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November 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin easily captured the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $40.8 million in ticket sales. Since opening on Oct. 26, the animated film has earned $125.3 million in 45 countries. The film dominated the market in most countries, particularly the U.K., where it racked up $3.5 million in sales at 510 theaters, to bring its gross in that country to $16.7 million. No new film posed even the smallest challenge in any country. Opening in fourth place overseas, Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, took in just $9.19 million in 23 countries. A surprise performer on the U.K. arthouse scene was the British gay drama Weekend. It opened with $52,934 in 11 theaters. Britain’s Guardian newspaper pointed out that the film had received little promotion, “limited timeslots” at many theaters “and no coverage at all in gay-friendly neighborhoods.” The film, however, was given a boost by outstanding reviews.