The international box office numbers have come in and it seems Terminator Salvation has toppled the competition in foreign markets for its second consecutive weekend. The fourth installment in the franchise pulled in an estimated $46.1 million from 10,500 screens in 80 territories with Japan being the top earner with $10.7 million from 729 sites. The film's China bow registered $9 million from 1,671 locations. In all, "Salvation" took the No. 1 spot in more than 30 territories.
"Salvation's" international cume stands at $165.5 million, of which $141.1 million originates from territories handled by Sony. During its second weekend in the U.K., the film finished No. 2 with $3.4 million from 875 locations. In France, its second weekend produced $2.8 million from 737 locations. The film's worldwide gross is currently $279.3 million since launching last month.
Fox's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian landed in 2nd place for international territories with the film taking 1st place spot in its Mexico bow (grabbing a 38% market share with $3.3 million from 1,150 sites) and ranked first during its second Korea round ($6.9 million from 446 screens). Overall, the family comedy, starring Ben Stiller, drew $17.9 million from 8,156 sites in 104 markets, raising its international cume to $176.2 million. If you include the film's $143 million domestic gross 20th Century Fox has a worldwide cume of $319.6 million.
3rd Place goes to Sony's Angels & Demons, which grossed another $14.1 million from 7,110 screens for an overseas cume of $315 million. In Germany, "The Da Vinci Code" follow-up, starring Tom Hanks, finished No. 1 during its fifth stanza with $2.9 million from 1,041 screens for a market cume of $39.9 million. Sony has the highest worldwide gross of the summer season with the film earning $438.3 million.
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