The Top 10 International Earners for 2008

Mamma Mia! It was a wonderful year for U.S. films overseas.

Last Updated: March 31, 2009 @ 7:40 PM

The worldwide box office rose 5.2 percent in 2008 to a total of $28.1 billion, fueled by foreign ticket sales — which now comprise 65 percent of the total, an increase of 17 percent over the last five years, according to he latest annual report by the Motion Picture Association of America. Here are the Top 10 overseas earners for 2008:

 

1. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign gross: $469.5M

Domestic gross: $317.1M

 

2. "The Dark Knight"

Foreign gross: $468.5M

Domestic gross: $533.3M

 

3. "Mamma Mia!"

Foreign gross: $458M

Domestic gross: $144.1M

 

4. "Kung Fu Panda"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign gross: $416.4M

Domestic gross: $215.4M

 

5. "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"

Foreign gross: $411.3M

Domestic gross: $180M

 

6. "Quantum of Solace"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign gross: $408M

Domestic gross: $168.3M

  

7. "Hancock"

Foreign gross: $396.4M

Domestic gross: $227.9M

 

8. "WALL-E"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign gross: $310.9M

Domestic gross: $223.8M

 

9. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"

Foreign gross: $298.6M

Domestic gross: $102.4M

 

10. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"

Foreign gross: $278M

Domestic gross: $141.6M

 

Box office grosses from Box Office Mojo