"Basterds" still glorious at foreign box office
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Inglourious Basterds" logged a second weekend as the top film at the international box office, bolstered by impressive staying power in key markets and No. 1 openings in a handful of new ones.
All told, Quentin Tarantino's World War II opus fought its way to $19.4 million (11.9 million pounds) in 31 territories, raising its international gross to $59.1 million.
It opened at No. 1 in the Netherlands with $1.7 million, and also took the top spot in smaller markets such as Portugal, Denmark, Trinidad and Bulgaria.
It remained No. 1 in France (12-day total: $12.1 million), Germany (9-day: $7.7 million) and Australia (11-day: $5.7 million), and slipped to No. 2 in the U.K. (10-day: $10.8 million).
The new U.K. champ was "The Final Destination," which also ruled the field in North America. The horror sequel earned about $10.1 million from four foreign markets, led by Britain ($5.7 million) and France ($3 million).
"Funny People" opened at No. 3 in Britain with $1.5 million. The film's early international total from three markets is $2.8 million.
"Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs" earned $15 million from 51 markets, led by Italy with $10.8 million -- the country's biggest opening of the year. The cartoon's foreign total rose to $635.2 million.
"The Hangover" earned $6.3 million from 54 territories, taking its total to $159.5 million.
(Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)
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