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International box office: 'Battle: Los Angeles' holds the top spot

For the second consecutive week, the sci-fi action film
Battle: Los Angeles has kept the top position at the international box office, generating $16.2 million this weekend in 55 territories around the world, according to
The Hollywood Reporter.

The alien invasion story opened in first place in Venezuela, New Zealand and Vietnam, and earned a hefty $7.38 million in China, for an international total of $79.5 million since its release on March 9.

In the second spot is Rango, featuring the voice of Johnny Depp in the title role as a chameleon in the American Old West. This animated comedy earned $15.5 million across 55 territories, opening in first in France with $3.3 million. The film has reached a worldwide total of $200.4 million.

In third, the romantic comedy Just Go With It, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, made $9.1 million in 37 markets. In Russia, it opened in the top spot with $4.7 million.

Sucker Punch, an action-fantasy adventure by director Zack Snyder ( Watchman, 300), ranks fourth, taking $7.4 million in 23 markets with about $3,500 earned per screen.

In the US, Sucker Punch led Friday's box office with $8.1 million but lost the weekend to family film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, with the franchise sequel winning $24.4 million.

In fifth is romance-thriller The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, which generated $5.6 million over the weekend in 44 markets and ranked in second place in France.

Other films reaching the top spot in various countries include the thriller Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper ( The Hangover) and Robert DeNiro, which reached number one in the UK and Ireland, and Gnomeo & Juliet, the animated take-off on the Shakespearean love story, which debuted in first place in Germany.

In Japan, during the recovery efforts from the earthquake and tsunami continuing, dozens of cinemas are closed, including some within Tokyo. But this weekend, there was a 23% boost in attendance for the animated tale Tangled, and the Coen brothers' Western reboot True Grit maintained its success.

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