International weekly box office, the top five: 'Wild Things Are' at no.1 in US

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Relaxnews spotlights the weekly box office figures of the US, UK, Japan, Australia and Argentina, including the child fantasy film Where the Wild Things Are, entering the no.1 spot in America.

Taking the pole position in Australia is the 3D supernatural horror film The Final Destination. This year's Disney 3D animated sensation Up continues to rule the no.1 spot in the UK. The Japanese gambling film Kaiji: Jinsei Gyakuten Gêmu (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji), based on the Japanese manga Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, scores a second week at no.1 in Japan. Finally, the Spanish thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos ( The Secret of Her Eyes) logs another week at no.1 in Argentina.

The top 5 international weekly box office (tallied by The Hollywood Reporter) for the week ending October 22 is as follows:

TOP 5 US WEEKLY BOX OFFICE

Position Last week Title Studio 3-day weekend gross Theaters Total gross Week #
1 new Where the Wild Things Are
Warner Bros.
$32,695,407 8,754 $32,695,407 1
2 new Law Abiding Citizen
Overture
21,039,502 7,280 21,039,502 1
3 4 Paranormal Activity
Paramount
19,617,650 25,711 33,171,743 4
4 1 Couples Retreat
Universal

17,227,390

5,725 62,617,735 2
5 new The Stepfather
Sony
11,581,586 4,236 11,581,586 1

TOP 5 UK WEEKLY BOX OFFICE

Position Last week Title Studio 3-day weekend gross Theaters Total gross Week #
1 1 Up
Disney
$8,444,015 535 $22,764,802 2
2 new Couples Retreat
Universal
2,985,384 381 2,985,384 1
3 new The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Lionsgate UK
1,481,594 265 1,481,594 1
4 3 The Invention of Lying
Universal

964,922

387 7,928,520 3
5 2 Zombieland
Sony
943,687 302 3,828,506 2

TOP 5 JAPAN WEEKLY BOX OFFICE

Position Last week Title Studio 3-day weekend gross Theaters Total gross Week #
1 1 Kaiji: Jinsei Gyakuten Gêmu
Toho
$2,584,832 306 $10,951,783 2
2 new Rebirth of Buddha
Toei
1,794,004 192 1,794,004 1
3 2 Fast & Furious
Toho Tawa
1,180,121 323 6,503,022 2
4 3
My Sister's Keeper
Gaga

832,826

299 4,241,470 2
5 new The Proposal
Disney
680,642 220 845,828 1

TOP 5 AUSTRALIA WEEKLY BOX OFFICE

Position Last week Title Studio 3-day weekend gross Theaters Total gross Week #
1 new The Final Destination
Roadshow
$1,916,586 90 $1,916,586 1
2 1 Couples Retreat
Universal
1,778,301 221 5,505,408 2
3 3 Mao's Last Dancer
Roadshow
1,445,974 265 8,226,998 3
4 4 Julie & Julia
Sony

1,095,831

288 3,652,700 2
5 2 Up  Disney
1,000,780 269 24,977,804 7

TOP 5 ARGENTINA WEEKLY BOX OFFICE

Position Last week Title Studio 3-day weekend gross Theaters Total gross Week #
1 1 El Secreto de Sus Ojos
Distribution
$243,878 89 $7,780,576 10
2 2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sony
112,959 71 963,903 3
3 3 The Final Destination
Distribution
83,855 69 1,585,850 5
4 4
Las Viudas de Los Jueves
Alfa

67,473

76 1,762,991 6
5 5 My Life in Ruins
Distribution
57,382 39 219,029 2

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