‘Rango’ rustles up 1st place finish overseas

‘Rango’ rustles up 1st place finish overseas

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:02 pm

By P. DERGARABEDIAN
For The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp as animated chameleon Sheriff “Rango” topped the international box office this past weekend with an impressive $22 million in 38 territories.
After debuting in second place the previous weekend behind Oscar-fueled “The King’s Speech,” the animated family film moved into first and has $120.4 million in global box office revenue to date. American-made animated family films have gained broad acceptance overseas, with “Gnomeo and Juliet” and “Tangled” also finding favor with children and families on a global scale.
The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the world’s second-largest movie market behind North America, resulted in more than a 40 percent drop in box office revenues from the region, according to global media measurement company Rentrak Corp. Long-term impact of the quake on the international marketplace could also be significant.
Here are the top 10 movies at international theaters last weekend, followed by international gross for the weekend (excluding North America), number of theater locations, number of territories, worldwide gross to date (including North America), and number of weeks in release as compiled Wednesday by Rentrak and provided by Hollywood.com:
1. “Rango,” $22,015,323, 7,751 locations, 38 territories, $120,436,085, two weeks.
2. “The King’s Speech,” $14,022,216, 4,939 locations, 43 territories, $338,342,920, 16 weeks.
3. “Battle: Los Angeles,” $13,814,862, 5,021 locations, 28 territories, $58,086,903, one week.
4. “Torrente 4,” $11,620,173, 665 locations, one territory, $11,620,174, one week.
5. “Black Swan,” $10,253,770, 3,140 locations, 42 territories, $259,854,251, 15 weeks.
6. “The Adjustment Bureau,” $8,199,835, 4,826 locations, 25 territories, $64,463,725, two weeks.
7. “The Rite,” $8,062,875, 1,530 locations, 31 territories, $67,947,753, seven weeks.
8. “Unknown,” $6,493,539, 3,790 locations, 25 territories, $93,465,276, four weeks.
9. “Just Go With It,” $6,186,618, 3,898 locations, 30 territories, $130,002,385, five weeks.
10. “Hall Pass,” $5,215,471, 3,555 locations, nine territories, $44,321,428, three weeks.
Online:
www.Hollywood.com/boxoffice
www.rentrak.com

Published in The Messenger 3.18.11

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