'Pirates' again plunders overseas box office

LOS ANGELES: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" continues to take no prisoners in its siege of the overseas box office, topping the chart this past weekend with an impressive $69.4 million in about 50 territories. With a total gross close to $800 million worldwide, the overall franchise is now sailing toward $3.5 billion in global receipts.

In second place, "The Hangover Part II" continues to drink in heavy amounts of international cash, tossing back $63.8 million in its second weekend of release in more than 40 territories, and with a worldwide tab so far of more than $347 million.

Debuting internationally in third place with $61 million in about 40 territories was "X-Men: First Class." The fifth installment of the successful series of films has earned over $130 million worldwide and demonstrates the appeal of super heroes both overseas as well as in North America.

"Kung Fu Panda 2" had a solid fourth place international showing in its second weekend, with $38.4 million in around 20 territories and a family-driven global total of more than $262 million.

Here are the rest of the top 20 movies at international theaters last weekend, followed by their international gross for the weekend (excluding North America), number of theater locations, number of territories, worldwide gross to date (including North America), and number of weeks in release as compiled Wednesday by Rentrak Theatrical and provided by Hollywood.com:

5. "Fast Five," $6,242,537, 5,127 locations, 45 territories, $551,191,301, seven weeks.
6. "Rio," $3,296,936, 3,159 locations, 37 territories, $460,604,351, nine weeks.
7. "Sunny," $2,693,171, locations unavailable, one territory, $28,186,415, five weeks.
8. "The Tree of Life," $2,576,664, 525 locations, 10 territories, $11,855,760, four weeks.
9. "Midnight in Paris," $2,554,008, 921 locations, three territories, $24,852,778, four weeks.
10. "Paradise Kiss," $2,543,730, 303 locations, one territory, $2,543,730, one week.
11. "Princess Toyotomi," $2,290,445, locations unavailable, one territory, $9,337,251, two weeks.
12. "Drucker in the Dug-Out," $2,251,959, locations unavailable, one territory, $2,251,959, one week.
13. "Monsieur Papa," $1,835,071, 325 locations, three territories, $2,092,141, one week.
14. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," $1,810,964, 957 locations, 6 territories, $64,372,840, 11 weeks.
15. "Water For Elephants," $1,741,932, 1,816 locations, three territories, $108,110,064, eight weeks.
16. "Source Code," $1,612,580, 957 locations, 20 territories, $110,091,830, 10 weeks.
17. "Black Swan," $1,489,334, 21 locations, eight territories, $318,993,096, 20 weeks.
18. "The Rabbi's Cat," $1,412,336, 257 locations, three territories, $1,630,099, one week.
19. "Paul," $1,354,869, 187 locations, 12 territories, $90,940,029, 11 weeks.
20. "The Lincoln Lawyer," $1,350,677, 888 locations, 17 territories, $77,198,462, 12 weeks.

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