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‘Basterds’ rolling overseas

Showing staying power overseas especially in holdover markets, Universal’s “Inglourious Basterds” fought its way to the No. 1 spot during its second consecutive round on the international circuit, grossing $19.4 million for the weekend at 2,891 sites in 31 territories and raising its foreign gross to $59.1 million.

Encountering limited fresh competition, director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II opus starring Brad Pitt opened No. 1 in at least five of nine new markets and finished first in such holdover territories as Australia, France and Germany. Overall, “Basterds” finished down a relatively tame 29% from its opening-weekend tally of $27.5 million. Its worldwide total is $132.9 million.

Opening on the foreign circuit was New Line’s “The Final Destination,” which finished No. 3 overall for the weekend. The total take via Warner Bros. and other distributors was an estimated $10.1 million from 850 screens (3D and conventional sites) in four territories. A U.K. bow produced a hefty $5.7 million from a total of 550 situations.

Director Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” premiered via Universal in Australia and New Zealand for $90,000 from 55 locations.

“Basterds,” an update of director Enzo Castellari’s 1978 Italian action film about renegade soldiers fighting American and Nazi forces in France, opened No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million garnered from 78 locations for a mighty $21,795 per-screen average and a 32% market share.

In France, “Basterds” drew $4.1 million during its second frame from 509 sites for a 12-day market total of $12.1 million. Australia generated $1.8 million from 202 situations for an 11-day cume of $5.7 million, and a second-place U.K. finish produced $2 million from 441 situations for a 10-day market cume of $10.8 million.

“Basterds’ ” international run already is on track to become the biggest to date for a Tarantino film. The director’s titles have had a mixed record overseas: “Pulp Fiction” grossed $101.9 million offshore in 1994 and 2003’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ also topped the $100 million mark ($111.4 million), according to the Weinstein Co. But “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″ grossed $86.6 million in 2004 and 2007’s “Death Proof” logged only $28.7 on the foreign circuit.

At No. 2 on the weekend was Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” which grossed $15 million derived from 5,500 locations in 51 markets. Fox said the animated film’s Italian debut ($10.8 million from 900 sites for a lusty $12,000 per-screen average) was the year’s biggest weekend opening in any market and the distributor’s biggest market bow to date. “Ice Age’s” overseas cume is $635.2 million, making the threequel the seventh-biggest international boxoffice hit in industry history.

Finishing at No. 4 for the weekend was Paramount’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which drew $8 million from $6,280 spots in 56 markets, raising its overseas cume to $133 million after four frames. Worldwide, its tally is $265.4 million. At No. 5 was Warners’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which generated $7.7 million from 5,000 screens in 61 markets. Its international cume is $610.5 million; worldwide, the total stands at $904.9 million.

Pixar/Disney’s “Up” raised its cume to $156.5 million thanks to a $7.1 million weekend at 2,282 screens in 23 territories. Disney’s “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bagged $6.6 million from 3,005 locations in 28 markets, good for a cume of $67 million.

Sony’s “The Ugly Truth” drew $4.2 million during the weekend from 1,040 sites in a dozen territories, pushing the romantic comedy’s foreign cume to $23 million. The studio said Thursday it surpassed $1 billion overseas for the year.

Disney’s “The Proposal” and Sony’s action vehicle “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ drew $3.1 million apiece for the weekend. The cume for the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is $116.1 million, while the Denzel Washington-John Tavolta co-starrer has a cume of $40.7 million.

Universal’s release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” pushed its international gross total to nearly $100 million ($91.4 million) thanks to a $2.8 million weekend at 2,500 situations in 50 markets. Sony’s sci-fi drama “District 9″ opened No. 1 in South Africa for a weekend total of $2.6 million, pushing its overseas cume to $18.3 million from all distributors.

In France, the top-ranked local-language title was TFM Distribution’s comedy “Neuilly sa mere,” which during its third weekend drew $2.7 million from 400 situations for a No. 4 ranking and a market cume of $10.2 million.

Opening at No. 5 was “A Prophet,” the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Its weekend tally was $2.2 million from 325 sites.

In Germany, Constantin’s release of “Horst Schlammer-isch Kandidier,” a political satire, finished No. 2 with $1.7 million from 673 locations.

Other international cumes: Warners’ “The Hangover,” $159.5 million; Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $232.6 million (thanks to a $1.4 million weekend in Japan at 576 sites); Universal’s “Funny People,” $2.8 million (thanks to a $1.5 million U.K. and Ireland opening at 382 sites); Sony’s “Year One,” $12.2 million (thanks to a $1.6 million No. 1 opening in Spain at 225 locations); Universal’s “Drag Me to Hell,” $10.7 million (at six Universal territories only); and Fox’s “Aliens in the Attic,” $14.9 million (thanks to a $2.3 million weekend at 1,600 screens in 15 markets).
‘Basterds’ rolling overseas
Tarantino’s film has grossed $59.1 mil internationally

By Frank Segers

Aug 30, 2009, 02:59 PM ET
Related
‘Final Destination’ tops domestic boxoffice
Inglourious Basterds — Film Review
Showing staying power overseas especially in holdover markets, Universal’s “Inglourious Basterds” fought its way to the No. 1 spot during its second consecutive round on the international circuit, grossing $19.4 million for the weekend at 2,891 sites in 31 territories and raising its foreign gross to $59.1 million.

Encountering limited fresh competition, director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II opus starring Brad Pitt opened No. 1 in at least five of nine new markets and finished first in such holdover territories as Australia, France and Germany. Overall, “Basterds” finished down a relatively tame 29% from its opening-weekend tally of $27.5 million. Its worldwide total is $132.9 million.

Opening on the foreign circuit was New Line’s “The Final Destination,” which finished No. 3 overall for the weekend. The total take via Warner Bros. and other distributors was an estimated $10.1 million from 850 screens (3D and conventional sites) in four territories. A U.K. bow produced a hefty $5.7 million from a total of 550 situations.

Director Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” premiered via Universal in Australia and New Zealand for $90,000 from 55 locations.

“Basterds,” an update of director Enzo Castellari’s 1978 Italian action film about renegade soldiers fighting American and Nazi forces in France, opened No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million garnered from 78 locations for a mighty $21,795 per-screen average and a 32% market share.

In France, “Basterds” drew $4.1 million during its second frame from 509 sites for a 12-day market total of $12.1 million. Australia generated $1.8 million from 202 situations for an 11-day cume of $5.7 million, and a second-place U.K. finish produced $2 million from 441 situations for a 10-day market cume of $10.8 million.

“Basterds’ ” international run already is on track to become the biggest to date for a Tarantino film. The director’s titles have had a mixed record overseas: “Pulp Fiction” grossed $101.9 million offshore in 1994 and 2003’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ also topped the $100 million mark ($111.4 million), according to the Weinstein Co. But “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″ grossed $86.6 million in 2004 and 2007’s “Death Proof” logged only $28.7 on the foreign circuit.

At No. 2 on the weekend was Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” which grossed $15 million derived from 5,500 locations in 51 markets. Fox said the animated film’s Italian debut ($10.8 million from 900 sites for a lusty $12,000 per-screen average) was the year’s biggest weekend opening in any market and the distributor’s biggest market bow to date. “Ice Age’s” overseas cume is $635.2 million, making the threequel the seventh-biggest international boxoffice hit in industry history.

Finishing at No. 4 for the weekend was Paramount’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which drew $8 million from $6,280 spots in 56 markets, raising its overseas cume to $133 million after four frames. Worldwide, its tally is $265.4 million. At No. 5 was Warners’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which generated $7.7 million from 5,000 screens in 61 markets. Its international cume is $610.5 million; worldwide, the total stands at $904.9 million.

Pixar/Disney’s “Up” raised its cume to $156.5 million thanks to a $7.1 million weekend at 2,282 screens in 23 territories. Disney’s “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bagged $6.6 million from 3,005 locations in 28 markets, good for a cume of $67 million.

Sony’s “The Ugly Truth” drew $4.2 million during the weekend from 1,040 sites in a dozen territories, pushing the romantic comedy’s foreign cume to $23 million. The studio said Thursday it surpassed $1 billion overseas for the year.

Disney’s “The Proposal” and Sony’s action vehicle “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ drew $3.1 million apiece for the weekend. The cume for the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is $116.1 million, while the Denzel Washington-John Tavolta co-starrer has a cume of $40.7 million.

Universal’s release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” pushed its international gross total to nearly $100 million ($91.4 million) thanks to a $2.8 million weekend at 2,500 situations in 50 markets. Sony’s sci-fi drama “District 9″ opened No. 1 in South Africa for a weekend total of $2.6 million, pushing its overseas cume to $18.3 million from all distributors.

In France, the top-ranked local-language title was TFM Distribution’s comedy “Neuilly sa mere,” which during its third weekend drew $2.7 million from 400 situations for a No. 4 ranking and a market cume of $10.2 million.

Opening at No. 5 was “A Prophet,” the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Its weekend tally was $2.2 million from 325 sites.

In Germany, Constantin’s release of “Horst Schlammer-isch Kandidier,” a political satire, finished No. 2 with $1.7 million from 673 locations.

Other international cumes: Warners’ “The Hangover,” $159.5 million; Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $232.6 million (thanks to a $1.4 million weekend in Japan at 576 sites); Universal’s “Funny People,” $2.8 million (thanks to a $1.5 million U.K. and Ireland opening at 382 sites); Sony’s “Year One,” $12.2 million (thanks to a $1.6 million No. 1 opening in Spain at 225 locations); Universal’s “Drag Me to Hell,” $10.7 million (at six Universal territories only); and Fox’s “Aliens in the Attic,” $14.9 million (thanks to a $2.3 million weekend at 1,600 screens in 15 markets).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Basterds’ rolling overseas

Showing staying power overseas especially in holdover markets, Universal’s “Inglourious Basterds” fought its way to the No. 1 spot during its second consecutive round on the international circuit, grossing $19.4 million for the weekend at 2,891 sites in 31 territories and raising its foreign gross to $59.1 million.

Encountering limited fresh competition, director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II opus starring Brad Pitt opened No. 1 in at least five of nine new markets and finished first in such holdover territories as Australia, France and Germany. Overall, “Basterds” finished down a relatively tame 29% from its opening-weekend tally of $27.5 million. Its worldwide total is $132.9 million.

Opening on the foreign circuit was New Line’s “The Final Destination,” which finished No. 3 overall for the weekend. The total take via Warner Bros. and other distributors was an estimated $10.1 million from 850 screens (3D and conventional sites) in four territories. A U.K. bow produced a hefty $5.7 million from a total of 550 situations.

Director Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” premiered via Universal in Australia and New Zealand for $90,000 from 55 locations.

“Basterds,” an update of director Enzo Castellari’s 1978 Italian action film about renegade soldiers fighting American and Nazi forces in France, opened No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million garnered from 78 locations for a mighty $21,795 per-screen average and a 32% market share.

In France, “Basterds” drew $4.1 million during its second frame from 509 sites for a 12-day market total of $12.1 million. Australia generated $1.8 million from 202 situations for an 11-day cume of $5.7 million, and a second-place U.K. finish produced $2 million from 441 situations for a 10-day market cume of $10.8 million.

“Basterds’ ” international run already is on track to become the biggest to date for a Tarantino film. The director’s titles have had a mixed record overseas: “Pulp Fiction” grossed $101.9 million offshore in 1994 and 2003’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ also topped the $100 million mark ($111.4 million), according to the Weinstein Co. But “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″ grossed $86.6 million in 2004 and 2007’s “Death Proof” logged only $28.7 on the foreign circuit.

At No. 2 on the weekend was Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” which grossed $15 million derived from 5,500 locations in 51 markets. Fox said the animated film’s Italian debut ($10.8 million from 900 sites for a lusty $12,000 per-screen average) was the year’s biggest weekend opening in any market and the distributor’s biggest market bow to date. “Ice Age’s” overseas cume is $635.2 million, making the threequel the seventh-biggest international boxoffice hit in industry history.

Finishing at No. 4 for the weekend was Paramount’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which drew $8 million from $6,280 spots in 56 markets, raising its overseas cume to $133 million after four frames. Worldwide, its tally is $265.4 million. At No. 5 was Warners’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which generated $7.7 million from 5,000 screens in 61 markets. Its international cume is $610.5 million; worldwide, the total stands at $904.9 million.

Pixar/Disney’s “Up” raised its cume to $156.5 million thanks to a $7.1 million weekend at 2,282 screens in 23 territories. Disney’s “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bagged $6.6 million from 3,005 locations in 28 markets, good for a cume of $67 million.

Sony’s “The Ugly Truth” drew $4.2 million during the weekend from 1,040 sites in a dozen territories, pushing the romantic comedy’s foreign cume to $23 million. The studio said Thursday it surpassed $1 billion overseas for the year.

Disney’s “The Proposal” and Sony’s action vehicle “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ drew $3.1 million apiece for the weekend. The cume for the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is $116.1 million, while the Denzel Washington-John Tavolta co-starrer has a cume of $40.7 million.

Universal’s release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” pushed its international gross total to nearly $100 million ($91.4 million) thanks to a $2.8 million weekend at 2,500 situations in 50 markets. Sony’s sci-fi drama “District 9″ opened No. 1 in South Africa for a weekend total of $2.6 million, pushing its overseas cume to $18.3 million from all distributors.

In France, the top-ranked local-language title was TFM Distribution’s comedy “Neuilly sa mere,” which during its third weekend drew $2.7 million from 400 situations for a No. 4 ranking and a market cume of $10.2 million.

Opening at No. 5 was “A Prophet,” the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Its weekend tally was $2.2 million from 325 sites.

In Germany, Constantin’s release of “Horst Schlammer-isch Kandidier,” a political satire, finished No. 2 with $1.7 million from 673 locations.

Other international cumes: Warners’ “The Hangover,” $159.5 million; Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $232.6 million (thanks to a $1.4 million weekend in Japan at 576 sites); Universal’s “Funny People,” $2.8 million (thanks to a $1.5 million U.K. and Ireland opening at 382 sites); Sony’s “Year One,” $12.2 million (thanks to a $1.6 million No. 1 opening in Spain at 225 locations); Universal’s “Drag Me to Hell,” $10.7 million (at six Universal territories only); and Fox’s “Aliens in the Attic,” $14.9 million (thanks to a $2.3 million weekend at 1,600 screens in 15 markets).
‘Basterds’ rolling overseas
Tarantino’s film has grossed $59.1 mil internationally

By Frank Segers

Aug 30, 2009, 02:59 PM ET
Related
‘Final Destination’ tops domestic boxoffice
Inglourious Basterds — Film Review
Showing staying power overseas especially in holdover markets, Universal’s “Inglourious Basterds” fought its way to the No. 1 spot during its second consecutive round on the international circuit, grossing $19.4 million for the weekend at 2,891 sites in 31 territories and raising its foreign gross to $59.1 million.

Encountering limited fresh competition, director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II opus starring Brad Pitt opened No. 1 in at least five of nine new markets and finished first in such holdover territories as Australia, France and Germany. Overall, “Basterds” finished down a relatively tame 29% from its opening-weekend tally of $27.5 million. Its worldwide total is $132.9 million.

Opening on the foreign circuit was New Line’s “The Final Destination,” which finished No. 3 overall for the weekend. The total take via Warner Bros. and other distributors was an estimated $10.1 million from 850 screens (3D and conventional sites) in four territories. A U.K. bow produced a hefty $5.7 million from a total of 550 situations.

Director Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” premiered via Universal in Australia and New Zealand for $90,000 from 55 locations.

“Basterds,” an update of director Enzo Castellari’s 1978 Italian action film about renegade soldiers fighting American and Nazi forces in France, opened No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million garnered from 78 locations for a mighty $21,795 per-screen average and a 32% market share.

In France, “Basterds” drew $4.1 million during its second frame from 509 sites for a 12-day market total of $12.1 million. Australia generated $1.8 million from 202 situations for an 11-day cume of $5.7 million, and a second-place U.K. finish produced $2 million from 441 situations for a 10-day market cume of $10.8 million.

“Basterds’ ” international run already is on track to become the biggest to date for a Tarantino film. The director’s titles have had a mixed record overseas: “Pulp Fiction” grossed $101.9 million offshore in 1994 and 2003’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ also topped the $100 million mark ($111.4 million), according to the Weinstein Co. But “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″ grossed $86.6 million in 2004 and 2007’s “Death Proof” logged only $28.7 on the foreign circuit.

At No. 2 on the weekend was Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” which grossed $15 million derived from 5,500 locations in 51 markets. Fox said the animated film’s Italian debut ($10.8 million from 900 sites for a lusty $12,000 per-screen average) was the year’s biggest weekend opening in any market and the distributor’s biggest market bow to date. “Ice Age’s” overseas cume is $635.2 million, making the threequel the seventh-biggest international boxoffice hit in industry history.

Finishing at No. 4 for the weekend was Paramount’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which drew $8 million from $6,280 spots in 56 markets, raising its overseas cume to $133 million after four frames. Worldwide, its tally is $265.4 million. At No. 5 was Warners’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which generated $7.7 million from 5,000 screens in 61 markets. Its international cume is $610.5 million; worldwide, the total stands at $904.9 million.

Pixar/Disney’s “Up” raised its cume to $156.5 million thanks to a $7.1 million weekend at 2,282 screens in 23 territories. Disney’s “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bagged $6.6 million from 3,005 locations in 28 markets, good for a cume of $67 million.

Sony’s “The Ugly Truth” drew $4.2 million during the weekend from 1,040 sites in a dozen territories, pushing the romantic comedy’s foreign cume to $23 million. The studio said Thursday it surpassed $1 billion overseas for the year.

Disney’s “The Proposal” and Sony’s action vehicle “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ drew $3.1 million apiece for the weekend. The cume for the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is $116.1 million, while the Denzel Washington-John Tavolta co-starrer has a cume of $40.7 million.

Universal’s release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” pushed its international gross total to nearly $100 million ($91.4 million) thanks to a $2.8 million weekend at 2,500 situations in 50 markets. Sony’s sci-fi drama “District 9″ opened No. 1 in South Africa for a weekend total of $2.6 million, pushing its overseas cume to $18.3 million from all distributors.

In France, the top-ranked local-language title was TFM Distribution’s comedy “Neuilly sa mere,” which during its third weekend drew $2.7 million from 400 situations for a No. 4 ranking and a market cume of $10.2 million.

Opening at No. 5 was “A Prophet,” the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Its weekend tally was $2.2 million from 325 sites.

In Germany, Constantin’s release of “Horst Schlammer-isch Kandidier,” a political satire, finished No. 2 with $1.7 million from 673 locations.

Other international cumes: Warners’ “The Hangover,” $159.5 million; Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $232.6 million (thanks to a $1.4 million weekend in Japan at 576 sites); Universal’s “Funny People,” $2.8 million (thanks to a $1.5 million U.K. and Ireland opening at 382 sites); Sony’s “Year One,” $12.2 million (thanks to a $1.6 million No. 1 opening in Spain at 225 locations); Universal’s “Drag Me to Hell,” $10.7 million (at six Universal territories only); and Fox’s “Aliens in the Attic,” $14.9 million (thanks to a $2.3 million weekend at 1,600 screens in 15 markets).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Basterds’ rolling overseas

Showing staying power overseas especially in holdover markets, Universal’s “Inglourious Basterds” fought its way to the No. 1 spot during its second consecutive round on the international circuit, grossing $19.4 million for the weekend at 2,891 sites in 31 territories and raising its foreign gross to $59.1 million.

Encountering limited fresh competition, director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II opus starring Brad Pitt opened No. 1 in at least five of nine new markets and finished first in such holdover territories as Australia, France and Germany. Overall, “Basterds” finished down a relatively tame 29% from its opening-weekend tally of $27.5 million. Its worldwide total is $132.9 million.

Opening on the foreign circuit was New Line’s “The Final Destination,” which finished No. 3 overall for the weekend. The total take via Warner Bros. and other distributors was an estimated $10.1 million from 850 screens (3D and conventional sites) in four territories. A U.K. bow produced a hefty $5.7 million from a total of 550 situations.

Director Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” premiered via Universal in Australia and New Zealand for $90,000 from 55 locations.

“Basterds,” an update of director Enzo Castellari’s 1978 Italian action film about renegade soldiers fighting American and Nazi forces in France, opened No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million garnered from 78 locations for a mighty $21,795 per-screen average and a 32% market share.

In France, “Basterds” drew $4.1 million during its second frame from 509 sites for a 12-day market total of $12.1 million. Australia generated $1.8 million from 202 situations for an 11-day cume of $5.7 million, and a second-place U.K. finish produced $2 million from 441 situations for a 10-day market cume of $10.8 million.

“Basterds’ ” international run already is on track to become the biggest to date for a Tarantino film. The director’s titles have had a mixed record overseas: “Pulp Fiction” grossed $101.9 million offshore in 1994 and 2003’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ also topped the $100 million mark ($111.4 million), according to the Weinstein Co. But “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″ grossed $86.6 million in 2004 and 2007’s “Death Proof” logged only $28.7 on the foreign circuit.

At No. 2 on the weekend was Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” which grossed $15 million derived from 5,500 locations in 51 markets. Fox said the animated film’s Italian debut ($10.8 million from 900 sites for a lusty $12,000 per-screen average) was the year’s biggest weekend opening in any market and the distributor’s biggest market bow to date. “Ice Age’s” overseas cume is $635.2 million, making the threequel the seventh-biggest international boxoffice hit in industry history.

Finishing at No. 4 for the weekend was Paramount’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which drew $8 million from $6,280 spots in 56 markets, raising its overseas cume to $133 million after four frames. Worldwide, its tally is $265.4 million. At No. 5 was Warners’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which generated $7.7 million from 5,000 screens in 61 markets. Its international cume is $610.5 million; worldwide, the total stands at $904.9 million.

Pixar/Disney’s “Up” raised its cume to $156.5 million thanks to a $7.1 million weekend at 2,282 screens in 23 territories. Disney’s “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bagged $6.6 million from 3,005 locations in 28 markets, good for a cume of $67 million.

Sony’s “The Ugly Truth” drew $4.2 million during the weekend from 1,040 sites in a dozen territories, pushing the romantic comedy’s foreign cume to $23 million. The studio said Thursday it surpassed $1 billion overseas for the year.

Disney’s “The Proposal” and Sony’s action vehicle “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ drew $3.1 million apiece for the weekend. The cume for the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is $116.1 million, while the Denzel Washington-John Tavolta co-starrer has a cume of $40.7 million.

Universal’s release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” pushed its international gross total to nearly $100 million ($91.4 million) thanks to a $2.8 million weekend at 2,500 situations in 50 markets. Sony’s sci-fi drama “District 9″ opened No. 1 in South Africa for a weekend total of $2.6 million, pushing its overseas cume to $18.3 million from all distributors.

In France, the top-ranked local-language title was TFM Distribution’s comedy “Neuilly sa mere,” which during its third weekend drew $2.7 million from 400 situations for a No. 4 ranking and a market cume of $10.2 million.

Opening at No. 5 was “A Prophet,” the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Its weekend tally was $2.2 million from 325 sites.

In Germany, Constantin’s release of “Horst Schlammer-isch Kandidier,” a political satire, finished No. 2 with $1.7 million from 673 locations.

Other international cumes: Warners’ “The Hangover,” $159.5 million; Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $232.6 million (thanks to a $1.4 million weekend in Japan at 576 sites); Universal’s “Funny People,” $2.8 million (thanks to a $1.5 million U.K. and Ireland opening at 382 sites); Sony’s “Year One,” $12.2 million (thanks to a $1.6 million No. 1 opening in Spain at 225 locations); Universal’s “Drag Me to Hell,” $10.7 million (at six Universal territories only); and Fox’s “Aliens in the Attic,” $14.9 million (thanks to a $2.3 million weekend at 1,600 screens in 15 markets).
‘Basterds’ rolling overseas
Tarantino’s film has grossed $59.1 mil internationally

By Frank Segers

Aug 30, 2009, 02:59 PM ET
Related
‘Final Destination’ tops domestic boxoffice
Inglourious Basterds — Film Review
Showing staying power overseas especially in holdover markets, Universal’s “Inglourious Basterds” fought its way to the No. 1 spot during its second consecutive round on the international circuit, grossing $19.4 million for the weekend at 2,891 sites in 31 territories and raising its foreign gross to $59.1 million.

Encountering limited fresh competition, director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II opus starring Brad Pitt opened No. 1 in at least five of nine new markets and finished first in such holdover territories as Australia, France and Germany. Overall, “Basterds” finished down a relatively tame 29% from its opening-weekend tally of $27.5 million. Its worldwide total is $132.9 million.

Opening on the foreign circuit was New Line’s “The Final Destination,” which finished No. 3 overall for the weekend. The total take via Warner Bros. and other distributors was an estimated $10.1 million from 850 screens (3D and conventional sites) in four territories. A U.K. bow produced a hefty $5.7 million from a total of 550 situations.

Director Ang Lee’s comedy “Taking Woodstock” premiered via Universal in Australia and New Zealand for $90,000 from 55 locations.

“Basterds,” an update of director Enzo Castellari’s 1978 Italian action film about renegade soldiers fighting American and Nazi forces in France, opened No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million garnered from 78 locations for a mighty $21,795 per-screen average and a 32% market share.

In France, “Basterds” drew $4.1 million during its second frame from 509 sites for a 12-day market total of $12.1 million. Australia generated $1.8 million from 202 situations for an 11-day cume of $5.7 million, and a second-place U.K. finish produced $2 million from 441 situations for a 10-day market cume of $10.8 million.

“Basterds’ ” international run already is on track to become the biggest to date for a Tarantino film. The director’s titles have had a mixed record overseas: “Pulp Fiction” grossed $101.9 million offshore in 1994 and 2003’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1″ also topped the $100 million mark ($111.4 million), according to the Weinstein Co. But “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″ grossed $86.6 million in 2004 and 2007’s “Death Proof” logged only $28.7 on the foreign circuit.

At No. 2 on the weekend was Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” which grossed $15 million derived from 5,500 locations in 51 markets. Fox said the animated film’s Italian debut ($10.8 million from 900 sites for a lusty $12,000 per-screen average) was the year’s biggest weekend opening in any market and the distributor’s biggest market bow to date. “Ice Age’s” overseas cume is $635.2 million, making the threequel the seventh-biggest international boxoffice hit in industry history.

Finishing at No. 4 for the weekend was Paramount’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which drew $8 million from $6,280 spots in 56 markets, raising its overseas cume to $133 million after four frames. Worldwide, its tally is $265.4 million. At No. 5 was Warners’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which generated $7.7 million from 5,000 screens in 61 markets. Its international cume is $610.5 million; worldwide, the total stands at $904.9 million.

Pixar/Disney’s “Up” raised its cume to $156.5 million thanks to a $7.1 million weekend at 2,282 screens in 23 territories. Disney’s “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bagged $6.6 million from 3,005 locations in 28 markets, good for a cume of $67 million.

Sony’s “The Ugly Truth” drew $4.2 million during the weekend from 1,040 sites in a dozen territories, pushing the romantic comedy’s foreign cume to $23 million. The studio said Thursday it surpassed $1 billion overseas for the year.

Disney’s “The Proposal” and Sony’s action vehicle “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ drew $3.1 million apiece for the weekend. The cume for the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is $116.1 million, while the Denzel Washington-John Tavolta co-starrer has a cume of $40.7 million.

Universal’s release of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” pushed its international gross total to nearly $100 million ($91.4 million) thanks to a $2.8 million weekend at 2,500 situations in 50 markets. Sony’s sci-fi drama “District 9″ opened No. 1 in South Africa for a weekend total of $2.6 million, pushing its overseas cume to $18.3 million from all distributors.

In France, the top-ranked local-language title was TFM Distribution’s comedy “Neuilly sa mere,” which during its third weekend drew $2.7 million from 400 situations for a No. 4 ranking and a market cume of $10.2 million.

Opening at No. 5 was “A Prophet,” the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Its weekend tally was $2.2 million from 325 sites.

In Germany, Constantin’s release of “Horst Schlammer-isch Kandidier,” a political satire, finished No. 2 with $1.7 million from 673 locations.

Other international cumes: Warners’ “The Hangover,” $159.5 million; Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $232.6 million (thanks to a $1.4 million weekend in Japan at 576 sites); Universal’s “Funny People,” $2.8 million (thanks to a $1.5 million U.K. and Ireland opening at 382 sites); Sony’s “Year One,” $12.2 million (thanks to a $1.6 million No. 1 opening in Spain at 225 locations); Universal’s “Drag Me to Hell,” $10.7 million (at six Universal territories only); and Fox’s “Aliens in the Attic,” $14.9 million (thanks to a $2.3 million weekend at 1,600 screens in 15 markets).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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