'Eclipse' dominates worldwide
Monday 12 July 2010
At the international box office,
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse stayed on top for the second weekend, taking in more than $81 million this weekend, compared to $33 million in the US.
Eclipse opened in France and the UK this past week where it was No. 1 and the biggest opening film of 2010. In less than two weeks, the international numbers have reached $219,000,000, close to US figures. Totals for the third installment of the successful franchise hit almost a half a billion at the box office with $456,000,000 ticket sales worldwide.
As for other films, Shrek Forever After in 3D debuted in a few countries, hitting No. 2, and breaking records for animated titles in Brazil and Argentina.
Toy Story 3 came in third place, playing in 39 countries, with still more to roll out. Predators opened in 22 countries and took the fourth spot.
The Karate Kid took the fifth position, though reached No. 1 in Mexico. Other top spots included The Last Airbender hit in Russia, and Knight & Day with Tom Cruise in China.
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