"Terminator: Salvation" isn’t really sticking with Stateside critics or ticketbuyers, but it’s a different story overseas.
The Christian Bale-starrer landed in the top international spot again this weekend, taking in $46.1 million in 80 territories, according to studio estimates.
The fourth installment in the action franchise landed in first place in its Japan and China debuts, and it was the box office leader in more than 30 territories.
"Terminator" has now grossed $166 million internationally but only $114 million in the U.S.
On the flip side, "The Hangover," which is taking the domestic box office by storm ($105 million so far), landed in only the No. 4 spot internationally. The raunchy Vegas comedy took in $11.6 million in 15 territories and opened as the number one title in the U.K.
In second place overseas was Fox’s "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," which grossed $17.9 million on the weekend from 104 markets. Its international total is a strong $176 million to go along with its $143 domestic take.
Sony’s "Angels & Demons" was third, with $14.1 million. It’s still the worldwide leader at the box office, with a $315 million overseas take and a $123 million domestic take.
No. 5 on the weekend was Pixar/Disney’s "Up," which grossed $8.2 million from 14 territories. The animated adventure is rolling out slowly as most Pixar movies do.
Sony’s "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," took in only $2.4 million but but hasn’t opened in many territories yet, mostly just in Asia and the Middle East. And making little noise was Universal’s "Land of the Lost," which opened in five territories for a tally of $3.1 million.