Mumbai: The Chinese box-office helped The Dark Knight
garner the number one position on the foreign theatrical
circuit though locally it stood at the second spot.
an estimated overseas weekend collection of $46.4 million
from as many as 10,156 theatres in 64 territories, the
Batman sequel pulled in an estimated $28.5 million from
Monday through Sunday from nearly 4,100 situations in
China, according to distributor Warner Bros.
opening in China was the weekend's No. 2, Sony's The
Amazing Spider-Man, the fourth title in the blockbuster
series, which made its international debut on 27 June.
Of the total intake of $33.7 million from 7,125 sites
in 59 markets, $33.3 million came from China over a
seven-day period. This was more than that Spider-Man
3 grossed in its total China run. The total foreign
collection of Amazing now stands at $475.3 million.
Image Films' The Expendables 2, last weekend's No. 1
title on the foreign theatrical circuit, is likely to
go down to the No. 3 this week once all the numbers
come in later this week.
action sequel co0starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason
Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude
Van Dammes and Arnold Schwarzenegger opened at No. 1
in Brazil, Germany, Australia and ($564,053 from 66
sites) in Austria.
film also remained No. 1 in its second France round
and extracted $2.3 million from 870 spots in Italy and
Russia via Universal pushing the two-market total to