International box office: 'Tangled' climbs back to top spot

The animated 3D adaptation of the Rapunzel fairy tale,
Tangled, has claimed the top position at the international box office, earning $23.7 million across 50 territories for a total worldwide take of $477.2 million, per
The Hollywood Reporter.

Early reports last week claimed that The Green Hornet had taken first place in theaters around the world. But in fact, after the final counting, Tangled took the top spot for the past two weekends, thanks especially to a strong debut in the UK.

Tangled, featuring the voice of Mandy Moore, opened in first place in Spain and maintained first place in the UK for the second week. It opens in South Korea February 10, after 11 weeks in theaters elsewhere.

The Green Hornet, the 3D superhero story starring Seth Rogen, his sidekick Kato played by Jay Chou and Christoph Walz, grabs second place with $16.7 million in 73 markets. The comedy directed by Michel Gondry opened in first in the Ukraine and Russia, and in third in Hong Kong, pushing the worldwide total to $171 million.

In third, the French comedy, Rien à déclarer ( Nothing to Declare) made $16.5 million. Directed by actor Dany Boon, known for Micmacs and Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis ( Welcome to the Sticks), the story of French and Belgian customs officers costars Benoît Poelvoorde and Julie Bernard.

Oscar nominee Black Swan, starring Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman, moves to the fourth position, bringing in $12.8 million.

In the fifth spot was Gulliver's Travels, Jack Black's 3D comedy, which took in $10.4 million in 34 countries, including Korea, where it came in second. This brings the worldwide total to $181.7 million, with only $41.6 million in the US.

Other films performing strongly at the box office include Oscar nominee The Fighter starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg, opening fourth in the UK, and The King's Speech, which opened in second in France. Also strong was director Danny Boyle's 127 Hours starring James Franco and the Coen brothers' True Grit with Jeff Bridges.

The second-place film in the US, Sanctum, an underwater adventure produced by James Cameron, debuted in Australia at No. 2, supporting its Australian cast, and reached No. 5 in the UK.

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