International box office: 'Deathly Hallows' tops 'Tangled'
Monday 29 November 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 took the top spot at cinemas around the world the weekend of November 26-28, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film earned $113.2 million in its second weekend at number one, down 44% from its opening figure across 62 territories.
In France, the seventh Potter sequel was a record opening for 2010 with $19.1 million. Other countries brought in strong numbers for an international two-week total of $389.2 million. The next big release for Deathly Hallows is set for Korea, December 17.
At number two, Tangled, the 3D adaptation of the Rapunzel fairy tale and Disney's 50th animated film, earned $13.8 million.
This repeated the box office pattern in North America, where Deathly Hallows finished first over the five-day holiday with $78.8 million, and the 3D animated film Tangled, came in second place.
Overall Tangled finished number one in six of its debut countries this past weekend. It opens in eight more countries the first week in December, including France, Egypt and Singapore.
Number three was Unstoppable in 50 markets, including eight openings, for a total of $43.2 million. Director Tony Scott's runaway train action drama starring Denzel Washington opened second in the UK and third in Russia.
In fourth place, Due Date, the comedy starring Robert Downey Jr., made $8.1 million, bringing the international total to $73 million.
RED took the fifth spot in its seventh week at the box office screening in 40 markets. The spy action comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren totals $70.1 million
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