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Monday, May 10, 2010

"Iron Man 2" is No. 1 for the 2nd week at overseas B.O.

By Siewaun
Reference: thehollywoodreporter

Paramount and Marvel Entertainment's "Iron Man 2" sat comfortably on top for the second straight week at the International box office, with $57.2 million from 10,774 screens in 61 markets, and accumulated a total of $194 million overseas earnings, reports THR.

The Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow starrer earned an estimated $133.6 million in its domestic opening weekend, thus making the total of worldwide earnings to $327.6 million.

With the total earnings, the sequel is now $71 million short the total overseas earnings of the original "Iron Man," and chances are high that it will overtakes the original very soon.

"Iron Man 2," which debuted April 28 at overseas territories, got a huge earnings in China with $7.3 million from about 3,000 screens.

It also took the No. 1 ranking in France and U.K. by earning $4 million from 655 screens, and $4.9 million from 426 screens respectively. "Iron Man 2" drew a combined opening earnings of $3.88 million to take the No.1 spot in Germany and Austria.

Other countries where it also took the top spot are Korea with $4.7 million from 834 locations for a market earnings of $22 million, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Italy and Mexico.

Disney's "Alice in Wonderland," which earned $12.5 million from 5,946 screens in 54 territories, took the No. 2 spot. Warner Bros.' "Clash of the Titans," came in third with $8.8 million earnings at more than 7,200 screens in 61 territories.

At No. 4 is Warners and New Line Cinema's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and at No. 5 is 20th Century Fox's "Date Night," which scored $4.7 million from 2,750 screens in 50 territories.

DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" took the sixth spot with $4.5 million from 4,249 screens in 60 territories. Sony's "The Back-Up Plan" is No. 7 with $4.3 million from 1,360 screens in 24 territories.

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