Around-the-World Roundup: 'Tintin' Wins Again
The Adventures of Tintin expanded in to the rest of Europe and the Middle East and easily repeated a top the foreign box office charts this weekend. In Time received a bit of a boost from an expansion, while Puss in Boots continued to dominate in Russia.

Tintin added an estimated $40.8 million from 45 territories, which brings its two-week total to $125.3 million. The Steven Spielberg animated adventure's best debut came from a solid second place start in Russia ($5.9 million). However, its top market was once again France, where it plummeted 64 percent to $7.8 million after its enormous opening last weekend. It held extremely well in Spain (easing 12 percent to $6.15 million), and it also added $3.6 million in Germany and $3.3 million in the United Kingdom. Finally, the movie was up 25 percent to $2.5 million in author Herge's native Belgium. Next weekend, Tintin is set to expand in to a handful of smaller Asian markets like India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

In Time grossed $16.5 million in 51 markets for a total of $37.6 million. It had a solid opening in the U.K. ($3 million), but was unimpressive in Mexico ($1 million) and Brazil ($609,000). Its top market ended up being holdover Russia, where it dipped 21 percent to $3.9 million.

Puss in Boots earned another $15 million from just four markets, most of which was collected in Russia. It eased just 10 percent to $13.6 million for a total of $35 million there, which makes it the 11th highest-grossing movie ever after just two weekends. Overall, Puss in Boots has made $39 million so far in its very limited overseas run.

Paranormal Activity 3 continued to generate scares all over the world as it scored $14.1 million from 50 markets. It debuted in first place in Germany with $3.6 million and had a decent $1.8 million start in Japan. The movie has so far earned $77.1 million overseas, and with a few openings still remaining it will almost certainly wind up topping Paranormal Activity 2's $92.8 million foreign total.

Real Steel has quietly become a bit of a foreign hit over the past month—the robot boxing movie added another $10.7 million for a total of $127.2 million from 38 territories. According to distributor Walt Disney Pictures, that's just 61 percent of their overseas potential, meaning Real Steel could be on its way to around $200 million total. It will move one step closer to that goal when it expands in to China this weekend.

Along with its estimated $25.1 million domestic debut, Tower Heist grossed $9.5 million from 23 foreign markets this weekend. It had solid starts in the U.K. ($2.3 million), Germany ($1.7 million) and Spain ($1.6 million).

Rise of the Planet of the Apes extended its reign overseas with another $7.5 million. Most of this comes from China, where it eased 26 percent to $6.6 million. Overall, the movie has made $292.8 million overseas, and it shouldn't have much of a problem closing north of $300 million.

Johnny English Reborn added $7.3 million for an overseas total of $139.6 million. In the process, it eclipsed predecessor Johnny English's $132.5 million total.

Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date
Contagion - $5 - $45.5
The Help - $3.2 - $22.2
The Smurfs - $1.2 - $416.5
Footloose - $1.1 - $10


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