DreamWorks Animation’s 3D family film “The Croods” passed the $200 million mark at the international box office this weekend.
The 3D caveman cartoon took in $34.1 million from 62 markets to raises its international total to $206.8 million. With its $125.8 million domestic haul, its global gross now stands at more than $331 million. Those numbers are good news for DreamWorks, which lost money after the misfire of its last release, "Rise of the Guardians."
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"The Croods" is only the second film this year to top $300 million globally, behind Disney’s ‘Oz the Great and Powerful.” The “Wizard of Oz” prequel added $13.6 million from 57 foreign markets this weekend to raise its international total to $241.3 million. With $212.7 million in domestic ticket sales, its global total now stands at $454 million.
Paramount knew overseas would be critical for its 3D “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and so far it's looking good.
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The 3D toy soldier sequel, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, was the biggest earner at the foreign box office for the second consecutive weekend with $40.2 million from 61 markets. That ups its overseas total after two weeks to $145.2 million, just behind the $152 million that the original film, “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra,” took over its entire foreign run. Major markets Japan and China are yet to come.
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Warner Bros. "Jack the Giant Slayer" brought in nearly $11 million from 61 foreign markets this weekend. That ups its foreign total to $116 million and its worldwide haul to $178 million.
In its debut, Sony's "Evil Dead" scared up $4.5 million from 22 markets. That topped another foreign opener, Universal's 3D re-release of "Jurassic Park," which brought in $3 million from nine markets.
The psychological thriller "Trance" brought in $3.2 million from six overseas markets for Fox.