While American audiences were busy getting their Valentine on, the rest of the world was still soaking up “Avatar” over the long weekend.
James Cameron’s fantasy captured a ninth week atop the international box office, putting up another $59 million from 8,453 screens in 71 markets. It’s now grossed $1.69 billion overseas, and $2.35 billion worldwide.
“Valentine’s Day,” which topped the domestic box office with $65.4 million, took second-place overseas with $30.4 million. It did well in Australia ($6.4 million), the U.K. ($4.7 million) and Germany ($2.5 million).
Rounding out the top five were Fox’s "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" ($28 million from 5,800 venues in 40 territories); Universal’s "The Wolfman" ($21 million from 4,222 screens); and the Fox drama "My Name Is Khan," about the detention of a Muslim with Asperger’s Syndrome who is detained at LAX.