Universal’s “Battleship” continues overseas campaign with $58M haul from 50 foreign territories. It opens in U.S. on May 18
Universal's "Battleship" ruled the overseas box office this weekend.
The pricey action film has now steamed to nearly $130 million at the foreign box office, after taking in another $58.4 million from 50 overseas territories in its second weekend, according to Rentrak estimates.
That made it the top moneymaker at the foreign box office. Fox's 3D rerelease of "Titanic" took in another $34.3 million, from 71 territories.
"Battleship," which will open in the U.S. on May 18, opened in the top spot in 16 countries, including a glossy $10.7 million bow in Russia. It stayed on top in 12 territories where it was in its second week, including the U.K. and Germany.
It's biggest haul was in China, where it grossed an estimated $17 million at 2,287 locations. That was Universal's biggest opening weekend ever in China, but not enough to knock "Titanic" from the top spot there.
The film's progressive rollout continues next week when it will bow in 14 more territories.
"The Hunger Games" may have crested in the United States, but it's still going strong globally. The Lionsgate epic took $13 million from 72 foreign territories, pushing its overseas total to $216 million.
Universal's "American Reunion" played in 38 foreign territories and grossed $9.5 million for the weekend, giving it $56 million overseas.
Warner Bros.' "Wrath of the Titans" drew $8 million from 63 territories, pushing its overall foreign take past the $200 million mark.