In connection with yesterday's box office the foreign numbers for this weekend are officially in with Terminator Salvation coming out on top. HR reports the film landed in 1st place in all but four of its 70 markets by pulling another $67.5 million on 8,325 screens across the globe. Up until now the fourth film was only playing limited runs in some smaller territories.
According to its international distributor, Sony Pictures, the film is running 21% ahead of the comparable overseas boxoffice compiled by its predecessor, 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The latest title's weekend is the third-highest weekend foreign gross of 2009.
"Terminator's" leading market was the U.K., where it grossed $11.6 million from 900 locations. Russia produced $8 million from 786 sites, the 10th-biggest weekend opener to date for a Hollywood title there. France came up with $6.3 million from 752 spots, Germany provided $6 million from 981 locations, Australia generated $5.2 million from 386 screens and Spain contributed $4.9 million from 563 locations.
"Terminator's" early foreign gross is $97.2 million; with $4.4 million from paid previews in Japan factored in, the cume is $101.6 million. Sony's share of the weekend total was $65 million. With domestic and foreign combined, the fourth film has a worldwide gross of $207.0 million.
Click here to read Mania's Box Office Report which had Pixar's Up on top for its second consecutive weekend.