‘Smithsonian,’ ‘Demons’ Stay Strong Overseas

‘Up’ sees strong debut in Russia, will roll out over the next few months.

Last Updated: June 1, 2009 @ 2:05 PM
"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" took the top spot at the international box office over the weekend, grossing $37.2 million in 100 markets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Overseas, the film has already hit $106 million; worldwide, its take is $211.3 million. Among the film’s 12 first-place finishes in different markets, the adventure comedy came in first in China, where it took in $7.4 million.

 

Sony’s "Angels & Demons" is still going strong overseas, having grossed another $32.9 million from 101 territories. The follow up to the "The Da Vinci Code" came in first in Germany and in Japan; its overseas total is now $251.7 million.

 

Disney-Pixar’s "Up" debuted in only a few markets, including Russia, where it hit no. 1; it opens in Mexico and in South America this weekend.

 

Disney-Pixar films follow a more staggered approach to opening instead of day-and-date debuts like several other summer films. "Up" opens in Mexico on June 5, it hits France on July 29, and it opens in and Korea and Spain on July 30.

 

Holdover "Terminator: Salvation" was No. 3 overseas, having taken in $13 million over the weekend. The international total is now $23.1 million, and its worldwide gross is $113.8 million.

 

Fox’s "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is still alive, having grossed $8.1 million in 104 markets. It came in first in Mexico, where it had a delayed debut due to the swine flu scare one month ago.

 

Paramount’s Star Trek" took in another $8 million, which puts its overseas take at $101.5 million. Its worldwide gross now stands at $311 million.

 

Mandate’s "Drag Me to Hell" opened day-and-date on 700 screens overseas, grossing $4.4 million.