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OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE MUCH LIKE THE ONE AT HOME

March 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For several films, the foreign box office was a near reflection of the domestic one. The second weekend of Oz The Great and Powerful collected an estimated $46.6 million internationally to bring its foreign gross to $136.8 million. It was down about 34 percent from the previous weekend as it opened at No. 1 in France and Taiwan and took over first place in its second weekend in Germany. It remained No. 1 in the U.K., France, and South Korea. Two Warner Bros. domestic flops did no better overseas. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opened in Australia with an estimated $1 million. It also debuted in the U.K.in eighth place with an estimated $550,000. Meanwhile, Warner’s Jack the Giant Slayer expanded into 25 markets but collected just $10.3 million. The $195-million movie has taken in $35.2 million overseas and $53.9 million domestically for a worldwide total of $89.1 million.