Remember “Eat Pray Love,” that Julia Roberts joint that opened solid in the U.S. way back in August and then dropped off the radar?
No. 1 at the foreign box office. You read that right.
Thanks to No. 1 opens in seven markets this weekend – Australia led them with $3.57 million – the estro-journey of self-discovery topped the offshore market with $17.4 million while playing on 4,280 screens in 56 markets.
That brings Ryan Murphy’s rom-dram to a foreign box office total of $64.1 million since opening Aug. 12.
Another movie that came out in the states some time ago was No. 2 on the weekend: the animated comedy “Despicable Me” took home $16.6 million from 3,500 screens in 35 territories, topping the box office in France and Spain with $5.3 and $3.1 million, respectively.
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” was third offshore, with $11.3 million overall.
Fourth and fifth were “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” ($10.28 million) and “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” which had spent several weeks at No. 1 but finally slipped with $8 million in foreign receipts.