‘Sex and the City 2’ Still the Toast of Foreign Markets

‘SATC2,’ ‘Prince of Persia’ and ‘Robin Hood’ all holding up well overseas

 Maybe they should title Carrie Bradshaw’s next film “Sex and the International Market.”

Though it stumbled in the ‘States, “Sex and the City 2” was No. 1 on the foreign circuit this weekend, thanks to solid openings in 32 markets. The sequel took in $45 million from 7,970 screens in 49 territories, including top openings in France and Australia.
The New Line/Time Warner film has grossed $90 million oversas, about $17 million better than at home.
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” which also bowed disappointingly in the U.S., was second on the weekend in offshore markets. Still on more than 10,000 screens, the Disney film took $37.6 million, putting it at $156.4 million from foreign markets compared with its domestic haul of $59.5 million over two weeks of release.
Universal’s “Robin Hood” was third, drawing $9 million on its fourth weekend on foreign circuits. The Ridley Scott film stands at $172 million for foreign gross.
No. 4 was “Shrek Forever After,” which has softened in foreign markets while holding strong in the U.S. (it was No. 1 at home with $25.3 million). The DreamWorks Animation film drew $8.8 million from 1,986 sites in 19 markets.
DreamWorks also claimed the five spot, with “How to Train Your Dragon,” which has now crossed $253.3 million overseas.