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.