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    Disney films reign in Spain and international box offices

    With four titles generating nearly $34 million, Disney dominated the foreign circuit on the weekend with "Up" leading a largely slow-moving pack by bringing in $12.3 million from 3,700 screens in 25 territories, pushing its total offshore boxoffice gross to $215 million and its worldwide tally to $507.3 million.

    Playing overseas since May 29, "Up" has run a marathon race that suddenly turned into a sprint. The weekend was the second consecutive stanza that the Pixar animated title has finished No. 1 on the foreign circuit. It opened in first place in Norway, and remained No. 1 in holdovers in Germany and Australia.
    Opening No. 2 -- as it did in its domestic debut -- was Disney's sci-fi thriller "Surrogates," starring Bruce Willis, which drew $12.2 million from 1,590 screens in 10 markets sparked by a strong first-place ranking in Russia ($5 million from 550 locations). No. 2 openings were registered in the U.K. ($1.6 million from 356 sites) and in Spain ($2.2 million from 275 locations).
    Disney's Jerry Bruckheimer-produced animation outing "G-Force" pushed its international cume to $93.2 million also thanks to a $5.8 million weekend at 2,147 sites in 35 markets.
    Disney's fourth film out overseas, "The Proposal," a romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock, opened No. 1 in France ($2.1 million from 310 sites) and generated $3.6 million overall from 1,600 screens in 37 territories for a cume of $140.8 million.
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    Re: Disney films reign in Spain and international box offices

    'Ugly Truth' tops overseas boxoffice

    Disney titles still strong as 'Surrogates,' 'Up' surge

    Oct 4, 2009, 04:08 PM ET

    By exploiting a traditionally soft release period on the foreign circuit, Disney nearly dominated weekend action for the second consecutive round with four titles generating nearly $30 million, including No. 2-ranked "Surrogates," which grossed $11.4 million from 2,251 screens in 25 territories.

    The sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis finished first in eight of the markets it played, with fresh territories contributing $5 million to the weekend total. It remained No. 1 in Russia for the second straight weekend ($2.2 million from 625 sites for a cume of $8.9 million), was the top-ranked U.S. title in Korea ($2.5 million from 250 sites) and opened in first place in Mexico ($851,000 from 325 spots).

    "Surrogates' " international cume stands at $28.4 million, with the worldwide tally at $54.8 million.

    Pixar/Disney's "Up," which had been the foreign circuit's No. 1 title for the prior two weekends, finished a close No. 3 this round, with $10.6 million generated from 3,579 locations in 27 territories, pushing its overseas cume to $231 million.

    The animation title concluded a fifth straight weekend as the No. 1 film in Australia, and set a record for a Pixar title in Denmark by grossing $1 million from just 90 locations. Openings in the Benelux, Finland and the U.K. are up this coming weekend.
    Disney's "G-Force" muscled its way passed the $100-million mark overseas ($100.7) on the back of a $5.3 million weekend at 2,221 sites in 36 markets.
    'Ugly Truth' tops overseas boxoffice

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    Re: Disney films reign in Spain and international box offices

    'Up' rises again overseas

    Animated film opened to $9.7 mil in the U.K.

    Buoyed by a substantial first-place U.K. debut, Pixar/Disney's "Up" reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the foreign circuit over the weekend, generating $21 million overall from 3,500 locations in 25 markets and pushing its overseas gross total to $257.1 million.

    The U.K. gross for "Up" ($9.7 million from 550 spots) accounted for nearly half the film's total tally, and beat the comparable market opening grosses of Pixar predecessors "Wall-E" (by 39%) and "Ratatouille" (by 41%), Disney said. "Up's" cume makes it 2009's fifth biggest boxoffice hit overseas and the year's No. 1 original title.

    The animation title in 3D -- which has been playing the international circuit since May 29 and finished No. 1 on two consecutive weekends in late September -- also opened in first place in Belgium and Holland (a combined $2.3 million from 130 screens) and maintained its No. 1 spot for the second round in Denmark. Openings in Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Sweden and Poland are on tap this week.
    Fourth was "G-Force," Disney's animation outing from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, which grossed $7.8 million from 2,575 locations in 21 territories for an international cume to date of $111.4 million. A France opening is set for this week.
    Disney's "Surrogates," the prior weekend's No. 1 title, finished out of the top five this round with $6 million generated from 2,700 screens in 27 markets for an overseas cume to date of $39.1 million.
    'Up' rises again overseas

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    Re: Disney films reign in Spain and international box offices

    Disney/Pixar's "Up" continues to live up to its name, as the toon remains the dominant title of the fall overseas.

    For the second time in three sessions, "Up" easily won, this time with $21.8 million for the Oct. 9-11 frame at 3,500 playdates in 25 markets, led by a $10.2 million British debut and a $2.3 million Benelux launch.

    Holdover biz stayed impressive, as the fourth German frame took in $3.2 million, off just 29%, the Teuton cume topping $20 million.

    In Oz, where "Up" had led for five weekends, takings declined the same as Germany (29%) to $1.9 million as the market's total hit $22.6 million.

    "Up" is now the fifth best international performer of the year -- with launches still to come in Italy and Japan -- as it trails only "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" ($685 million), "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" ($627 million), "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ($430 million) and "Angels and Demons" ($352 million).

    Foreign cume for "Up" has reached $258.5 [ok, not weekend] million as of Oct. 13, or $35 million short of the domestic total. It has now joined 92 other films that have cleared the quarter-billion-dollar mark in overseas grosses this year and looks likely to wind up its run in the more exclusive club of 37 pics with at least $400 million in international grosses.
    "G-Force" also showed some pull for family audiences with $8.4 million at 2,575, led by a $3.8 million Spanish launch, to lift the foreign cume past $112 million.

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    Disney/Pixar film earns $21.8 million in frame

    'Up' floats high atop global box office - Entertainment News, Box Office News, Media - Variety

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