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Life of Pi tops intl. box office for second week in running

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MUMBAI: Life of Pi has topped the international box-office chart for the second consecutive week as it collected $33.2 million from 9,347 screens in 67 markets. Its overseas total has jumped up to a handsome figure of $357.4 million.

Opening No. 1 in the Philippines, the Fox release drew its highest weekend tally in Russia ($4.4 million from 1,575 sites for a market total of $25 million).

The best market however remains the UK where the film generated $3.8 million in its fourth frame from 673 sites for a territory total of $35.5 million.

Warner Bros‘ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey placed second collected $26.1 million from more than 10,000 screens in 63 markets. The film‘s collection in the overseas market surpassed the $600 million mark to $608 million.

Garnering record-breaking No. 1 openings in the UK and New Zealand, Universal‘s Les Miserables bagged $25.5 million overall on the weekend at 2,432 screens in 22 territories, thus amassing an international gross total to $115.1 million.

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