by Prometheus which registered No. 2 openings in Latin, Central and South America from Mexico to Argentina. In Mexico the collection was $3.2 million from 1,280 spots while in Brazil, it collected $3 million from 508 sites.

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