‘Avatar’ Rakes In $159.2M Overseas

Opens on 14,461 screens in 106 territories

Last Updated: December 20, 2009 @ 1:56 PM

Director James Cameron’s "Avatar" commanded the international circuit on the weekend, soaring to No. 1 boxoffice with $159.2 million in its opening five days from 14,461 screens in 106 territories.

Distributor 20th Century Fox says the much-anticipated futuristic 3D spectacle’s worldwide gross total of $232.2 million ranks as the "highest-grossing nonfranchise, nonsequel opening ever." The overseas per-screen average was $11,008.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.