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'Terminator' stays on top overseas


MUMBAI: A No. 1 Japan opening for the fourth title in the sci-fi action series, Salvation which has played overseas since May 27 generated $10.7 million from 729 sites. The film‘s China bow registered $9 million from 1,671 locations. In all, Salvation took the No. 1 spot in more than 30 territories.


Salvation‘s international cume stands at $165.5 million, of which $141.1 million originates from territories handled by Sony. During its second weekend in the U.K., the film finished No. 2 with $3.4 million from 875 locations. In France, its second weekend produced $2.8 million from 737 locations. The overseas weekend was moderate overall, with torrid temperatures in many European markets complicating box-office action.


Finishing second was Fox‘s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, which took the No. 1 spot in its Mexico bow (grabbing a 38 per cent market share with $3.3 million from 1,150 sites) and ranked first during its second Korea round ($6.9 million from 446 screens). Overall, the family comedy, starring Ben Stiller, drew $17.9 million from 8,156 sites in 104 markets, raising its international cume to $176.2 million (vs. $143.4 domestic).


In third position was Sony‘s Angels & Demons which grossed $14.1 million from 7,110 screens for an overseas cume of $315 million. In Germany, The Da Vinci Code follow-up, starring Tom Hanks, finished No. 1 during its fifth stanza with $2.9 million from 1,041 screens for a market cume of $39.9 million.


Hangover finished No. 4 on the weekend with $11.6 million from more than 1,350 screens in 15 markets. The comedy‘s No. 1 U.K. opening produced $5.2 million, including previews, from 424 screens. A No. 1 bow in Australia generated $2.7 million from 226 sites. The film opens Wednesday in Belgium and Friday in Italy.


At No. 5 on the weekend was Pixar/Disney‘s Up, which continued its graduated foreign rollout by grossing $8.2 million from 2,243 locales in 14 territories.


Also out of the top five overseas was Universal‘s family comedy/fantasy Land of the Lost that ranked No. 5 during its second weekend domestically. The Will Ferrell vehicle opened at 670 sites in five markets for an offshore tally of $3.1 million. A No. 3 bow in Australia produced $1.3 million from 194 screens, and a No. 2 debut in Russia generated $1.4 million from 100 locations.

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