International box office: 'The Smurfs' hold seventh straight weekend


The Smurfs held the top spot around the world outside North America, breaking records for the number of weeks in first place in 2011 and taking another $12.9 million across 69 markets.

Featuring the cute blue creatures, the film based on the Belgian comics has earned a total of $502.7 million and debuted in first place in Spain.

In second, Friends With Benefits, costarring Justin Timberlake ( The Social Network) and Mila Kunis ( Black Swan), collected $9.7 million in 45 territories. The romantic comedy debuted in first in Spain and France, adding to the $111.4 million earnings worldwide.

In third place, Johnny English Reborn with Rowan Atkinson made $7.4 million in 19 markets. The spy spoof sequel debuted in India and Greece and held second in Australia, to reach an international total of $23.5 million.

Forty-four more markets are still to screen Reborn, including Hong Kong, Norway and Spain this week, UK on October 7 and the US on October 28.

Finishing in fourth for the weekend, the horror sequel Final Destination 5 grossed $6.6 million in 52 markets for a total worldwide $140.6 million, with 70 percent earned outside the US for a strong international run.

For the fifth spot, Crazy, Stupid, Love, a romantic-comedy starring Steve Carell, brings in $5.2 million from 47 countries, including the UK, where it opened in second. It will open in Australia next weekend.

Also generating $6.2 million and sharing the fifth position is Silenced by director Hwang Dong-hyuk, at the top spot in South Korea.

The spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, costarring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, kept the top spot in the UK, pulling in another $3.9 million for its second weekend.

The re-release of The Lion King in 3D was first in North America again, rising to the top five animated films of all time. The film only drew another $1.9 million in 19 other countries.

RC

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